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  • We Love Our Customers

    January 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Norrie A. Thomas, author of "The Needlepointer, The Philosophy of Stitching Life" stopped by yesterday not only to shop, but also to show us the lovely bright orange and purple silk blend brocade that she purchased at Britex, that is featured on the back cover of her book. There are many other fabrics from Britex featured in her book as well. This gorgeous brocade is available in Britex on the first floor and is $89.99 per yard. We also have others available on our website.

    Norrie makes four trips to San Francisco each year, specifically to shop at Britex, and to visit her daughter who lives here in San Francisco. She creates needlepoint and often backs them with brightly colored fabrics from Britex. Norrie describes her book as a dedication to her family, and a preservation of her craft. She has been doing needlepoint for 25 years, and says that it began when she retired from her Entrepreneurial Pharmacy career, to create a way to depict how much color mattered to her. To find out more information about her upcoming book release, or for tips needlepoint, please visit her website.


  • Brocade Evening Bags

    November 5, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Sally made these gorgeous bags from Vogue pattern 8375 (B. Randle Designs) These brocade evening bags are the perfect size for toting to the opera, and “Otello”, Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy is this month’s San Francisco Opera production. All materials are from the 1st floor.
    "My superb warrior! How many torments,
    How many sad sighs, and how much hope
    Led us to these tender embraces!
    Ah! How sweet it is to murmur together:
    Do you remember!
    When you told of your life in exile
    The fierce events and your long sorrows,
    And I listened to you with my soul
    In those fears and with ecstasy in my heart."

    Sallys bags

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