One big, and very exciting, development in Planet Cat is that I have finally signed up for the soft furnishings course that I have been threatening to do ever since time immemorial. This means that I now have a valid excuse for buying all those interiors magazines and spending far too long in my favourite places ordering samples of beautiful and luxurious fabrics.
This is not good. On two counts… Firstly, I already have an enormous collection of a whole variety of sewing based literature (and can I ever find that pattern I was saving to make…) stashed under my bed. While Mr C was busy disposing of his old Top Gears and no longer useful cycling magazines over Christmas, I was sorting mine by type and working out how many I could store before they become a fire hazard. Secondly, I already have more samples than you can shake a stick at. In fact, for my first assignment I am supposed to get samples of six different types of fabric and write about them. Only six! I’ve got all I need but that means I don’t have to go to the fabric store, I need to up my game!
My main motivation for doing the course is that curtains really are my bête noir. I don’t know what I do to them but they really don’t like me. I suspect that one of the problems is that I over engineer them, but also I think that I have an innate fear of wasting that much fabric. I have, in my time made some pretty brilliant Roman blinds, but that’s just a case of applying maths to material and I can do that.
I’ll keep you up to date with my progress, meanwhile I’ve got fabric collections to research!