Friday, 21 October 2011

Concert and soprano ukulele gig bags in Clothkits fabric

These are two new ukulele gig bags made from Clothkits birds and apples print fabric designed by the ever brilliant Jane Foster
       I bought this material from Clothkits shop in Chichester. Those of us who grew up in the 70s will probably remember Clothkits pre-printed kit clothing, from which you could cut out and sew a pair of dungarees without needing to use a paper pattern. They still sell the dungarees kits today (updated with designs by contemporary print artists) as well as stunning fabrics, haberdashery and all manner of sewing kits. Everything they produce is designed and made in England. You can see the full range of their wares at their lovely shop HQ, which is worth a day trip to Chichester in itself for the beautiful collection of fabrics and all kinds wonderful and unusual trimmings. I'm saving up for a few metres of their fruit salad gigantic pom pom trim.
These gorgeous red soprano and concert sized uke gig bags (fully padded and quilted with black star print linings) are now on sale in the Ivy Arch shop. Visit the shop for more pictures and information!

2 comments:

Jane Foster Blog said...

Hi,
I've just come across these wonderful cases you're making from the fabric I designed! I love them!
Jane Foster

Ivy Arch said...

I'm delighted to read your comment! I love this fabric and even used the little bird off-cut remnants to applique some party bags:
http://www.ivyarch.co.uk/2011/12/upcycled-party-bags-for-age-of-reason.html - no bit of the print was wasted.

We're huge fans of your work in our house. I wear the felt bird brooches you designed a few years back (still going strong) and my daughter has your Bird on a Cat's Back print hanging in her room. Thanks so much :-)

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