Author Archives: Anne George

About Anne George

I am fascinated by fabrics - the whole story of how plants and other natural products is turned into lustrous yarn and the skill of a hand weaver to turn the yarn into beautiful ethereal fabrics. I also have a fabric shop on Etsy - http://fabrictreasury.etsy.com where I feature hand woven, natural fabrics.

My Little Journals

Little journals have been a part of my life’s journey for a long time now.  They hold my scribblings, caricatures, folk art, quotes, thoughts and poems and just about anything I pick up from here and there… This page here is … Continue reading

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INDIGO – The color of Ancients.

INDIGO – The color of ancients. Photographed by Zac Chungath Indigo is an ancient dye and can be traced back to as far as 5000 BC. It is an integral part of the dyeing traditions in India, which is believed … Continue reading

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Some Summer Ice for me.

Summer is beating down with a vengeance and I squirreled away some of the Summer Ice linen fabrics for my summer dress projects. So I made dresses in 2 colors – pink and blue. Styled to fall slightly away from … Continue reading

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Ahimsa Silk Knit Jersey – VINTAGE MEMORIES Palette

Ahimsa Silk Knit Jersey is beautiful inside out. Silk yarn for this fabric is produced through a patented process which does not harm silk worms. Ahimsa Silk Knit Jersey is made only from cocoons discarded after the silk moth has naturally emerged. Yarn … Continue reading

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Menchijimi or Cotton Crepe

Menchijimi or cotton crepe is a divine fabric for summer fashions and decor. The shibos (crinkled effect) in cotton crepe is created by weaving high twist yarns in 20s – 100s. As the thread count goes higher, shibos get finer. … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Grotto collection

Yesterday, my new silks arrived from Don’s dye shop.  Quite a bit of uncharted waters for me here with batiked silks and understandably, there has been much nail biting and excitement. With colors, there’s always that slip between intended and … Continue reading

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Block Printed Collar Dress

Over here is a beautiful block printed collar dress by Katie of SCHWURLIE. She takes you through each step of making this dress. So easy to follow through and sew one for yourself. Head on over to her blog for construction details.

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KSIC Mysore Silks – The best crepe silks in India

Armed with google maps, iPad and car, I ventured out of the hotel at 12:30 PM with a somewhat vague itinerary. Visit to KSIC factory and outlet shop was definitely on the cards, but beyond that my day was open. … Continue reading

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Out of the Blue – The Story of Indigo

A wonderful story by Linzee McCray on Etsy Blog featuring Fabric Treasury‘s indigo cake and other beautiful works with indigo by talented fabric artists. Read more here – https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/indigo/

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Screen Printing in India

A video by Daniel Jacobs with an improvised musical score playing in the background. Watch beautiful Peacocks come to life in vivid colors in this amazing video. I love videos showcasing artisan talent. I believe a cinematographer’s eye is essential … Continue reading

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