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.
Posted by Deb Rowden at 7:44 PM
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Oh my! Just yesterday, I picked up a great piece of corduroy at the thrift store. Now I know why!ReplyDelete
This is so funny! I taught a class yesterday and one of my students brought corduroy and velvet for her curved piecing experience!ReplyDelete
I love the quilt!
I love corduroy. Back in my younger days, I made a skirt/jacket suit in wide wale. The jacket was double breasted & the skirt had an inverted box pleat in the front. Wore that thing to death.ReplyDelete
In 8th grade sewing class, I made a coral corduroy dress with a scoop neck and collar. My teacher was braver than yours. I remember doing the sleeves over 3x. Also wore it for years. I made a mostly corduroy quilt in Gwen Marston's class on solids. I was intimidated by solids and decided corduroy was the only way to get some texture. Will post it on the Rebels blog. email@example.comReplyDelete
Oh, I love my cords! I'll be marking this on my calendar; it's pretty funny.ReplyDelete
Because of your inspiration, my 7yo dd has a quilt made from a flannel pieced center from the Salvation Army, my corduroy skirt and shirt and scraps from everywhere, including some cute napkins. It is the warmest quilt and perfect winter weight. It was her Christmas gift last year. She is 7yo.ReplyDelete
wow! I'd love to see a picture of Lucy's quilt, good for you! what a lucky girl........ReplyDelete
Let read of a very interesting post. I am making a Christmas quilt right now and Santa's mittens are waleless corduroy. So rich. But the thing that caught my eye was the picture of the red dress. I saw a painting of a woman with the same pose http://janethillstudio.com/blog/2010/03/she-liked-to-rustle-her-red-crinoline.html and it reminded me of that.ReplyDelete