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Events: Upcoming

Britex Store Tours

Every Other Saturday at 11am sharp | FREE

TICKETS

This 25 minute tour starts on Maiden Lane with a bit of history that will knock your socks off. A quick walk through each of the four floors will give you the confidence and know-how to handle even the busiest Britex day. We'll show you where things are located, talk about our history and what's up our sleeves for the new year. Tours are led by expert Britex staff.


This is a fast paced tour so be sure to arrive early. Space is limited.

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

May 28, 2016

June 11, 2016

June 25, 2016

July 9, 2016

July 23, 2016

August 6, 2016

August 20, 2016

September 3, 2016

September 17, 2016

October 1, 2016

October 15, 2016

October 29, 2016

November 12, 2016

November 26, 2016

December 10, 2016

December 24, 2016

Tickets

All Free Tours begin at 11am sharp. See you there!

Warp X Weft Textile 101 (SOLD OUT)

Saturday May 28, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

SOLD OUT
This workshop is a Britex Fabrics favorite, and tickets will sell out quickly! Be a textile know-it-all! In this class we'll detail the process from fiber to textile, show you loads of samples and dig into the terminology that will deeply improve your experience whether you are a textile lover already or needing a little help on a new venture. We'll start by demystifying the major fiber types through a step-by-step introduction to cotton, wool, silk, linen and their man-made counterparts. Next, we'll discuss woven fabrics vs. knit fabrics and how each of these are constructed. During the class you'll put together a useful swatch kit to reference in the future whenever a refresher is desired. This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of textiles no matter the trade.

About Instructor
Geana Sieburger is a former Marketing Director of Britex Fabrics and instigator of Pop-up Britex. She was the Assistant Buyer of Britex Fabrics for four years after graduating from California College of the Arts inhe owner of GDS Cloth Goods, a sewing and design studio highlighting her deep appreciation for fibers, textiles and design. Geana has partnered with local restaurants and small businesses to design custom wears, including collaborations with The Interval, The Mill and Dandelion Chocolate. The fee for this workshop is $20. All materials are included.

SOLD OUT

Fashion Design With Jamie Lau (SOLD OUT)

Saturday June 4, 2016 10:30am-12:00pm

SOLD OUT

Join fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike.

 

 


About the Instructor:
Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, she guest blogs and teaches workshops for Britex Fabrics. Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and is a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie relocated her design studio to San Francisco.

 

SOLD OUT

Bay Area Sewists Meetup

Saturday June 18, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm

Limited Spots Available
RSVP Required


meetup at Britex Fabrics to discuss cotton and linen fabrics with Douglas, the store's dapper fabric maven. We'll talk about the differences between home dec cotton and linen and fabrics made for garments, sewing with these fabrics as well as caring for them (hand wash, machine wash, dry clean?).

This month's giveaway will be the book All Points Patchwork: English paper Piecing Beyond the Hexagon for Quilts and Small Projects by Diane Gilleland. Thanks to Storey Publishing for giving us this book!

 

 

RSVP HERE

Warp X Weft Textile 101

Saturday August 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm

Be a textile know-it-all! In this class we'll detail the process from fiber to textile, show you loads of samples and dig into the terminology that will deeply improve your experience whether you are a textile lover already or needing a little help on a new venture. We'll start by demystifying the major fiber types through a step-by-step introduction to cotton, wool, silk, linen and their man-made counterparts. Next, we'll discuss woven fabrics vs. knit fabrics and how each of these are constructed. During the class you'll put together a useful swatch kit to reference in the future whenever a refresher is desired. This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of textiles no matter the trade.

 

 

 

About Instructor

Geana Sieburger is a former Marketing Director of Britex Fabrics and instigator of Pop-up Britex. She was the Assistant Buyer of Britex Fabrics for four years after graduating from California College of the Arts inhe owner of GDS Cloth Goods, a sewing and design studio highlighting her deep appreciation for fibers, textiles and design. Geana has partnered with local restaurants and small businesses to design custom wears, including collaborations with The Interval, The Mill and Dandelion Chocolate. The fee for this workshop is $20. All materials are included.

 

 

Tickets Coming Soon

PROJKT Maiden Lane

Friday September 23, 7:00pm-9:30pm

Britex Fabrics presents: "PROJKT Maiden Lane" A Fall Fashion Show Featuring: Emily Payne, Richard Hallmarq, Kini Zamora and Stella Zotis (Project Runway) With San Francisco ARTist: Michael Covington (collaborative pieces with Emily Payne) and DJ Keith Kraft Sponsored by: Myla' Cor Martinis

 

 

TICKETS On Sale Wednesday June 8th at Midnight!