His Dalek Materials

His Dalek Materials

This instalment of the Dalek Game is for Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. I really want the Weeping Angel fabric.

The shop in this picture is named for Abram’s Drapers in Miles, one of many Lebanese-founded drapers, tailors and haberdashers that exist – or used to exist – across the Darling Downs. I miss those shops – offcuts and ribbons and bolts of dusty old fabric, stacks of hats, hooks full of zippers, boots, lace motifs, stork-handled scissors and tatting bobbins. One in Dalby still had the hand-cranked cage on wires which once delivered change to the counting-room at the back of the store. I remember that even in the late ’90s in Brisbane there was still a haberdashery counter in Myer department stores in Brisbane.

Ace Drapers in Roma, however, was alarming – odd helpful assistants looming out of the ancient gloom between the shelves, and vanishing up the box-crowded sweeping stairs to prowl through the upper floors and return with what you desired.

His Dark Materials is not about fabric, but I have not yet forgiven Philip Pullman for killing off my favourite character.

6 thoughts on “His Dalek Materials

  1. I believe I’ve seen Dalek fabric on the Internet. I think I even out a link up on my FB wall, but that was ages ago.

  2. I would buy ALL that material!

    Cough, Spoonflower is a good source for fan-designed DW fabric and other stuff, it’s like the Cafe Press for fabric. The really awesome thing is that you can order any design on the site in a choice of weights, so if you find the Dalek fabric you prefer, you could upholster a CHAIR in it.

    • Yes… I have even considered making some. I have a few weeping angel sketches for it somewhere about my desk, but then I decided there were Other Things I Could Be Doing.

      Love your icon, by the way!

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