Thursday, March 3, 2011


Hues and shades
Stripes and prints
Plaids and solids
Acrid scent of dye
Mutes or brights
Under natural light

Touch the cottons
Flannel and Batiste
Handle the goods
Textures and grains

Rows of buttons,
Ribbon, sizing,
Needles, threads,
Bobbins, binding,
Patterns & rick rack

Background music
Bolts unfolded
Measuring tables
Chatter of clerk
Advises yardage
Customers discuss
Future projects
All signs and sights
At the fabric store


Peggy said...

You have captured the sights and goings on of a fabric store here Judy. A perfect place to find stripes! Good to see you writing this week.

Willow said...

Wonderful, sensory poem, the stripes of textiles. I have gone to the fabric store with my SILs, and it is a most dazzling place of color, texture...and I wish I knew how to make something beautiful from beautiful fabrics.

Judy Roney said...

I used to go when the kids were young and it WAS a magical place, Willow. I'm going by memory here. :)

Lynne said...

Judy, your poem makes me want to print out a copy and take it with me to the fabric store to read it again! Nice job.