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Featured Fabric - All About Rayon Batik
I continue to get lots of comments and questions about the wraps featured in my book, Wrapped in Embroidery. I would like to give you a bit of information about the fabrics I used for each of the 9 wraps included in the book. Let's start with the rayon wrap featured on the cover. I think you will agree that the model looks gorgeous wearing this purple hued wrap. Little did I know at the time I made the wrap that the color purple would play such an important role in 2014. Pantone has indeed named a shade of purple as the color of the year for 2014. If you have skimmed the content of letsgosew.com you have seen a bit of puple of purple scattered across the pages. Not that it is my all time favorite color, but it is soothing, pretty, and yes it certainly is one of my favorites.
Curious about the fabric I chose for the Batik Beauty? The wrap garment featured on the cover of my book, Wrapped In Embroidery, is made using rayon batik from Indonesian Batiks. This fabric is classified as a No-Motif batik. Meaning it has no pattern stamped on the fabric. I would say this fabric yardage has more of a tie dye look to it. Make no mistake, the colors are subdued, yet elegant with a mixture of complimentary colorations.
Vicki Hawkinson, owner and operator of indobatiks.com has a fabulous collection of rayon, cotton, and even knit batik fabrics. Beautiful rayon batik fabric is easy to sew, easy to embroider and feels wonderful to wear. As an added bonus, this fabric is also very easy to care for. No fuss, just machine wash and dry! Rayon batik fabric is colorfast and requires little more than a light ironing with a steam iron. The decriptive label shipped with the fabric says this: Each batik fabric is hand-dyed and unique. Wash in warm soapy water . . . all dyes are colorfast. Machine wash and dry.
Everyone who sees and touches this fabric falls in love with it. Simply put, a wrap made from this fabric looks and feels fabulous!!! This rayon wrap is one of my absolute favorite garments from the book. I currently have one in the pretty purple and another made up in a tropical blue. Next on my list to make from this same rayon batik is a red wrap and charcoal wrap. Once I complete these four I will have one to coordinate with absolutely everything in my wardrobe! Because the fabric is perfect for all four seasons, I know I will wear each and every one of these on many different occasions. You will find that this style wrap, as well as the remaining wraps featured in the book look great dressed up or down.
CLICK HERE to read the complete Indonesian Batiks blog post for January 2014.
Featured fabric is Amethyst Jewel - RBF05702H