Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Winter 2016 might be the perfect time to do so. Have a look at this new group class that's just great for beginners – easy pace, basic skills that build in weekly "stitch squares".
If you‘re hungry for a little voile-inspiration, take a look at Art Gallery‘s look-book. I also think this fabric would make up beautifully in this Amy Butler (front-lined) halter-top pattern (also a good one for beginners). For the sightly more experienced (or, adventurous) among you, consider voile as the outer layer of this lined dress/tunic/cami pattern. Contact me if you want to get on a wait-list for a class or, have another pattern in mind. Oh, I almost forgot! If you‘re not able to get to the shop, you can order them here or, simply search VOILE at the bottom of the online-store page.
This Winter, we offered our very first modern quilting class for beginners (more on that a little later). Next up, is a great little technique + project class that features paper-piecing — a wonderful way to use up small bits of fabric and not have to buy much in the way of special rulers or tools.
Yup, yarn is back at Elmwood Village Fabrics but, this time, it's in the form of a pop-up-shop from Embraceable Ewe. Shop-owner and knitter-extraordinaire, Erin will be changing out the yarn selections every few weeks so, stop in often and get it when you see it. She even brings in knitted samples, pattern selections and needles.
Finally! I ditched the old website. It was good while it lasted – customers used to compliment me on it – but, I've wanted one with more flexibility and features for quite a long while.
Don't even ask how many hosting sites and layouts I “tried out” and gave up on – it’s been going on for years, in the background, never successful enough to launch. But, last night (yup, last night!) I ditched the old and rang in the new. It‘s still a work in progress, certainly not complete or perfect – sound like a old sewing project? ;)
This site will have a blog (you're at the beginning of it) more photos of finished projects, an occasional tutorial or contest and announcements about our classes. I’d like to thank a few of our followers on facebook for helping with name suggestions.
Hopefully, I have all the basic info transferred over like, store hours, location, and ways to contact us. If you find a broken link or error, please let me know. Also, if you aren't already following the store on facebook, twitter, tumblr or Pinterest, you can find all our feeds right here.