Back in February I was with one of my suppliers ordering fabrics for the upcoming seasons when some fabric that he was wearing, which had been made into a shirt, caught my eye.
"That's Day of the Dead" he said.
Well with a little persuasion from my Husband I placed an order for some of this fabric. At the time I had no idea what I would make with it but something about the design struck me.
As is often the way with many of the fabrics I get a number of my designs worked: fabric baskets, fabric bunting, zipper pouches, covered notebooks - the list goes on. But a little voice in my head kept saying "What is Day of the Dead all about?"
Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead originated in Mexico in remembrance of friends and family members who have died.
There are some assumptions that Day of the Dead is a Mexican version of Halloween. Rather than a night of dark terror and mischief, Day of the Dead festivities demonstrate love and respect for those no longer with us.
So over the next few days whilst many of you will be celebrating Halloween I will be waiting for Dia de los Muertos to remember loved ones no longer here.
Who knew back in February when I was struck by a fabric design that I would be learning about these festivities.
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