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  • Fun With Oversized Eyelets: A Lace Up DIY Sweatshirt (A Beautiful Mess)

    April 28, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    eyelet-2 Here is a quick and easy DIY project by A Beautiful Mess to add some character to a plain sweatshirt that you have had in your closet, but haven't work forever, or if ever. With a few supplies that can be purchased in the notions department on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store, you can brighten up even the dullest sweatshirt.

  • Solar System Quilt by Ellen Harding Baker (1876)

    December 11, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    We love scientists, and we ‘specially love ones like Ellen Harding Baker of Ceder Falls, Iowa, who are also creative quilters. There is something wondrous about how creation imparts knowledge, and I like to imagine Ellen thinking about the planets’ composition and stellar travels as she stitched. This "Solar System" quilt was made in 1876. The wool top is embellished with wool-fabric applique, wool braid, and wool and silk embroidery.  A teacher, Ms. Baker used her glorious creation as a visual aid for lectures she gave on astronomy.

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