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  • Sale - Imported Silk Velvet Panels for New Years Eve!

    December 29, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    These silk scarves are exquisite, and would be très stunning thrown over a black sheath dress and worn to a New Years Eve party. Imported from romantic Italy, they are beautifully drapable, infused with gorgeously rich colors, and soft as a kitten’s belly. These are glamorously perfect for sipping champagne by candlelight! And for New Years Eve, we have marked them down for Britex Fabrics customers; mention that you read about this special on our blog or Facebook page, and buy a silk panel for $150 (normally $195). Each panel is approximately 1 ½ yards long, by 54” wide, and found on the 1st floor of Britex Fabrics in San Francisco. This special price is good Wednesday, December 28th to Saturday, December 31st!


  • Simon Loves Britex Fabrics!

    December 28, 2011 by Britex Fabrics


  • Holiday Sweater, OpenTable & Britex

    December 23, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    What a cheerful duo! Erin and her boss at OpenTable made this wacky holiday sweater for the company holiday party, using Britex Fabrics materials. Notice that their URL is northpole.com.....is this really and truly an inside job? I guess we’d better be on our best behavior if we run into them around town.


  • Wooden Trains with Britex Button Wheels

    December 20, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    Over 1,000 folks made crafts at the Randall Museum during their Holiday Craft Day on December 3rd. Britex Fabrics was pleased to help out with a donation of 1,200 buttons, which were used by the children as train wheels on the wooden trains that they crafted in the museum's woodshop. The Randall Museum is owned and operated by the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, and features a live animal exhibit, a woodshop, art and ceramics studios, a lapidary workshop, a 188-seat theater, a greenhouse, and gardens.


  • Brian Boitano & Britex Fabrics

    December 20, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    Brian Boitano is an Olympic gold medal figure skater, acclaimed chef, San Francisco local, and.....South Park hero! He also shops at Britex Fabrics for his snappy attire. We’re loving these stunning fitted shirts, made with fabric from Britex.


  • Felt Hedgehog Decoration

    December 14, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    I’ve been longing for hedgehogs; their cute stubby paws, upturned snouts, twinkling eyes, and snuggly bushy ‘do. I’m thrilled that I can get my hedgehog fix with this easy-peasy tutorial for a winsome hedgehog felt decoration by Kali over at Totally Stitchin and Baby Lock. Can you imagine a pine wreath festooned with dozens of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkles?


  • Crocheted Head Spikes!

    December 13, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    Roarrrrr……is it a monster or is it a rooster? Emily from TheBoyTrifecta has instructions for crocheting head spikes....and what developing monster child doesn’t need head spikes? Head spikes keep ones noggin toasty, and are the perfect addendum to any winter cap (they can be easily modified for heads of all sizes….perhaps your favorite banker or librarian needs one this season)


  • Squirrel Tea Cozy of Wool Felt

    December 13, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    The deviously delicious folks from Homelife.com.au bring us this free pattern and tutorial on making an über cute tea cozy in the shape of a chunky squirrel. We want to make this forest creature in cheerful red or robust fuchsia wool felt! Imagine tea time with this sweet critter full of steaming Earl Grey tea, perched next to a china plate of nutmeg maple butter cookies. This cozy should fit most one- to three-cup teapots. Hint: This would make a fantabulous holiday gift, with a bag of fragrant tea and tin of home-baked cookies.


  • Free Vintage Transfer of a Tipsy Bird

    December 10, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    Floresita gives us this vintage embroidery transfer of a wee tipsy bird dozing in a brandy sniffer, with their pal peering solicitously (or maybe enviously?) over the edge. A trio of linen bar towels with these adorable birdies embroidered on them would be a perfect gift for the distiller or winemaker in your family!


  • Limited Edition Britex Fabrics Totes

    December 9, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    These limited edition canvas totes were created and hand-screen printed for Britex fabrics by a local designer in foggy San Francisco. Our basic black tote has an image of lace hand-screened onto textured canvas. Our natural tote has an image of a lacy San Francisco silhouette, including the iconic Britex Fabric neon sign. Want a great gift giving idea? Instead of a stocking, give something people can use, and stuff a beautiful Britex Fabrics canvas tote with meaningful goodies such as handmade, home-baked and locally crafted gifts. Size: a hunky 14” by 16”


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