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After Hours Textile Tours
Wednesday, March 19 & April 16 from 7pm -9pm
This after-hours excursion, made up of part Britex tour, part textile 101, starts on the Main Floor of Britex Fabrics. We'll share with you a bit of unknown history and talk about how fabrics from all over the world end up in our San Francisco store. We'll show you where to find what you're looking for in this floor-to-ceiling finely curated and solidly-packed store. From wool coatings and imported designer silks on the Main Floor to outdoor adventure wear and laminated linen on the Fourth Floor, you'll know the ins and outs of this 62 year old establishment after this two-hour tour.
We'll also talk about the basic textile categories and how they are created using different fibers, yarn construction, weaves and knit styles. Be sure to bring a notebook–our after-hours excursion is as densely packed as our four-story building.
The fee for this social evening is $20. Light drinks and snacks included.
Free Store Tours
Second and Fourth Saturdays at 11am sharp
This 25 minute tour starts on Maiden Lane with a bit of history that will knock your socks off. A quick walk through each of the four floors will give you the confidence and know-how to handle even the busiest Britex day. We'll show you where things are located, talk about our history and what's up our sleeves for the new year.
This is a fast paced tour so be sure to arrive early. Space is limited.
They all begin at 11am sharp. See you there!
Warp x Weft: Textile 101
Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 7-9 PM
Warp x Weft returns!
Be a textile know-it-all! In this class we'll detail the process from fiber to textile, show you loads of samples and dig into the terminology that will deeply improve your experience as a sewer. We'll start by discussing woven fabrics vs. knit fabrics and how each of these are constructed. Next, we'll demystify the major fiber types through a step-by-step introduction to cotton, wool, silk, linen and their man-made counterparts. During the class you'll put together a useful swatch kit to reference in the future whenever a little refresher is desired.
This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of textiles no matter the trade.
The fee for this workshop is $20. All materials are included.