seni (that smiling beauty above, who is one of nicole's oldest friends) took us to this 3 storey building in a town close to her home where i was in colour and pattern bliss. fabricccc! you are soooo gooooood! we chose and gathered some things to play with as we conceptualize some kits and goodies for the women's co-op that we are setting up with seni.
this shop is where the locals come to buy fabric for their ceremonial clothing ~ there were so many beautiful woven ikat fabrics it was so tricky to choose just a few... after um, several hours in the fabric building, we moved on to the pom-pom shop where placing a large order of pom-poms proved to be a long and drawn out comedy skit involving all of the characters you see below ~we love doing biz in bali! its always hilarious, laid-back, and colourful!!
also exhausting and requires a lot of iced-kopi/fresh young coconuts to get us through ;)when we got home yindi and i set up our own crazy sewing studio on the porch and had some fun playing with the new goodies ~ the neon pink holey fabric being irresistible to us both ~yindi whipped up some new clothes for our em & nicole dolls, and i decided to turn my hula hoop into a loom for some weaving (coz i wanted to use all of the fabrics!) ~ a fun and relaxing project that we both worked on in the mornings while drinking watermelon smoothies :) it's really easy to set up a hula-hoop loom, and something kids really love being part of ~ i first saw instructions on pinterest a few years ago and we have had many going in our living room at various times!carrying the bali colourful handmade vibe back here into the land of white ~ love having all these fun bits and pieces to work with in my studio and the memories and stories of how we got them to bask in while i sew !