Posts tagged ‘shopping’

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Ayumi’s Favorites

Though Japanese fabrics are now widely available in the U.S. and many other countries, there are still plenty of Japanese fabrics and textiles that rarely-to-never exported outside Japan. Last week I featured the Japanese shop Cotton Crayon, which is full of retro prints I’d never seen elsewhere. I found the link through Ayumi’s great blog [...]

Fleamarketing 101

As a frequent contributor to True Up’s Vintage Fabric Flickr group, I’m regularly asked where I find my fabrics. The short answer is anywhere and everywhere, but the long answer is anywhere from Etsy and eBay to yard and estate sales to thrift stores and antique dealers (both online and off). Simply stated, there is [...]

Austin, Texas Fabric Store Guide

All addresses are in Austin, Texas unless otherwise indicated. Independent Fabric Stores { The Common Thread } The Common Thread (512) 445-7270 701-E S. Lamar Blvd. (One block south of Barton Springs Road) The Common Thread is one of Austin’s newest independent fabric stores. Owner Jeannie chose a beautiful, airy, centrally located space to house [...]

Where to Buy Liberty Fabrics: Some Additions

The Liberty of London Fabric Source Guide has moved here. Related posts: Where to Buy Liberty of London Fabric Liberty Art Fabrics Spring Summer 2012 Liberty Art Fabrics Lifestyle Collection Liberty New Season Fall-Winter 2010 Liberty Rocks Digital Collection

Felt Week: Felt Shopping Guide

Bonjour! Has Felt Week whetted your apetite for the softer, fuzzier side of fabric? Are you ready to experience wool you could sink your teeth into, if the thought of chewing on this weren’t so weird? Are you wondering why my metaphors always seem to veer off into the culinary? Me too. Never mind that, [...]

New Indie Fabric Shop in Austin, TX

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 [...]

The Fabric List

It’s easy enough to Google “Amy Butler fabric” and such to find retailers of popular quilting cottons on the internet, but what if you’re looking for Battenburg lace? Ecclesiastical brocade? Pool table felt? Holly recently wrote in to let me know about her bare-bones but awesome site The Fabric List. It’s a database of online [...]

Yudu Screenprinting System

I learned about the Provocraft Yudu Personal Screenprinter today through Stacy Sews. The Yudu is an exposure unit, drying cabinet, and printing table/registration system all in one, and it uses proprietary flat screens and water-based nontoxic inks. It looks like a nice alternative to the Print Gocco (what’s the latest story on those — are [...]

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 [...]