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  • Thai Silks web page
    Thai Silks storefront closing June 30 sale
    The beloved source for silks in the Bay Area, Thai Silks, will be closing its storefront in Los Altos at the end of June. The best source for silks in the bay area for over 50 years will be converting to on-line sales only, so not all is lost. You...
  • Quilt by Nancy Feve
    Best places for fabric and supplies in the Bay Area
    What with the gem "Simply Fabrics" having moved to a new location, it seemed like a good time to touch base on our local supply houses. These are all outstanding fabric stores that cater to the Bay Area's tastes. You are sure to be...
  • The newest tool is at our fingertips
    The newest tool is at their fingertips
    Dementia is often misunderstood. We frequently cannot understand what the thought process is which cares our loved ones into a world all their own. It is often sad to see a person who has been a cornerstone of the community and always sought out...
  • Designers roll the dice for fabric and occasion challenge on 'Project Runway All Stars'
    Roll the dice on 'Project Runway: All Stars' fabric challenge
    “Luck Be a Lady” was the perfect episode title on Lifetime’s “Project Runway All Stars” Thursday. If the title sounds familiar it comes from the popular Frank Sinatra song. The challenge had nothing to do with Ol...
  • Upcycle, Recycle
    Upcycle, Recycle Your Old Clothes!
    Many of you have a closet full of clothes that are too something: small, out of date, big, ugly, short, long, etc. So what can you do with them? Change them into something new and get a whole new wardrobe! Raid your dad's or husband's...
  • Woven Textile Design
    Woven textile design
    Jan Shenton is a weaver who is also an international textile designer. She has worked with fashion designers Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Polo, Louis Vuitton... Her book, "Woven Textile Design" is a chance to learn about...
  • How to makeover outdated furniture with paint and fabric
    How to makeover outdated furniture with paint and fabric
    If you have a functional but outdated piece offurniture such as a night table or desk that you don't want to throw outconsiderrevamping it with paint and fabric. Sometimes we tend to overlook certain vintage furnishings because they are no...
  • Bay Windows
    Fabric Selection for Windows
    Fabric is one of the most popular ways to add pattern and texture to a room. When picking and mixing patterns, the size or scale of the pattern is an important factor to consider. Window treatments are an excellent source to introduce texture into...
  • Sewing an Apron
    Sewing an Apron
    Have you noticed? Aprons are back in style! From vintage to modern, for men and women, and children and dolls, everyone is wearing an apron! And some are so cute that they should be a dress. If you would like to have a wardrobe of great aprons, it...
  • Sew Your Own Prom Gown
    Sew Your Own Prom Gown
    Prom time is approaching and you want to have a unique and wonderful gown for that magical event. So what do you do? Sew your own! You can have a one-of-a-kind gown that probably will cost a lot less than if you buy one, and you can add your own...
  • Craft Stylish
    Sell Your Sewing Online
    You've made a lot of tote bags, sewn some quilts and doll clothes, created some heirloom quality baby items, and the stuff is piling up! What do you do with it all? Have you considered selling your creations online? It's actually pretty...
  • Sew Your Own Tote Bag
    Sew Your Own Tote Bag!
    While recently browsing through Pinterest,it was noticed that there are many bag designs and tutorials for anyone from the beginner to the expert, starting with the simple rectangle to the more complex styles. And bags can be made from just about...
  • Modern and updated kitchen for 2014
    How to update and modernize your existing kitchen on a budget
    To update and modernize your existing kitchen caneasily be doneby updating fabric and accessories, replacing outdated appliances with modern stainless steel appliances, andupdatingcountertops with granite or quartz. You may also want to update...
  • A wall of fabric
    A winter mess could be positive for your sewing room.
    When you are snowed in do you take advantage to clean and organize your sewing room?Some of us take advantage of the time we are not able to go out by organizing the stash of fabric or even get your notions in order. Others will take the time to...
  • DIY fabric-wrapped hanger
    DIY fabric-wrapped hanger
    It's no wonder that fabric-wrapped hangers are commonly found in boutique clothing stores, since they inject a very personal and homemade touch into clothing displays. They add function, too; the fabric creates friction, making clothing less...
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