fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Monday, April 19, 2010

Liber-T! Egalité! Couturé!

"Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand...A mighty woman with a torch"


Lady Liberty, of course, as interpreted by Anja Brinkmann of My Maki.

About time, right? That's what you are thinking: Farbenmix needs to make fabrics. If I've learned anything from my time working with the gals at Farbenmix, they never do anything half-baked. Only the best quality with the most reliable sources is good enough. This fabric is that 200 thread count European cotton percale that you love. So, New Yorkers and any lovers of liberty, this is your fabric!

Here, Miss Liber-T in Recycle Style:





So... Give me your thread, your patterns, your huddled fabrics, yearning to be sewn!

Miss Liber-T woven ribbon will be available this Thursday through the Farbenmix.de site. Fabric at a later date.

And it has been a while (grade school, I think) since I read the whole poem by Emma Lazarus, so here it is:

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"




And while I'm on topic, don't miss Nic of Luzia Pimpinella's new fabric. Oh. Em. Gee. Right?

FYI: Shirt- "Antonia" by Farbenmix. Skirt- Just winging it. Fabrics, other than Miss Liberty, a mash-up of recycled fabrics from old clothes, Michael Miller's globetrotting gnomes and some vintage 70s stuff. Except that awesome purple elephant knit (thanks, Chris!).

8 comments:

Klasse-Kleckse said...

Just a few hours ago, when I take a look at my stitchmaschine (???), I thought: "OH, Nancy will bei very happy with Miss Liber-T!"

But me too;-)

If I ever come to NY, I must take a look, if Miss Liberty really have such a great "Hüftschwung" (sorry I don't know the english word for this, maybe "hipflow"???);-)

Greetings Uschi

nicoleboxer said...

Nancy,

das Set ist so gigantisch schön!!!
Absolut traumhaft!!!

GLG Nicole

{Nic} Nicole Hildebrandt said...

*swooooooooooooooooooon*

ulli said...

lovely fabric and beautiful pictures!
i have just finished my MISS LIBER-T messenger bag (in my blog)...

greetings from a new york lover ;o)
ulli

Debbie said...

Beautiful...fabric and skirt. You inspire. Come to SW Ohio,...please?

Crafty Mama said...

Just awesome Nancy!

verysweetlife said...

I know it's an unusual question: The boots in the Liberté photograph--I'd love to know the name of the designer/label/brand. Any idea? They are the perfect boot!
Warmly!

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