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March 15, 2017 by Britex FabricsHere are two cross-stitch patterns for an easy creative spring project. Click an image to download the pattern.
March 14, 2017 by Britex FabricsWith the recent time change, you may feel like staying in bed and sleeping in more often. And let's face it, if you are in New York or anywhere near the New England, the weather is probably keeping you indoors. Here is an easy and fun way to create pajama pants, while you are stuck indoors to pass the time. This tutorial by Ruth from Living Well Spending Less shows the step by step process for creating pajama pants for you or a child.
March 9, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Greet Spring With Ravishing Rayon, Lace & Polyester!
20% Off All Online Rayon, Lace & Polyester Fabrics!
All polyester, rayon, and lace online category fabrics are on sale, including Italian designer polyester, polyester charmeuse, exquisite viscose lace knits, gorgeous polyester lycra blends, and more. Quantities are limited. This sale good for online lace, rayon, & polyester fabric category purchases* only 3/7 - 3/20. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.
March 8, 2017 by Britex FabricsHave you ever found yourself exploring a new city and then become awestruck by an unexpected finding? That is what happened to me on my most recent trip to San Francisco, California. This trip was meant to be a getaway to a big city, introducing my children to all the joys of San Francisco. I relished the opportunity to share my favorite activities and expose them to new experiences. From cable car rides to appreciating architecture and art – we found ourselves making memories that would last a lifetime! However, it was our interest in exploring a quaint street in the heart of Union Square that led me to one of my most memorable experiences. I found myself facing the back entrance to the world-renowned Britex Fabrics!
March 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Britex Fabrics had a customer come into the store this week buying polka dotted cotton fabric to make scarves for her and her friends to wear in homage to Rosie the riveter. They're wearing them today, International Women's Day. Rosie's real name is Naomi Parker-Fraley and she's still kicking “The women of this country these days need some icons,” she says. “If they think I’m one, I’m happy about that.”
Rosie the riveter red polka dotted fabric is available on our second floor. It is 44" wide and $9.99 per yard. Come into the store, all us at 415-392-2910, or email us at email@example.com for your own Rosie fabric!
March 6, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions is a show that features embroidered costumes and accessories from around the world, and the garment and textiles featured will have distinct characteristics from the time period and region where they were created. Embroidery, which is the stitching of patterns in cloth with a needle and thread has been a technique used to embellish costumes and textiles for centuries. Embroidery may be used purely as a decorative embellishment, but may also be used to construct a garment as well. The threads, patterns, and/or colors may indicate who created the garment.
"Embroidery stitches, of which there are many different kinds, derive from three basic types: flat, knotted, and linked and looped. Flat stitches, such as running and satin stitches, are individual stitches that lie atop a fabric’s surface and are made without crossing or looping the thread. Knotted stitches, where the thread is knotted upon itself, are used to create raised patterns and textures. Linked and looped stitches, such as chain, are formed by securing a stitch with the following one and are used to create bands of embroidery."
For more information or to order tickets for Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions, please visit the de Young website here.
March 3, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Have you dusted off your sewing machine yet to get ready to start sewing for spring and summer? The lovely folks at Colette Patterns made this superb tutorial on inserting invisible zippers -- a skill that only improves with practice. Britex Fabrics carries the a selection of YKK invisible zippers on the 3rd floor.
March 3, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Cross-stitch this underwater creature for a set of velvet-backed throw pillows! I'd love to see the octopus in violet and the chevron background in rainbow colors. Aida cloth is available on the 4th floor, embroidery floss on the 3rd floor, and velvet on the 2nd floor. Free pattern by the talented Aime Ceci.
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
In his octopus' garden in the shade.
March 1, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
There’s a fantastic collection of beautiful and vibrant fabric art, sourced from nearly a dozen countries, hand-picked and locally curated, on display at Warehouse416! This month we celebrate Transportive Textiles, brought to you by Hess Art AdvisoryTitle: Transportive TextilesDates: Mar 3rd - Mar 25thTime: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmWhere: Warehouse416 (A family run gallery with private studio spaces & conference room, unique & edgy in style in an industrial aesthetic, promoting local contemporary artists.)
416 26th street
Saturday, March 11 (2PM): Curator walk-through with Claudia Hess will illuminate the special meanings of these international textiles, and elaborate on their enduring qualities. Light refreshments will be served
Saturday, March 18 (4PM): Wine tasting to introduce the South American flavors of fine wine and fabrics, side-by-side. RSVP!
Saturday, March 25 (2PM): Learn about the special meanings of our textiles, and how to use textiles in interior design! Artist talk will pair Claudia Hess (Hess Art Advisory) and Jill Vellinger (J Vellinger Designs). Also: pop-up tacos with Patricia Sandoval.
February 24, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
We love sewing with knit fabrics. Our knit fabrics are great for making zipper-enhanced hoodies, upscale t-shirts, comfy yoga pants, warm weather scarves, or chic Diane von Furstenberg wrap style dresses. Knits are especially great for travel since they are wrinkle resistant! All online knit category fabrics are on sale, including cotton, polyester, rayon, wool and scuba knits. 2/21 - 3/6.
This sale good for online knit fabric category purchases* only 2/21 - 3/6. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.