A local fiber artist’s dream store

I feel blessed to be part of the amazingly rich-in-the-arts creative community of Brattleboro, Vermont. I sometimes, of course, fall into bopping through my days, taking it for granted.

Then something happens- I attend a local concert or see lots of friends at Gallery Walk for example- and I’m reminded anew how lucky I am. I had just such a moment yesterday. I couldn’t find just the right fabric in my dyed stash to use to stretch on stretcher bars to create a background mount for my latest piece. I wandered into Delectable Mountain Cloth, piece in hand.  Jan, the owner, began to pile bolts and bundles of  silk possibilities on the counter for me to spread out and consider. I left happy with a few gorgeous yards in several colors. Here’s another detail shot of this piece with more stitching:

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This store is like no other fabric store I’ve found. Hundreds of lusciously colored vibrant silks to fondle and drool (figuratively) over. Eye candy abounds. Since most of the fabric I use in my art I dye and paint myself, I haven’t found a reason to buy much though I do get all my thread here and always feel inspired and my color juices flowing after a visit.

If you’re not near Brattleboro, they have an extensive online store at their website.

2 Responses to “A local fiber artist’s dream store”

  1. Ann Brauer Says:

    It is an absolutely amazing store–the colors are just spectacular. It was the one place I miss shopping now that I am using commercial cottons–but I still visit it and have to buy something every time I’m up in Brat.

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