Thursday, August 6, 2015

That Frond Fabric!

      At AQS Syracuse, my favorite booth was the Frond Fabric booth. The colors were breathtaking. I had never seen this fabric. Although I made myself look all through the booths, I came back, bought some, came back, bought more. It is a good thing I had to go home. The Frond fabric starts as real paintings, not digital. They are then used to print the fabric. The colors are so saturated. I was able to talk to the founder of Frond, Stephanie Brandenburg, and gush how much I loved it. Everyone working in the booth was so passionate about their fabric. It was such fun to have them show the fabric. They had lots of 1/2 yards in bags, so I could try a lot of them. I love the plaster of paris, raku, and colorwash fabrics. I bought a crazy print also. I used the Canon SLR at home to photo them, but you can go to their site,, and see them better. 
     Now, I have to figure out how to make a quilt out of them. I wish Wanda lived next door, I would bug her about these over coffee.
     No one in my area carries them, as people here love repros, Civil War, mostly very greyed, traditional fabric in the stores.


Peg said...

Went to the Frond fabric website. Some of the fabric artwork looked similar to the watercolors you paint. Have you ever done your painting artwork on fabric? Some of your watercolors are stunning and lend themselves to fabric expression. Thanks for photos from the show. Very inspiring.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love to paint. I love to quilt. I will let someone else make the fabric. I think I have time now deciding what to work on, I don't want to take any more time away from quilting. Especially now that I have the long arm. Another time eater.

Elizabeth said...


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I have seen some of Stephanie's fabrics in the past but hadn't seen the current ones. I have a bunch of hand dyed fabric, similar styles and I have not made anything out of most of it. They are so pretty I hate to cut into them.

Jan said...

Love Love LOVE this fabric. I keep wandering around the internet, looking at the different fabrics at different stores.... I don't want to cut into mine either, but I think I have a plan!