Sonic Fabric

by loobylu on 17/02/2006

in Green Crafting

sonic fabric

How cool is this stuff? Sonic Fabric is woven from 50% recycled prerecorded audiocassette tape and 50% cotton. Not only does it look amazing but if you draw a tape head over the surface of the fabric the sounds recorded on the tape can be heard. Pictured above are some silk screened flags by the artist, John Fishman, made from a collection of his favourite songs. The fabric is available made up into messenger bags and flags and what-not, but is also available as swatches and by the yard: “Sonic fabric is currently available by the yard in solid black and in a jewel-toned stripe. Yards are 60″ wide with curly tapeloops at the selvedges. Custom colors can be created by varying the cotton or polyester thread used in the warp.” Imagine your next quilt singing to you! (and possibly being a bit scratchy too). (via swissmiss)


Denyse Schmidt Quilts

I received a postcard from Denyse Schmidt Quilts last week which marks the 10th year of the business. To celebrate, they will be donating 10% of profits from the sale of quilts in 2006 to The National Marfan Foundation and The Alzheimer’s Association. Also for Denyse Schmidt fans is the exciting (perhaps now well and truly known) news that she will be releasing her own line of vintage inspired fabrics in the coming months through Free Spirit (those who also produce Amy Butler’s much loved fabrics). You can see a sneak peek at Quilter’s Buzz (via Thimble) and Seedpod (via Dioramarama).