Our guest poster today is Leigh Richardson, the always delightful artist behind Leigh Designs. I enjoyed her recent newsletter so much I asked her if I could share it with you.
Leigh Designs was also exhibiting at the market. Her new designs for the show were five Fash-inserts for Lee bags. I’m completely in love with the wonderful dragon that looks like a Chinese New Year’s parade. You can see all five on her website. There will be more out this summer.
Now on to Leigh’s comments:
If Sundance is at a show, I’ll bet you’re there to see what is new. Now, they have sequins! Not your ordinary sequins, mind you … we’re talking Sundance, here! There are sequins with swirls, squares, glittery black ones and round circles within circles. There are flowers, stars and – would you believe – animal printed sequins? Can’t you just see them on mermaids? Then, they had the most incredible, large shoulder bags … (we just can’t have too many bags, can we?). These are from Guatemala: bright, patterned native dresses, re-made into bags!
ThreadworX is another favorite stop of ours! Our attention was grabbed by delectable packages of assorted colors of fibers called Thread Candy Studio. I drooled over true confections of floss, Legacy, Expressions, Charleston and those fabulous overdyed metallics all matched up for color impact in each package!
The Point Of It All Designs had lovely new Easter design offerings tempting us all in pastels of the season. Hyla also brought her Point Of It All Art Needlework Handcream which I used all weekend. Once absorbed by the skin one can even rub their hands on black pants and it will never leave a mark. I was stitching a canvas while using this cream frequently, proving its safety to me beyond any doubt.
Here’s what she has to say about the Fash-inserts. You should be able to find these in your LNS now.
We completely sold out of our FASH-INSERTs cash & carry for the wonderful canvas bags and the elegant Italian leather bag by Lee’s Needle Art (Colonial Needle). But not to worry, we will have more, NEW Fash-Insert designs to show you in Columbus [June market] ~ I’m on a roll!