Friday, 4 May 2012

SWATCHES

This is what happens when I'm left to my own devices. Sometimes there's nothing more satisfying than buying a new sketchbook and slowly filling it with beautiful things. When it comes to fabric scraps, I'm a bit of a hoarder; never sure what to do with these few beautiful inches left over from the cutting process, so I decided to make this little sketchbook filled with swatches of the fabrics I've used each season. The little scraps look so beautiful side by side and I feel the texture stands out even more than when on an actual garment. I can't wait until I've completed 20 seasons and I can flick back through, satisfied at the fabrics I've used throughout the years.

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  1. Such a beautiful idea Charlie! I can't wait to see how the book develops! xx

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  2. And then when you have a giant, worldwide brand and don't talk to any of us anymore, we can go to a book store and buy a glossy coffee table book of photographs of your swatches.

    P.S. When I saw the title of this post in my reader I was horrified. I should've known there'd be no plastic watches...

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    1. I love that idea! Except for the not talking to you part.

      I didn't even think that people might think watches, eeek! You should have known they would never appear here.

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    2. Oh, I stop talking to everyone eventually... It's entropy, or something.

      I think it's just because I've seen them cropping up on people's blogs recently. And the bastards keep emailing me.

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  3. I like your blog, your photographs...

    Good luck for thhe futur !

    DiaryCoffeeCigarettes

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  4. This is actually really cool. A great way to see how things have evolved and what you've been using.

    xo Joana

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  5. This way you can see how all the fabrics and colors in each season compliment each other! Beautiful.

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  6. That's such a clever idea, I love it, I love the scissors with the zig-zag blade, always makes cutting so much more fun! x

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    1. I know! I only found out last season that they were made to stop fabric fraying before overlocking was invented! Pretty amazing to think that all seams used to look that way inside a garment.

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  7. That makes it so much easier at shopping time!! Smart and fun!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.


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  8. beautiful!! the burgundy leather and that nude ponyskin are so recongisable from your collections :)

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  9. lovely swatches!! cant wait to see what u make of it. ur new collection perhaps?

    xx nathan.niche

    -FIND YOUR NICHE-
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