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  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Fashion Novelty Fabrics 2/7 - 2/20

    February 7, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    NATTY NOVELTIES FOR YOUR COUTURE NEEDS!

    20% OFF ALL ONLINE FASHION NOVELTY FABRIC CATEGORIES FROM 2/7 - 2/20

    Britex Fabrics is internationally renowned for our ability to scout the world for unique, amazing textiles. We have a marvelous selection of fashion novelty fabrics, including tweeds, brocades, and bouclés. These texturally rich fabrics make beautiful garments, delighting us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a long mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, or a tailored vest; add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. Many of our textured novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen. This sale is good for online Novelty fabric category purchases* only 2/7 - 2/20. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.

     


  • How to Shorten a Metal Zipper

    February 6, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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  • In San Francisco We Build Bridges Not Walls

    February 6, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    capture5 Come check out our new window display, designed by employees of Britex Fabrics. Or if you aren't local, check out a few photos here.

  • Woven Heart Baskets - An Easy DIY Valentine Project For Kids

    February 3, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    Woven heart baskets are an easy project for anyone to create. These hearts can be used as candy baskets or can be turned into greeting cards for Valentine's Day. Materials: 2 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" felt (be sure to choose contrasting or complimentary colors) (these are available on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store) scissors glue ribbon or trim (optional) (also available on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store or online) heart basket template img_5797

  • DIY Felt Laptop Sleeve

    February 3, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    sleeve-1 Have you ever bought a laptop computer and wanted a case for it that expressed your personal style, or was made in your favorite color, and you just couldn't find one? Well, here is an easy way to create one personalized to your liking. Susi, on justcraftyenough.com had purchased a new Mac laptop, only to find out that they had discontinued the size she bought, and therefore finding a case for it became near impossible, so she created her own. This project makes an excellent personalized gift for any occasion.

  • Free Valentine's Day Embroidery Patterns

    February 2, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, here are some free and easy to create cross-stitch and embroidery projects from freepatterns.com, dovestitch.com and mytransfers. birds This vintage Bird Romance embroidery project from mytransfers is suitable for a pillowcase and can be downloaded for free here.

  • On the Grid - Textiles & Minimalism at the de Young

    January 31, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Now on display in the Wais and Knowles Galleries of Textile Arts at the de Young Museum, experience On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism. This exhibit features textiles from around the world, all which share similar aesthetics found in minimalist works. The universal principles of design, such as symmetry, grids, repetition and simple forms are found in the artworks on display.

     

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    "Minimalist art is based upon pre-existing systems that conceive of the artwork in advance of its actual execution. These systems, often mathematical, rely on the repetition of simple forms. Textiles by their very nature comply with these core elements, and textile artists, like the Minimal artists, predetermine the finished work through their selection and processing of materials and in the warping or preparing of the loom. On the Grid examines these processes and further explores both the preeminence of weaving in the textile design vocabulary and its influences on the design of painted and dyed pieces that also conform to Minimalism’s repetition of forms and the grid as patterning devices."

    This show expresses "beauty in simplicity", through abstraction, precision, geometry, materiality and the process itself.
    For more information or to order tickets, please visit the de Young website here.

     


  • Metallic Linen Palazzo Pant Jumpsuit + Fashion Inspiration by Guest Blogger Jamie Lau

    January 31, 2017 by Jamie Lau Designs

    jld_novelty_01312017_main I’m often drawn to fabrics with texture, particularly fashion novelty fabrics. I particularly love working with metallic brocades when I want to achieve a certain luxury feel. You may recall this Linen Palazzo Pant Jumpsuit style from one of my previous posts. It is definitely a customer favorite! I have been exploring new fabrics to offer it in this season and was happy to find this beautiful, luxurious linen novelty fabric. The metallic finish adds visual interest and elevates the material, yet still meets my criteria for functionality since it is a linen. A brocade would be too thick for the look and ease of this silhouette. Plus, I wanted to work with a fabric that was easy to care for.

  • Chinese New Year - Britex will close early Saturday February 11th

    January 26, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Britex Fabrics will close at 4:30 on Saturday, February 11th for the Chinese New Year parade!


  • Octopuses, Mermaids, Kelp, Oh My! - San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (SNAD)

    January 25, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    Our community partner, San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (SNAD) is a relatively new nonprofit on Union Square whose mission is to promote and share the knowledge and history of hand embroidery. One of SNAD’s activities seeks to include stitchers who aren’t necessarily able to visit the school in person by providing three-time per year Stitch at Home Challenges.

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    In partnership with Build a Nest, last fall SNAD received a donation of colorful upcycled crystals from Swarovski. (these crystals are available for sale at Britex Fabrics on the third floor of the brick-and-mortar store) Each using a packet of provided crystals, more than 70 needleworkers from 10 countries submitted their take on the theme, Jewels of the Sea, incorporating remarkable creativity. The sparkling exhibition, which includes embellished urchins, dancing jellyfish, tony starfish and an upscale sardine can, will be on display from February 4-March 4, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, at San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, 360 Post Street, Suite 604, San Francisco.  For more information about the school and class schedules, visit sfsnad.org.

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    This show is on display February 4-March 4, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
    San Francisco School of Needlework and Design
    360 Post Street, Suite 604, San Francisco, CA
    For more information visit SNAD online.

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