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Gift Ideas - Scarves

A couple of months ago we put the call out for a new team member. We were so fortunate to have an amazing group of people express their interest. One of these amazing folks is Cameron, our latest hire. She has stepped into the workings around the store beautifully—graciously helping our customers and efficiently tackling other little details that keep the store running. Say hi next time you’re in, and you can read more about Cameron in her bio on the blog and the website…it’s a good read. Welcome Cameron!

 

by Cameron

It’s that time again – time to start ignoring holiday displays in Fred Meyers and tuning out Christmas carols. In general, I’m as eager as the next person to hold off on holiday preparations until at least December 1, if not later, but as a maker of things I know it’s time to start thinking about gifts in order to avoid the last minute, sugar-fueled Christmas Eve sweatshop.

Fortunately, I spend a lot of time around beautiful materials and creative people, so I already have ideas for most of the people on my list. First up, a quick, simple scarf for my mom. One fabric in particular has been on my mind since my first day working at Bolt in September – a beautiful silk cotton blend with a blue chicken print. Perfect for my mom who loves bold colors and funky prints.

A yard of fabric and a couple of hours later, I had the perfect silky scarf. I just chopped my yard in half length-wise to get two 18”x 45” pieces. I sewed them together with a French seam in the center and finished with a delicate 1/8” rolled hem all the way around.

If funky blue chickens won’t quite do it for everyone on your list, we have plenty of other lovely fabrics that would make gorgeous, simple scarves that you could whip up in just a few hours.

A knock out tweedy wool, perfect for an pipe smoking, moor wandering loved ones.

 

 This royal blue cotton sweater knit would make a beautiful no-knit lace scarf.

We’ve got your plaid lovers covered too! A small selection of our plaid options from left to right - a bright 100% cotton Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel, a classic wool-cotton blend, and a understated 100% cotton flannel plaid.

A cozy, deep purple wool-nylon sweater knit, and a light and airy mauve silk.

It was hard narrowing down just a few fabrics to share here. Come on in and we can help you explore all your options!

 

Just In: Apparel goods galore!

by Gina

We’ve been so busy unpacking and making room for all the many, many apparel goods we’ve received this past week! Take a peek, and better yet, come on in and feel them, play with them, imagine your next project…

Cotton, lighter and medium weights. The bird image is an organic cotton, the blotchy design in the middle has a beautiful sheen to it.

Plaids, gingham, and pin cord.

Linen blends. That herringbone is an absolutely gorgeous linen/silk blend.

Wool and wool blends are here. A wide variety of weights, and the one on the far right is a double face knit, so pretty!

There’s something about brightly colored silk dupioni that’s hard for me to resist….same is true of kelly green silk sweater knit with silver accents, way too pretty and fun to pass up!

Rayon floral on the left; the rest are cotton, lovely weights and designs.

New knits. The one on the far right is a dark denim knit.

Really fun cotton flannel in a bright block design, perfect for a sweet baby blanket. A plush cotton velvet in charcoal.

And, there are more that aren’t photographed: denims and chambray, both new and repeats of things we’ve had in the past, great bottom weight basics—black stretch sateen, charcoal stretch twill.

And, some trims:

These sweet decorative ric racs are quite loved around here.

See you soon!

 

Just in: Dear Stella, luscious cottons and cotton silk, Liberty!

by Gina, photos from Heather

We’re up to ears in new fabric! A few shots of some of the latest arrives:

Take a Hike from Dear Stella, cute marshmallows on skewers, campfires, canoes…

New apparel cottons and cotton blends.  That sweet silver and blue petal print on the far right is a luscious silk cotton blend.

A few more incredible Liberty of London Tana lawn prints, including one from their artist series in the center.

The beginning of our wool for the season has arrived.  More just came in last night too! Don’t forget to check the sale section for other wools.

And, be sure to check out our Instagram feed on our website (or via Instagram, of course) to see some new ribbons and (oh my gosh!) amazing digitally printed drapey, drapey goodies! City scenes, trees, florals…they are really special!