Entries in Moda (17)
A while back Art Gallery Fabrics decided to branch out beyond Pat Bravo’s eccentric, pleasing designs to be able to offer a range of prints from a fabulous collection of designers. One of their designers is Leah Duncan and she’s creating some beautiful fabric. And, it’s all printed on that lovely, silky cloth Art Gallery uses, making it great for apparel as well as quilting/ crafting. Leah has even caught the eye of the folks over at Portland’s Schoolhouse Electric. You can see her textiles sewn into bed linens and shower curtains here.
“Hearty Good Wishes” by Janet Clare for Moda is moving fast around here. Those long, slender whales are hard to resist. And, who doesn’t love a good ship print, after all?
New oilcloth has arrived! Some non-wild-fruit-combo prints, great for covering a table, shelves, under a highchair or kids crafting area.
We also received new organic cotton voile from Cloud 9, the Palos Verdes collection. So soft and pretty.
A few details to note—our donation day is coming up this weekend. This Saturday, February 22nd, we’ll be donating 10% of the day’s total to Ethos. See the last post on here for more details.
We will be closed next Monday and Tuesday, February 24th and 25th for our annual staff retreat. We’ll be busy sewing up new samples for the store and look forward to sharing them with all of you when we return!
See you soon!
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:
Hi there! Here are some of the latest greats. Our most recent orders from Robert Kaufman have included some fabulous apparel goods, including linen blends, gorgeous raisin colored sateen (I’m thinking a Skirt Smarts out of this one), and twill, as well as flannel to round out our color selection!
Those are the Kaufman twills in the center, above. The white is a PFD piece, or “prepared for dying,” so it will soak up your dye easy peasy! The denim on the left has this amazing red over dye to it, and the stripe cottons on the right would make up the sweetest Laurel, or Reglisse.
As for quilting cotton prints, Sarah Jane’s new group, “Wee Wander” arrived, and is adorable as ever.
Some fun, colorful prints from Moda. The pictured ones are brushed cotton, we also have flat cotton in some of these prints, and coordinates.
As I was snapping shots of these I noticed our very full remnant bins, and thought it’s worth pointing out that as we have oh so many new things coming through the door, the flip side is that we have lots and lots of remnants for your perusing pleasure. Come take a look and find that perfect something at a steal of a price.
We’ve been adding to our sale trim selection lately too. Making Valentine’s? And, we still have $1 and $5 patterns. Wow. See you soon!