Posts tagged ‘shopping’

Fabric Place (Boston Area) Closing

The Boston-area Fabric Place is closing down after 60 years in business. This video, part of the Boston Globe’s story, made me tear up, even though I’ve never been there. Sigh. Seems like quite a loss. How many local independent brick-and-mortar shops and small chains are even left anymore? (via Jenn Ski) Related posts: Help [...]

Paris Fabric Shopping

Nanette, of the wonderful blog Rummage, writes about fabric shopping in the 18th Arrondisement of Paris: Part 1, Part 2. Related: Paris Textile Resources and Fabrics by Fuzzy Galore Fabric Shopping in Paris by Sew Stylish Related posts: San Francisco Textile Tour: Everything Else Austin, Texas Fabric Store Guide Help Create a Worldwide Map of [...]

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 [...]

Bee Square Fabric’s New Shop

Bee Square Fabrics has made the leap from being exclusively on Etsy and is now its own website/shop. Bee Square offers many of the popular contemporary lines from Freespirit/Westminster, Alexander Henry, Michael Miller, and also has a good selection of Japanese fabric. The new store is well-organized and it’s easy to browse by color, print [...]

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 [...]

Help Create a Worldwide Map of Local Fabric Stores

View Larger Map I was planning to start something like this, but Genevieve of The Golden Yard beat me to it! She started a collaborative Google map listing fabric stores, and anyone with a Google account can make additions to it. Just go here. I added a bunch of independent stores in Austin. It was [...]

Heather Bailey Store

Heather Bailey, designer of the FreeSpirit fabric lines FreshCut and the new Pop Garden, has announced her own online store. She’s calling it the “early bird launch,” so there might be some minor kinks, but you can pre-order her fabric, paper products, new sewing patterns, and more directly from the source. Shipping begins August 14, [...]

Tapestries as Fabric

Tapestries (not true tapestries, which are handwoven decorative textiles, but the big sheets of fabric with hemmed edges) make great makeshift dorm room headboards or coverups for ugly furniture. They are also a source for inexpensive fabric. Urban Outfitters has been selling tapestries for a long time (I even remember them marketing the tapestries as [...]