Com*mu”ni*ty [L. communitas: see Common (com– + munis ready to be of service).] 1. Common possession or enjoyment… 2. A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests… 3. Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.
Hmm. All I could think of for definition #1 was a community of patterns, or thread, or maybe fabric. We call those stashes, and most everyone in the sewing community has their own, so that didn’t seem right. Looking at #2 above, there’s the online community, and the online sewing community, but how do you photograph them? #3… uh… online sewing community?
So I went browsing through this year’s photos hoping for enlightenment, and came upon this. A-ha! A small community of animals, and people, too. Formerly a cotton table topper, it’s “tiny bethlehem” phillip & nicole de leon for Alexander Henry Fabrics © 1994.
That reminded me of a cotton flannel community of birds, from fabric.com last year, and still available. If you get any, let me know how you’re going to use it. I’m still debating whether to leave mine as a caftan (no sleeves to speak of) and order a bit more fabric to make some sleeves, or turn it into pants.
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