This weekend, I got to go to an opening reception for Austin’s newest independent fabric shop, The Common Thread. It’s primarily an apparel fabric shop, with lots of natural fibers and organic offerings. She has at least one Liberty print, a couple Echino linen blends, oilcloth, baby-leaning fabrics like Minkee and flannel (because Austin Baby is next door), silks, linens, cotton wovens and knits, denim, knits, lace, sheers, solids, prints … you name it. There’s also a small selection of ribbons, trim, and notions; books are on the way. The shop is airy and inviting, and owner Jeanie is super. Her enthusiasm for supporting other local small businesses and the local sewing community is inspiring.
The shop just had its “quiet opening” yesterday, so stop by! It’s located one block south of Barton Springs Road at 701-E South Lamar Blvd. Hours are 10am-6pm Tuesday-Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday. Phone # is (512) 445-7270. Congratulations Jeanie!