Why did I wait so long to go to Venice? Have you been? Isn’t it wonderful?
I’ll post more travel stuff later. Right now I want to tell you about my fabric shopping.
I didn’t find any apparel fabric shops on Venice, but I did come across a great curtain and upholstery fabric store: Colorcasa in Campo San Polo.
This lovely brocade in Colorcasa didn’t want to be curtains. It wanted to be an evening jacket or sheath dress. So I helped it out.
Well, I found no *real* garment fabric in Venice itself, but there is certainly lots of lace on the island of Burano. And the most wonderfully colourful fishermen’s houses.
I bought some lace souvenirs home too…
Now all this talk about Venetian fabrics needs to end with a quick word or two on fabrics in Adelaide. Yes, back less than 24 hours and I bought more.
It was Gay Naffine’s closing down sale. Lovely to see several old friends and meet some new ones in Gay’s workrooms. And I’m not just talking about the fabrics!
I just *had* to bring these home to make friends with my Venetians.
Now I know what Helen, Grace and Di took home, but what about you?