Our friend Trish is a small businesswoman whose product is custom-made silk dresses. Over the past two years I’ve written about her visit to search for silk factories (including this interesting video about the silk-making process) as well as a photo shoot I did for her last summer. She’s such a fashion-forward woman and is so enthusiastic about her product that Tawn and I really enjoy helping her.
This weekend we spent several hours at Old Siam, a fabric market in the heart of the old city, shopping for silk for Trish. Saturday’s visit was spent finding various silks and photographing them – some four dozen options in all. Then I processed the files, color corrected them as best I could so as to get an accurate representation, then send the pictures to Trish.
Sunday morning, after Trish had reviewed and narrowed the selections to just a dozen, Tawn and I returned to Old Siam, negotiating prices and quantities. By the end of the weekend, my head was spinning with silks. Truly, when I tried to go to sleep on Sunday night, it took me several hours as I kept dreaming of being buried under bolts of colorful silk!
Here are the fabrics that Trish settled on:
The binder appears as something off which I could later white-balance the picture. It is a 6×9″ binder so can also provide some sense of scale of the prints and plaids. Next time, I should have a little ruler measured out on the paper, shouldn’t I?
Anyhow, it was a fun weekend spent silk shopping. Personally, I go for the plaids in the vibrant colors. Maybe I’ll make a few jackets out of those. That would catch some attention!