We've had a great week of new fabric arrivals starting with these pretty shot cottons from Kaffe Fassett... then, behold what should appear but eight not so tiny critters including reindeer! Merrily is here by Gingiber, and we got a lovely batch of Chroma blenders from Dear Stella.
We have a new workshops. Make the Love Heart Tattoo block with Berene Campbell (Happy Sew Lucky). We're repeating our successful Lazy Punk Workshop with Karen Howes. All workshops are in our new bright and large sewing space at 471 Cosburn Ave.
And, don't miss your opportunity to Sew With A Coach or join Open Sewing. Bring your project and your machine and get some tips and advice from Coach Shirley (the first and third Wed of every month), or spread out and enjoy the light, space and company on alternate Wednesdays. Details are here.
We looking forward to being at Spring Creativ Festival this year. Over that weekend only, our hours are changing so that we can be at the show. This is where to find us -
Thursday April 27 - 10 - 7 PM at 471 Cosburn Ave
Friday April 28 10-6 PM at Creativ Festival
Saturday April 29 10-5 PM at Creativ Festival (Cosburn will be closed)
Sunday April 30 12-4 PM at 471 Cosburn Ave (in case you miss us)
Note - if you buy your tickets in advance for Creativ you can get in at 9:00 both days.
Saturdays - 10:00 - 4:00
Or by appointment
March 30, 2017
I love great design, especially surface design. I have an enduring curiosity and love for well executed colour and pattern. It's fabric is a muse for me or the creative "spark" in my sewing. The designers whose fabric you see at Fabric Spark are all super talented, inventive, and have the ability to get our imaginations firing because of their work.
Hello Designers! is a chance to get to know some of them a little better. I started by reaching out to one of my all time favourite fabric designers, Rashida Coleman-Hale. She very generously agreed to answer a few questions designed to give us a little more insight into how she works and who she is.
You can tell from her responses that she is charming, dedicated to her art, has a great sense of humour, and is generous (look how much time she spent on this!). Please read through to the end where I've posted some of my favourites of hers, and the reasons you will always find lots of her fabric at Fabric Spark.
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March 24, 2017
We have opened our big beautiful new sewing space and we are launching Open Sewing sessions on Wed. and on the first and third Wed of every month we are going to have "Sewing with a coach". Bring your project and your sewing machine and get tips, problem solve, share ideas and get unstuck from a problem with the talented, friendly, and expert Shirley Dawson.
Shirley is our sewing coach in residence starting April 5th and on the first and third Wed of each month following.