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July 16, 2014 by GeanaHand Appliqué workshop on August 16, welcomed Britex to her studio in Oakland. We have been searching and researching local designers and makers to teach at Britex. Many weeks ago, we set out to find visual artists working with fibers and textiles who would be interested in sharing their 'outside the box' approach to making. Lisa was an obvious perfect match. She is a mixed media artist with lots of teaching experience. She exhibits her work both nationally and internationally and is the author of Knot Thread Stitch – exploring creativity through embroidery and mixed media [Quarry]. Continue Reading
September 11, 2013 by Geana
We had the pleasure of working with this, at first energetic, group of gals from the Museum of African Diaspora last month. They were part of MoAD's summer program, Behind the Lens: Girls of Color and the Media. Continue Reading
August 5, 2013 by GeanaA visit to an organic cotton farm in Capay Valley left us completely enamored with Sally Fox, local grower of naturally colored organic cotton Foxfibre. She's been at it for decades and clearly loves it! After spending some time on her farm last week, I learned for myself that growing organic cotton is a lot of hard work and takes the hands and support of many. Continue Reading
June 3, 2013 by Geana
The world of linings and interlinings can sometimes be mysterious, and because of that, can often be an afterthought. That's why, when our POP-UP Britex sponsor Apparel Arts ran an article explaining the differences between these unique layers, we asked if we could share it on the Britex Blog. Read on and let us know if you found it helpful!
May 7, 2013 by Geana
Our next pop-up is right around the corner (rumor is that there are still a few seats left). This workshop will be taught by Jamie Lau, a designer, sewing instructor, fashion editor, and author. Jamie is no stranger to Britex---maybe you'll remember---in December of last year Britex hosted the SF launch party of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, of which she is the co-author. On Thursday, May 16 she'll teach POP-UP Britex: Color Blocking Workshop at Photobooth in the Mission.Here is a little color blocking preview...
April 10, 2013 by Geana
Join us this Thursday at 7 For All Mankind in downtown San Francisco for a special do-it-yourself denim distressing event.
Experience the untold art of distressing denim and take home the tools to create your won vintage story. Enjoy the distressing bar---demonstration by Britex Fabrics team member---cocktails and gift with purchase!
Thursday, April 11
5 - 8 PM
7 For All Mankind, San Francisco
224 Grant Avenue
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April 9, 2013 by GeanaRemember Natasha from Natty Jane Sews? She was the first blogger to contribute to a Britex project about a year ago with the cutest summer frock ever! Well, this gal is never without inspiration. Take a peek at what she's created with one of our soon-to-be-on-sale fabrics. Here she is with some awesome sewing tips, too...
March 13, 2013 by GeanaIt's not everyday that Britex has teachers, and even more rare, that a Britex teacher gets a pro bono Tinype portrait taken at Photobooth in the Mission. This rare moment is due to the fact that Photobooth will be hosting POP-UP Britex taught by Jamie Lau on May 16. It was an awesome experience. We arrived, were made comfortable and had great conversation about art, photography and our current projects. Within about 15 minutes the plates were set and our photographer was ready to shoot.
February 14, 2013 by Geana
Every month Britex Fabrics proudly presents Pop-up Britex.
Pop-up Britex brings textile and design education to neighborhoods across San Francisco in collaboration with our favorite venues and artists. To help us sharpen our wits, Four Barrel Coffee provides drinks and bites for every pop-up. Special thanks to our sponsors Apparel Arts, Makeshift society and Photobooth.
January 28, 2013 by Geana
We are thrilled to announce our 2013 color palette! We'll be embellishing the pages of magazines and collectable postcards with bold colorful designs all year long. Stay tuned for gorgeous Britex graphics in mixes of red tomato, plum, velvet black, cedar green, ochre and aqua bay! Coming soon...