Sticks of recycled beads from Magie at the African Fabric Shop, one boring but needed black thread, pieces of chiffon and silk tissue, Stef Francis braided silk hanks and Stef Francis superfine silks, a piece of dupions silk and one of silk scrim all from The Silk Route.
All kinds of bits to play with from Ario - various samples sizes of Tyvek, wireforms, mire meshes, embossingpen, glue for embossing powders, foils, softsculpt, fibertex, paintstix rubbing plates, filligree fluid, polyshrink...
Glass beads from Magie, Painstix and Pink Pig A3 / A4 sketchbooks from ario
Khadi papers, Stewart Gill and Luminere paints, wax resist, hemp threads, chiffon scarves from Ario,
yummy yummy perle threads from South African from Magie
...shweshewe and dutch wax fabrics from Magie (These are intended for a new quilt I intend to reseve to work on only when I go to class in Penrith and which shall be called Mr Mandela's Mandala.)
and a basket to keep them all in. These are new to Magie's stock and she had various sizes and designs in a pile on the floor by her stall. I arrived as the traders mall opened and saw them. I turned away just for long enough to hand a quilt to her husband which they had asked me to show them, turned back round and they were almost gone. There were several women with armfulls - four and five each! It was like Tulip Fever with baskets. Dennis was watching from the cafe balcony and said he had never seen anything like it!
More from the show and life in general in posts this week. Right now I have to go play with some paint in the garage whilst the temperature is still above zero.