Britex Fabrics’ online notions store is pleased to be able to offer you these stunning brocade ecclesiastical trims. Many of these beautiful ribbons are heavily accented with metallic gold embroidery, and several are imported from France. These ribbons add a unique touch to Renaissance, Medieval, and other fantasy garments. Of course, they are ideally suited for Christian church vestments and other liturgical uses.
This roll-up organizer is one of the projects that BurdaStyle, Britex and Singer collaborated on at last weekend’s Maker Faire. It is fabulous for organizing and storing sewing tools, knitting needles, paint brushes, and other craft tools It’s also perfect for storage and a placemat for a lazy afternoon picnic in the park.
Vote for Britex Fabrics for 2010 Best Fabric Store in the Bay! Just go to baylist.sfgate.com and choose “Decorating/Fabrics” category and click on our name! Let me count the ways that I love Britex……..
Thursday June 3rd from 6-8pm – Amelia Strader from the Museum of Craft and Folk Art Celebrate, Etsy and Britex Fabrics team up to bring you a workshop in creating this charming, vintage-inspired fabric and felt pin. It’s super simple to make, gussy up any outfit, and costs little to put together. There will also be free-form Stitch and Bitch area where you can start a new project, or work on an existing one. The cost for the workshop is $5, which includes admission to the gallery, and supplies for the craft. Resident crafter Amelia Strader will be doing the Etsy Virtual Lab at 1 PM on June 3rd—be sure to check it out if you can’t make it to CRAFT BAR! 51 Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, California 94103.
Everyone needs a ruff! They are a stellar glamorous accessory that will dress up any outfit for a trip to the opera, or the latest avant-garde dance performance. Make sure that you use 100% cotton lace for ease in starching and ironing.
1. 2-inch wide grosgrain ribbon same color as the lace – your neck circumference plus 2”
2. 2 1/2” – 4” wide edged lace (natural fiber) – 5 times the circumference of your neck
3. Needle and thread
4. Hook and eye
5. Heavy duty spray starch
6. Pencil & ruler
Directions (you will be making the most casual of cartridge pleats):
1. Starch your lace using heavy spray starch and an iron.
2. Mark un-edged side of lace every 1 inch.
3. Make a small stitch through 5 marked points, gather into pleats, and tack the pleats with a few stitches.
4. Pleat the rest of the lace in the same manner.
5. Divide each pleat so that 2 folds lay left & 2 folds lay right.
6. Line up the edges evenly and stitch, then sew the ruff to the grosgrain band.
7. Sew a hook and eye to fasten the ruff. Wear with romantic languishment.
The BurdaStyle/Britex booth won a blue Editor’s Choice ribbon at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2010! Here are some photos from that fantabulous event. More to come…….
Britex Fabrics’ stockroom maverick, Luis, and his wife, Rachelle are now beaming parents! Rachelle gave birth to David Sebastian last week. Weighing in at over 10 pounds, David is a healthy strapping lad!
Here is Britex Fabrics getting ready for Maker Faire (we’ll be there with Burda Style and Singer). Yes, that really *is* a chandelier made out of Britex Pens. Maker Faire is this weekend, May 22nd and 23rd at San Mateo County Event Center San Mateo, CA. Come by and join Britex Fabrics, BurdaStyle, and Singer in booth #218 in the Expo Hall for a fabulous Make + Take!