Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Hello from rainy Taiwan!
The past few days have been pretty busy preparing for my next upcoming project here at the Dream Community, also I've sewn so many sequins my eyes have gone weird!
Anyway, today saw an exciting variation from the studio as I went fabric shopping! My coordinator here at the project, Mandy, took me to the big fabric house of dreams also known as 'Yong-le ShihChang' on Dihua Street in central Taipei. It was super awesome...so many amazing materials and trimmings! The only bit I didn't like was walking through the ground floor before going upstairs to the fabric bit, because that was the butcher's section and I clocked a bit of blood by the door and I could smell meat...ewww
But anyway...it was so much fun to go and see what they had and I picked up some juicy bits and pieces ready to start working with! I mean much as I love Shepherds Bush...these fabric places around Asia take some beating! There was a whole load of bizarre prints...an abundance of super hot quilted fabrics....sparkles galore and a bunch of randomly patterned faux-fur!
So the verdict is that fabric shopping in Taipei is pretty amazing!
Love and Lycra