Mostly Silk booth, 2005
Mostly Silk booth, 2006
OUR SILKMostly Silk has been selling Chinese and Indian silk brocades as well as plain, embroidered, beaded and pleated dupioni since 2004. We specialize in providing project specific variety in small quantities most appropriate for quilters, dollmakers, dressmakers, bookbinders and other fibre artists. Your freedom to choose is our goal! We usually have about 80 colours and designs each of Chinese and Indian brocades, as well as plain dupioni.
Our Indian silks are commmissioned directly from village weavers in India. Each loom is set up typically only 11 metres maximum is woven in one colour way. Many of our Indian silks are exclusive in Canada to Mostly Silk.
We also specialize in tie-dye rayon velvets, synthetic as well as silk-metallic organza, crepe-backed satin, suedette and a variety of other funky, textured fabrics. These are perfect fabrics for crazy quilting and applique embellishment and are a favourite with dollmakers.
MOSTLY SILK HISTORY
Louise Jackson started quilting in 1994 and it soon became her raison d'etre. A couple of years later she put her academic career on hold and bought her first sewing machine.
In 2002 Louise discovered Indian sari wedding brocade and fell in love. Because of minimum cut size restrictions (2 1/2 yards, i.e., standard sari size) for these silks, it became obvious pretty quickly that the patchwork designs she wanted to experiment with, weren't a financially viable from a leftovers perspective. Hence the idea for producing affordable Limited Edition silk quilt kits under the brand name Quilt-a-Porter. These kits are for 45"x60" lap quilts, perfect for sofa and armchair throws, and are limited to 15 or 20 maximum in each colour-way. Mostly Silk was registered as a company in 2004.
VISIT OUR BOOTH
Mostly Silk is now showing annually in British Columbia and Alberta including the Sewing and Crafts Shows in Victoria and Abbotsford; the Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Shows in Calgary and Edmonton aswell as the Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival. Other British Columbia venues include: Prince George, Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kamloops, Parkesvile, Courtenay, Nanaimo, and Vancouver.
TRUNK SHOWS and CLASSES
Louise has taught workshops and given seminars and presentations to the Sunshine Coast, Whistler, Kelowna, Vernon, Vancouver and Lions Gate Quilters' Guilds on piecing and quiilting with silk as well as raw edge crazy quilting by machine. In 2009 she is teaching at the Ridge Meadows Quilt Guild on February 28 and talking to the Langley Quilt Guild on March 25. For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like Louise to bring a trunk show, teach a workshop at your Guild, or are interested in private or group classes, please email us at email@example.com
Mostly Silk is a home-based business. If you would like to visit our workshop in Vancouver, B.C, please phone or email first so we can be sure to be available.
ONLINE STOREOur online store will be opening for business shortly. If you would like an announcement about our opening please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org