You did know that Rosa Pomar of a ervilha cor de rosa has an online fabric and notions shop, Retrosaria, didn’t you? Thanks to her, I now know that “fabric” in Portuguese is “tecido.” I have to compile a big list of how to say “fabric” in other languages. We all need to be able to ask locals to point us to a shop no matter where we are in the world.
She sells a small handful of gorgeous cottons — many that I haven’t seen anywhere else — also the two sweet ribbons that she designed, amongst other notions. Like me, Rosa is an advocate of African fabrics, particularly the crazy wax prints of Ghana, so look for those as well.
Can I just say? It’s things like this that really make me curse the stupid weak American dollar.