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Fabric Stash Wishlist - Part 6

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Fabric Stash Wishlist - Part 6

Hi. Welcome back to my list of top Canadian online fabric sources. Let's go fabric shopping! PART 6: Fabric Spark Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 10.47.54 AMDaryl of Fabric Spark says she learned to sew 'under the menacing eyes of her junior high sewing teacher' and despite these inauspicious beginnings, her love of fabric and beautiful design continued and grew into the delightful online fabric store she curates today with the help and inspiration of her equally creative sisters. She calls fabric her 'creative spark'  and certainly, her store will serve to inspire you (and the sewer in your life) with its range of beautiful textiles, sewing patterns for adults, kids and the home, and ready-to-sew kits. Daryl's favourite fabrics include the following: 1. Echino Helicopter - This cotton linen blend would look fabulous as a hip cross body messenger bag or a throw pillow trimmed in leather. [caption id="attachment_12503" align="aligncenter" width="466"] Echino - Helicopter Echino - Helicopter [/caption] 2. Cleta - Riding Diary in Burst For the urban cyclist. [caption id="attachment_12504" align="aligncenter" width="472"] Cleta - Riding Diary in Burst Cleta - Riding Diary in Burst[/caption]   3. Paint - Palette in Spackle For the DIYer. [caption id="attachment_12505" align="aligncenter" width="473"] Paint - Palette in Spackle Paint - Palette in Spackle[/caption]  
  As for me, I'm an absolute sucker for glitter in any form I can get it, so when Cotton + Steel came out with their last release of fresh, modern designs, I was thrilled to catch the glimmer of metallics sprinkled throughout the collection! I was even happier to find these in the Fabric Spark inventory: [caption id="attachment_12495" align="aligncenter" width="478"] Cotton + Steel Basics - XOXO in Toy Boat Gold Cotton + Steel Basics - XOXO in Toy Boat Gold[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12494" align="aligncenter" width="484"] Cotton + Steel Arrows in Coral Metallic Cotton + Steel Arrows in Coral Metallic[/caption]

Which would look amazing with this wallpaper I'm considering for a feature wall in my daughter's bedroom:

[caption id="attachment_12496" align="aligncenter" width="440"] a shot in water by Emily Sanford via Spoonflower a shot in water by Emily Sanford via Spoonflower[/caption]

Don't you just love how that worked out?

Also, if you're shopping for gifts, check out the list of ready-to-sew kits including this one which comes complete with the fabric and instructions to make 4 reusable gift bags:

[caption id="attachment_12506" align="aligncenter" width="477"] DIY Gift Bag Kit DIY Gift Bag Kit[/caption]

And this kit from fellow Canadian creative blogger, Very Shannon:

Reversible Box Tote kit by Very Shannon via Fabric Spark For the serious knitter - or want-to-be-knitter - check out this fantastic import sure to make you itch for your needles: [caption id="attachment_12507" align="aligncenter" width="479"] Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 9.52.27 AM Crazy Sexy Wool from Wool and The Gang[/caption] Which you can use to make this insanely fabulous chunky tartan cowl: [caption id="attachment_12508" align="aligncenter" width="388"] Tartan Lula Hoop Tartan Lula Hoop[/caption]

Which fabric will inspire your next project?


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Fabric Stash Wishlist - Part 6