Yes, actual woolgathering. As you can see, I have quite a bit of it. What's pictured is mostly folded and stacked against the wall knee-high, and I'm NOT picturing the really thick blanket weight wool which consumes much of my linen closet. And yes, it's 100% wool. I'm a fabric snob, and I will make no apologies. (The linen stack is elsewhere, but it's nearly as high.)
I'm *thinking* of putting my small talents to use and sewing to make some side dosh by making cloaks and robes on etsy.com or ebay.
I've been sewing for more years than I'm willing to admit, and making witchy things is much easier than churning out more Elizabethan gowns. So I'm not sure yet. I think I'm just going to make a bunch of things as my time permits, and when I have the inclination to sew, and if I get a custom order - that'll be fine too.
Just for giggles I made this cape Sunday. It's nubbly cotton velvet lined in taffeta. It's rather dishy. I'm wondering if I can list it for $50 and if that's reasonable given the time and cost of fabric I have invested in it. I think so.
So, now I just need a name to make fabric labels, and probably a tax ID so I won't get in trouble with the IRS. Damn. What should I call myself now? Any thoughts?
Help me flist - I suck at naming things.
These were horribly uninspired, but the best I could come up with:
Witchy-wear by AV
AV design studio
ApollinaV - Cloaks and Clothier