|Marcia Derse with some of her fab fabric.|
While we were there, look who else we ran into! Johnny Depp was helping to advertise an All You Can Eat Chocolate Event in Langley, near where Marcia has her shop. Okay, so it's a cardboard Johnny, but it looks pretty real.
Marcia's shop, which she shares with some other artists, is called Side Market. Here's the link: http://www.marciaderse.com/side-market/
She showed us swatches of all the fabric she has designed. She designs it by dying and doing other surface design on fat quarters and then sends those pieces of fabric to her fabric company, Windham Fabrics, which has it printed in Japan. From one swatch she can have them print that design in any combination of colors from her palette.
I love the rich colors and loose, almost primitive patterning. Below is a different, more intricate style that she's designed for fall 2017 release.
Here is a wall hanging she made using colors from her palette.
Afterward, we had lunch at an outdoor cafe across the way and wandered through the little shops and gardens. The weather was perfect -- sunny and about 70.
Then we drove a few miles into the heart of Langley and took in this amazing view of the Cascades and water.
After an iced mocha for me and gelato for the others, it was back onto the ferry for the ride home.
Have a colorful day