What is the Artisan fabric range?
“The purpose of my Artisan collection is to bring together different types of ethnic fabrics, such as batiks and ikats, with quilting weight cottons, so they can be sewn together to make quilts, garments and accessories. The idea is hardly new: “make-do” and “waste not” are patchwork ideals, so it isn’t necessary to make a quilt from only one type of fabric. However, various ‘ethnic’ fabrics will not behave in the same way as quilting weight cotton: they have different characteristics that can make using them a bit of a challenge, but it is well worth doing so nevertheless. These fabrics need to be appreciated for what they offer and not rejected for what they do not.”
14 designs for patchwork & sewing using fabrics from Kaffe’s Artisan range