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2136 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

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Cloud9 Presents: Forest Friends Trunk Show!


Bolt is thrilled to be the first stop for Cloud9's first ever trunk show.  This next week we'll be displaying projects sewn from the Forest Friends organic flannel line.  You'll be able to pick up free pattern sheets and and see how well this versatile fabric works in everything from blankets to slippers.  It's the perfect way to start the transition into fall sewing and list-making for holiday gift giving!  

Embroidery for Shorter Days


Alicia Paulson's, Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living has just arrived on our shelves.  It is beautiful.  If you do not embroider, you're going to get this book and learn how to.  Quickly.   And for those of you seasoned with handwork, these patterns will not disappoint.  Fall is an ideal time to pick up some linen and floss and settle in.

If you're going to get an extra copy for gift giving (a great idea), you might want to check out our embroidered card kits from another Portland designer, Curious Doodles.  They are sweet and clever and go together in a snap.


Or maybe some glow in the dark thread from Sublime Stitching?  Maybe not what Alicia had in mind, but it's pretty flippin' cool.  Plus it will lighten up the impending greyness of a PNW winter, and we could all use a little of that.

Flickr Favourites for September

Hello!  It's back-to-school day for most of Portland.  It's raining (of course) and my day is getting eaten up much faster than I had anticipated.  Here's a few projects from our Bolt Neighborhood group that are getting me in the mood for some list-making-let's-get-sewing.

First Dress!

This is a fantastic autumnal version of the Oliver and S Ice Cream Social Dress using fabric from the Cosmo Cricket line from Amber. 

Silk Tank

I love this simple silk tank from Melissa.  Also check out her Zip Me Up dress and new Cinnamon top, which were both made from fabric from our apparel bins. 

Morse Code, Front

Melissa (a different one) shows off her version of the Sencha-- lovely.

Do you have something made from your Bolt stash?