Monday, 14 April 2014

fingerfood

ha.

i bet when you read "fingerfood"
you thought of the wedding reception in "Love Actually"
or
if you are my age
of prunes wrapped in bacon
strange stripy sandwiches cut on the diagonal
and those funny lurid coloured cocktail onions

that's not what this is about.
i'm talking the fingerfood that is the soft caress of SilkyMerino
fresh from the cauldron
it's just too delicious.
and i can't stop running my fingers over the surface.
the fabulous thing about SilkyMerino, aside from magical properties in the dyebath
and that it is delivered as an extremely useful tube
is that the merino part is pure new Australian wool sourced from fine wool producers in NSW
mixed with a little silk
and then transformed into this superb fabric.
this dress was made for my agent, Jen Loew
who trusts me that it's going to be perfect for summer in New York
as well as any other climate anywhere else.
she specified comfy.
comfy is winging its way to her.
and of course it has a little camouflaged pocket.
of which there will be stories in the 'shapeshifter' book
[which is the next one in line once i finish the student celebration book]
and did i mention that it smells really nice?



36 comments:

  1. oh, a dress that is lovely to wear (in every sense), smells nice AND has a secret pocket? india, you have magic in your hands!

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  2. This dress is delicious and perfect for summer in New York. Lucky Pam. May I unabashedly mention that if anyone is looking to purchase the fabric...I've got about 200 yards available in my shop now.

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  3. Fabulous, I wish we could buy this fabric in the UK but I can't find any suppliers.

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  4. I just bought some of this -- a tube, 2 yards! -- but I don't know enough about garment sewing to convert it to a dress. Would you be willing to point me in the right direction? Thank you! JS

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    1. you could begin by looking at the work done by Issey Miyake
      or
      just play.

      there'll be a "shapeshifter" book sometime this year

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  6. it is lovely stuff, and the tube is sooo convenient ... but yes, it's your magic fingers that make it so special .... lucky lucky lucky Jen Lowe :)

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  7. This is beyond gorgeous, and I can only imagine what it would feel like against my fingers...

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    1. Butter soft, me dear, butter soft!

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  8. Love at first bite. I mean sight. Magically beautiful, I love it.

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    1. first bite it is...the wee kitten loves to bury his nose in a scrap and fall asleep...

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    1. really i have to thank Marion of www.beautifulsilks.com for sourcing such lovely product for me to work with. over the years she has helped me so much, even to having my favourite stitching thread [#5 silk+cotton mix] spun finely and put on cones so i can use it in my overlocker [serger] and when i came home from the US one year with a silk broadcloth sample, promptly topped it by making a silk+wool broadcloth, bless her!

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  10. I think I enjoy the smell more than the feel.... but that is a wondrous frock either way, and protected from little bugs by the lingering eucalyptus fragrance.

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  11. Beautiful 3d print. I enter a forest

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  12. lovely dress and fabric , i agree totally about merino silky jersey, india are second skin workshop with this fabric still going on ? and india design together would bee a wish too thank you

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    1. there will be some more classes at some point, presently the two at Mansfield are the last in this year

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  13. ooooooo love (love) LURVE it all... its more finger-banquet than simply finger food....

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  14. Very lovely dress... I did Saturday with Julian Roberts on your recommendation and it was FAB! thank you for the encouragement!

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    1. He's so marvellously entertaining, isn't he?

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  15. So beautiful! I hope I have a chance to take a class with you again soon. Hope you make it back to PA or at least NJ someday soon.

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  16. Oooh, bring on the 'shapeshifter' book! I can't wait to get into that!

    Claudia

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  18. Such a wonderful dress, so many stories, can hardly wait for your new book- pockets have always been special to me

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  19. What a gorgeous dress, gorgeous dye spots ... as for finger food ... watercress sandwiches. xo

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  20. The dress is beyond words to describe its beauty and loveliness.....delicate tea sandwich finger food, absolutely. Wool and silk...perfection...the eco-printing stupendous.

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  21. India, the marks on this dress are more beautiful than words can say. Inspired by your work, I wrapped leaves and flower petals around eggs, tucked them into small net bags, then boiled. They are the prettiest Easter eggs I have ever held! Pictures are on my blog if you would like to see them. I also have a post with a tribute to you, on my first attempt at bundling leaves and stuff in cloth. www.animpartationofcolor.blogspot.com

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