It's a really good day when I can find a specific fabric after a long and previously unproductive search. Today, I located one of our best selling fabric in yet another background color. When that happens I get a natural high.
For years, our Hermit's Lantern bag has been a popular choice of many customers because it actually has several beautiful gold and silver/pewter lanterns depicted on it. (The Hermit card is often shown with a hermit holding a lantern out in front of him to light his way. Guidance, isn't that what we all seek?.) The background was gold on that fabric. This one has a cherry red background instead. Yet, the illustrations are the same. I've been hunting for this fabric all over the place. Since it was first manufactured in 2008, I was worried I couldn't find any more online or at any of my favorite fabric stores. (Manufacturers like to discontinue designs every year. Much to my distress!) I guess my own personal guardian angel was looking out for me because, happily, we can now make a good number of bags and some spreadcloths out of it. I didn't have enough of the gold fabric to make spreadcloths too. Now I can.
While at the same store, I also found more of the Gifting Angels fabric, so I snatched up the last four and half yards of that also. It has been out of print for three years, so supplies are dwindling fast. The angels are small on this one and they go in all directions instead of in two horizonatl rows. I like that though. It will make a better spreadcloth that way. Well, I'm off now to sew those up and get the scans and descriptions online so tarot readers that like angels or the Hermit card can find a tarot reading cloth or bag in their favorite theme or color.
I love doing this. The discoveries are such fun. Just call me a Fabric Addict. You already know I'm a Tarot Addict, if you've seen my list of tarot decks on the FAQ page.