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Saturday, 22 April 2017

New Fabric from the Monday Market man

Tony the Monday market man was off for 3 months recovering from a hernia operation. He was able to plan it for the cold winter months after Christmas, as he was not allowed to lift anything heavy, which as a sole trader meant he couldn't do his stall.
Here are the fabrics I bought, all knits. I wasn't quite sure what I planned so have 2 metres of each.

Left: Black, grey and ivory leaf print.  The ivory and gray soften this slightly so its not as stark as black and white. Leaves are my favourite print.

Centre: Charcoal and beige stripe. Again not too stark, and I do find a narrow stripe RTW top in similar colours is a useful piece. Stripes are another favourite print for me.

Right: Ivory, grey and brown animal print. This is a slightly more subtle animal print than some, and I like the fact that grey and brown are included as it gives more options. My brown hair has quite a few streaks of grey now (I stopped colouring about 18 months ago) so hopefully this will reflect elements of my personal colouring.

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Note:
You may have noticed that I often reference my fabric purchases as being from the Monday Market Man. This is Tony, an old fashioned open air market stall holder, with no website.
He often only gets one roll of each fabric so if I like it I tend to buy it in case he doesn't have any more next time. 
If you'd like to see Tony's lovely fabrics he is available as follows:
Monday, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Wednesday, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Friday, Lichfield, Staffordshire
on the open air market of each town from 7am - 5pm

2 comments:

Linda T said...

Looks like a fun way to shop!










ellegeemakes.com said...

That looks pretty wonderful. Wish I lived closer so I could enjoy!