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  • A New Britex Fabrics' Favorite!

    May 12, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Embroidered Tulle Feature 4 blog

    This gorgeous, sheer, multicolored, embroidered tulle is a new favorite here at Britex Fabrics. No one can walk by this fabric without swooning. With a shear black tulle background and colorful embroidered design, this amazing fabric is reminiscent of master paintings - it would make a fabulous evening gown or a glamorous peasant style blouse. This fabric is only available on the first floor of our brick-and-mortar store, and is not available online.

    Tulle & Embroidery
    56″ wide
    52" active width
    $175 / yard

    1st Floor of Britex Fabrics

    Contact us to purchase this fabric by phone or email.
    Sadly, this fabric is not available online.
    (415) 392-2910


  • Inspiring Spring/Summer Collections

    April 15, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    We have noticed that during this S/S 2015 collection, many designers have been using gorgeous laces, textures, and colors. Some of our absolute favorites have been the runway shows of Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Alberta Ferretti (just to name a few) and one thing we couldn't help noticing: we have that stuff!   LaceTrend1

  • Part 4: Transferring Beading Pattern to Fabric by Laura Mae

    December 4, 2013 by Lilacs & Lace

    Our retro queen Guest Blogger Laura Mae of Lilacs & Lace has a fabulous project in store for us. There are so many details to this gala outfit that we have decided to break down the process into many fabulous technique-rich posts. Be sure to check out Part 1, which offers tons of pattern handling tips & tricks,  Part 2, an exceptionally thorough bound buttonhole tutorial and Part 3, a reinforced gusset tutorial. — [Britex has generously provided the fabric and sewing supplies for a dress I will be wearing to a formal event in October. I will be sharing some of the steps and construction techniques with you as I work on this project over the next couple of months.]   01

  • OVER - Feeling Stitchy Embroidery Contest!

    May 8, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    The lovely Floresita at is holding a Rainbow of Stitches Contest!
    Prizes! Each category pick will get a sweet prize that could include: embroidery floss, pdf patterns, vintage patterns, fat quarters, blank tea towels or pillowcases…..AND….each of the 9 winners will be featured on Feeling Stitchy with a brief interview.
    How To Enter: Want to enter? It's easy! Join the Rainbow of Stitches Contest Group, and add your entries.
    The Rules: Entries must be hand-embroidered by you. Can be any size and on anything - handkerchief, pillowcase, clothing, quilt, pillow, atc, etc. Works don't have to be all one color, but they should have one dominant color or theme. Have fun with it!

    • May 1 - 31: Feeling Stitchy accepts submissions
    • June 5 - 13: 9 category winners featured on Feeling Stitchy
    • June 13 - 15: You vote for Grand Prize Winner
    • June 16, 2010: Winner announced!

  • Vintage Kitten Embroidery Transfer (is this Francy?)

    May 6, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    The lovely Floresita, a self-proclaimed dawdler says, “Isn't this tiny cat adorable?! Best of all, this pattern magically captures that tense moment all of us cat lovers experience when kitty, intent on licking its own chest actually seems to get stuck like that.” (Je ne crois que cela peut le célèbre chaton, Francy! - M. De Jour)

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  • The Nutkin Twins - Embroidered Squirrels

    April 13, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    Oh Mister Nutkin times two. Andrea Zuill at Badbirds Designs brings you the Nutkin twins…..which is the evil twin and which is the angelic twin? I have the feeling we will never know unless they stop looking at one another out of the corners of their eyes, turn around and duke it out with their furry little mitts! Or maybe they just want to get together and bake a springtime yellow cake. At any rate, these squirrels would be adorable embroidered on just about anything…..pajamas, a child’s top, an apron, or tea towels. All you need is the ability to form a simple chain stitch, and a smidgen of patience.

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  • Children’s Sewing Kit

    December 1, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    The industrious elves on the 3rd floor assembled this Children’s Sewing Kit in time for the winter holidays! This portable kit for little textile beginners includes a padded sewing basket, an old-fashioned tomato pin cushion and pins, four spools of Gutermann thread, Clotilde hand sewing needles, a wee rubber silicone thimble, a rainbow assortment of embroidery floss, a retractable measuring tape, professional tailor’s chalk, Gingher scissors, a stack of primary colored plastic buttons, and a bundle of nine felt squares to practice their developing sewing skills! (Cost - $100)

    Here is an idea for a felt needle case; little beginning project using felt, buttons, and the easy to learn blanket stitch!

  • The Embroiderers' Guild of America

    October 19, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    The Embroiderers' Guild of America

    San Francisco Chapters

  • Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st & Clement, SF CA 94121, 3rd Tuesday, 10am, Sep – Jun. No meeting December.
  • St John’s Church of Christ, 501 Laguna Honda Blvd, SF CA 94127, 2nd Monday, 7:30pm Sep – June.
  • The Embroiderers' Guild of America has a diverse membership from beginners to professionals. Their commonality is an appreciation of the art of stitchery and an insatiable desire to learn and share with fellow stitchers. Chapters offer educational programs and resources such as an informative newsletter, embroidery libraries, embroidery workshops, shorter projects and informal gatherings. See their website for further details.
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  • Open Source Embroidery Exhibit

    October 5, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Open Source Embroidery Show, Oct. 2 — Jan. 24, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, SF, CA, The Open Source Embroidery exhibition presents artworks that use embroidery, thread, and code as a tool for participatory production and distribution. Open Source Embroidery includes workshops and exhibitions that investigate how the open source software development model has been incorporated into the language of cultural participation. This major exhibition brings together individual and collectively made artworks by artists, makers, computer programmers and html users that explore the relationship between craft and code through social and digital networks. The works experiment with interdisciplinary approaches to modifying patterns, the DIY culture of hacking and sampling in sound, GPS and mobile technologies.

  • Katherine Shaughnessy's Crewel Embroidery

    September 4, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Artist and craftsperson Katherine Shaughnessy embroiders smart-aleck and clearly very intelligent chickens.
    Katherines chicken

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