Tuesday, February 24, 2009

True Lineage

If you are out and about and happen to see the latest issue of Selvedge Magazine, be sure to pick up a copy!  Our article, True Lineage: The Trials and Tribulations of a Ticking Collector (say that a few times fast!) was finally completed and published in the March issue.  Written with details of how and why we collect ticking, along with a history of the striped cloth and some colorful tales of my friend, Elizabeth Baer from Bath - or Mrs. Ticking - as she's known in certain circles.  
The Frugal Issue, number 27, is all about taking care of your textiles.  With articles on mending, washing, drying and dying your old cloths - this issue is sure to be one to keep!  If you can't find an issue near you, check our website, frenchgeneral.com, where we'll have some signed issues for sale soon.  Merci!


Christina said...

oh i can't wait to see your article in there. thanks for the heads up!

edina said...

Ooo, I'll have to look for that issue!

It was so nice to meet you last week and to finally have a chance to visit French General. Despite my horrible allergies, I had a wonderful time and can't wait to return! Thanks for sharing some of your tips on Paris markets - I'm looking forward to checking some of them out in a few months.


The Joy of Nesting said...

Thank you Kaari,

Please let us know when you have them availabe, it will be about the only way I can get a copy down here ;)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Anonymous said...

Kaari, Your picture of the lovely, woven fabrics prompted me to show you more of the same here:


Dawn Edmondson, a frequent contributor to the Somerset magazines just received a present of some from a friend.

So lovely!

I love ticking too! Love to mix it with toile!


Heather said...

i love this blog. I scrolled through many blogs and this one really 'grabbed' me. My blog will never be as sophisticated and rich in imagery and wisdom as this one. However I shall marvel from afar at this glorious blog. Thank you for giving me such pleasure. Warp and the Weft really is a special blog

Anonymous said...


I can't wait to see your article!! I can't wait for the Selvedge Magazine!! Do you have it in your shop yet? I have just "discovered" you after years of sewing and searching for fabrics and notions.

I love ticking and all sorts of vintage fabrics and millinery, too!