Saturday, November 20, 2010
Hail the wale
That date - 11/11/11 - is especially chosen as those numbers are most like the wales (the raised ribs) of corduroy.
I learned all this thanks to a piece on the Corduroy Appreciation Club by Bill Geist on CBS Sunday Morning. You can see more about his report here.
To celebrate: I propose that we incorporate SOME corduroy into our scrappy work. Adding different texture makes a textile project more exciting.
A total corduroy piece is probably NOT ideal. I do have one, this improvised quilt I featured back in January. It's fascinating to behold but HEAVY!
fabrics with nap). I had many corduroy jumpers - I found a picture of one from the 1960s.
Anyway, start collecting your corduroy scraps now. Be ready for 11/11/11.