Posts tagged ‘san francisco’

Lela Rose Silk at Britex Fabrics

San Francisco fabric mecca Britex Fabrics has a small, well curated selection of their fashion fabrics for sale online, including wools, silks, cottons, and linens. This print by fashion designer Lela Rose is printed on lightweight China silk. Related posts: Flocking Birds Silk at Britex San Francisco Textile Tour: Britex Italian Digitally Printed Silks Silk [...]

Urban Burp in the San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco vintage fabric store Urban Burp and its owner Electra Skilandat were profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle last week. Vintage fabric hits the big time! And speaking of vintage fabric, I’ve compiled our vintage fabric source series from a few weeks back into a single page here. It’s now linked from the sidebar [...]

Daily Swatch: May Flowers

Vintage floral fabric from Urban Burp. How I love the painted floral! Urban Burp owner Electra just wrote in to let me know that she recently acquired a warehouse full of vintage deadstock from the 50s-60s and beyond, the stash of a famous drapist who made the drapery for midcentury Burbank Studio sets. She’ll be [...]

Urban Burp Sale

Wow. This is a biggie! Wish I was there … of course, I have people I can put on the case … Previous post on Urban Burp here. Related posts: Urban Burp Interview San Francisco Textile Tour: Urban Burp Urban Burp in the San Francisco Chronicle Daily Swatch: Black Week Daily Swatch: May Flowers

Urban Burp Interview

A while back I wrote about my visit to San Francisco’s Urban Burp with Lisa Solomon. Lisa has posted an interview with the vintage fabric shop’s owner Electra on Poppytalk. Electra’s personality really comes through in the text. And finally, we learn the story behind the name! Related posts: Urban Burp in the San Francisco [...]

San Francisco Textile Tour: Everything Else

View Larger Map Leslie’s Crafty Google Map of San Francisco OK, the San Francisco Textile Tour ended up being a little less ambitious than originally planned — I wanted to tour the California School of Professional Fabric Design, but they couldn’t get me in, and I dropped the ball on calling Zoo Ink to see [...]

San Francisco Textile Tour: Urban Burp

The second stop on the San Francisco Textile Tour (first stop: Britex) was Urban Burp. I originally learned about it from this post on the Golden Yard and this post on Apartment Therapy. The shop is owned and run by a very friendly woman named Electra Skilandat. She’s a longtime collector of vintage fabrics who [...]

San Francisco Textile Tour: Britex

San Francisco was a blast! I met up with longtime blog-friend Lisa Solomon, who agreed to take me around to some fabric stores. She is just the sweetest and most interesting person. It was good to finally meet in person and to talk about blog-inappropriate topics. Our first stop was the legendary Britex Fabrics. I’ve [...]

Barkcloth Week: Melinamade

“Mobility” in white “Boomerang” in gray Melinamade makes reproduction/retro 1950s-70s fabrics, wallpaper, glassware, and accessories (Tiki Christmas stocking, anyone?). The designs are hand-screenprinted on new, drapery/upholstery-grade barkcloth. The price range for fabric is about $40/yard — I’d call that affordable high-end! Minimum order is one yard. “Jetson” in pink Related posts: Barkcloth Sources Daily Swatch: [...]