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Entries in Carolyn Friedlander (4)

Just in: Japanese trims, metalic chevron and sailors

by Gina

Last week I had the chance to pour over some gorgeous ribbons and trims from Japan.  The quality is outstanding, and many were available in subtle, muted tones often found in Japanese textiles.  A couple of highlights for me are the grosgrain with a bit of sparkle and the fine, soft knit fold over trim.

There are more, including elegant matte satin. 

Alexander Henry designers delight us again with their illustrative sailor print and scruffy looking fish.  We welcome back a few of their lovely, light cotton lawn prints (center photo), and the large scale tropical looking floral got me thinking about some embroidery embellishment.  The metallic gold chevron is brought to us by the folks at Michael Miller.

The darling ZaZa Zoo by  Marisa and Creative Thursday for Andover.

“Sphere” by Zen Chic and “Bee My Honey,” both from Moda. Pretty cute bees…

In addition to all these fabulous prints, we continue to receive more of the Bontanics line by Carolyn Friedlander.  We are stocked with 10 subtle, smart prints, working so nicely together and on their own.

To help you craft your way through Valentine’s:

Just In: Carolyn Friedlander, Koi canvas, water resistant and apparel goods

by Gina, photos from Heather

Carolyn Friedlander’s latest collection, “Botanica” has been rolling in over the past couple of weeks.  We still have more to come, so stay tuned.

I’m loving the new Koi canvas from Cloud 9.  Organic cotton, sturdy and great looking.  What more could we ask for?

A couple weeks back we brought in some great new canvas pieces that are water resistant. Yep, perfect for bags, coats and whatever else you want to keep out of the Oregon rain (that we’re still waiting for…). 

A shipment of apparel goods arrived last week, including some fantastic bottom weight stretch sateens.  Perfect for a skirt, pants, coats.  Remember those fabulous Clover pants from Colette?

We recently refilled the sale trim bins, so be sure to check those out.  Perfect for making your own cards…Valentines even, trimming your sewing projects, craft time with kiddos, whatever you can imagine.  And, there are still some Oliver + S patterns marked waaaaay down to a low $5!  We’re happy to ship them out, so give us a call if you’re a fan from afar. 

see you soon!

Just in: Railroad denim, robots galore, Slow Sewing Studio and more

by Gina, photos by Heather

I’m a huge fan of striped denim and Kaufman has delivered! These new Railroad Denims are fantastic.  There’s a wide array, some with stretch, some not, navy, black, grey.  There are chambray pieces as well, for a lighter, summer weight.

Lots of robots from Robert Kaufman.  Two color palettes—one bright, one soft.

Cheery reds and blues in the Happy Go Lucky group from Moda.  Ready for summer picnic napkins, bunting, farmers’ market totes.

I’m very excited about the new Textured Solids from Andover.  This is the beginning of our shipment, many more colors are on their way! Lovely, lighter weight, slightly slubby texture.  Perfect.

This elegantly playful group, Blythe, arrived last week from Kaufman.  Rich colors, bold florals, fresh dots.

The talented Carolyn Friedlander showcased her new Slow Sewing Studio patterns at Quilt Market a few weeks ago.  The perfect summer projects—you can enjoy stitching in the garden, the beach, the front porch, the back deck.  They are lovely.  Her write up about these patterns is just as lovely.  Take a look here.

See you soon!