I have some new sewing friends:
Jennifer, Wendy, me, Heather, Jilly and Glenda, from the San Francisco Sewing BABES group
What a great group they are. I was welcomed and felt at home straight away. Sewists are the best people!
Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics.
I loved the atmosphere in this shop. Suzan Steinberg (the Daughter) and her staff were genuinely welcoming and love fabric. There was a warm positive vibe to this store. What can I say? I was in Berkeley.
The shop is medium sized with a lovely selection of knits, silks and wools, plus lots of cottons. The quality was good and the prices reasonable (just like those in the know said on the last post). Upstairs is a space for classes, and the half price bargains.
Part of the cotton selection.
I found some wonderful rayon knit panels.
The pink is a 70 cm square, repeated twice across the width of the fabric. I have two panels.
The bright rainbow butterfly print is one panel running the width of the fabric (140 cm) and 90 cm across. Only half of it is in the photo. There is a solid border both ends, about 20 cm deep. I have one panel of this too. I’m thinking it will be a dress, combined with black.
This lovely silk charmeuse was half price.
And a bargain polyester chiffon made its way into my bag too. I do like a classical themed print!
A short drive took us to Piedmont Fabrics, another shop in Berkeley. This is smaller shop, but again a nice selection of fabrics and notions, includes some pre-loved (vintage) buttons
Outside the store, hugging my purchases.
Polyester stretch lace
This piece of charcoal and blue wool embroidered cotton needed to escape from the remnant bin.
This stunning fabric has beautiful texture and sheen. It had to come home to Australia.
Thank you Heather, Glenda, Jilly, Wendy and Jennifer. I had an awesome time!