Hi, welcome to String Revolution. I'm Léan, I live in Dublin with my husband and two little boys, and I am a dangerous stringy subversive.
My job is to radiate my creative truth, and to help you radiate yours. I create, without exception, every day. I write here when I have something to say.

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Sunday Stash, no. 1

Vietnamese silk

Feast your eyes on this thrilling silk, which a dear friend brought back from Vietnam as a present for me when she travelled there a few years ago. Isn’t it amazing? I adore the way the woven pattern is so sumptuous and intricate on the front, then recedes to make way for the calm stripes on the back.

My friend gave me this beautiful fabric when she came to meet the Feaster for the first time, when he was nearly a year old. I was so touched by the gift – not least because it was emphatically for Sewing Léan, and not for the Mama Léan who has been in the foreground for the last few years. My wardrobe these days is exclusively machine-washable, but that won’t always be the case. This silk will be waiting for me when I’m ready for it.

Meanwhile, I can daydream about what it will become. I have about four or five metres, I think (that’s eyeballing – I didn’t measure). Perhaps a longish tailored jacket with a full skirt, like an eighteenth-century grandee? Or an ultra-simple sheath dress? Suggestions welcome!

(Incidentally, I’ve been meaning to write a Sunday Stash post for ages, but this is the first time I’ve been sufficiently organised. I saw it first at Red Pepper Quilts, and then Rita kindly pointed me at the original post by Tam of 1/4 of an Inch. I love the idea, and I intend to join in as often as I can.)

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