Last night we returned from our last sales trip of the year 2011, this one to Troy, Michigan. I didn’t find the right fabric to bring home but
Fabric found me,
Road Fabric, that is.
Friday night, this truck was parked outside our motel room. Really. I had to blink twice.
What the heck is a GeoTextile?
Up at 6:30 the next morning and the trucks were gone! However later that morning a couple of trucks returned and I was able to document the rolls of netting and mysterious fabrics and bundles on the flatbeds
How curious. The trucks were pulling machines with spray nozzles that were covered in drippy, gooey, tarry looking black stuff. So this is what the future of textiles looks like? I was too shy to interrupt the crew members and
interrogate ask them about the process.
So Gaely and her shadow just circled the wagons
puttering around, doing what a woman and a dog do on a sunny morning and trying to mind our own business. Gaely had no trouble with this.
That afternoon I tried to buy fabric, really I did, at Haberman’s in Royal Oak, MI. I found the perfect piece, a smooth, hard, gray wool jersey knit by Michael Kors but there was only 1.25 yards left, not enough. The store is fabulous, the fabrics are great, ohhhh, the buttons, the patterns, the boning! but nothing was exactly what I was looking for. I walked out of a fabric store empty handed. That’s right. It happened.
I’m home and there are no more sales trips on the 2011 calendar. I think it’s safe to unpack the suitcase until 2012.
And I will have time to sew. Most likely sewing will happen.