Don't miss our big Summer 25p CLEAROUT - there's card packs, Dress-it-Up button packs, threads, cushion panels, beads, paper craft, glue pads, embellishments, cross-stitch pattern books, aida etc etc ........... In our On-Line Shop Bargain Section we're doing packs of 50 assorted items for £10 ... only 20p per item!
Saturday, 15 May 2010
New from Fabric Freedom: William Morris, Antique Archives and Coloured Dreams.
Each one has 50 strips 0f fabric totalling over 3.5 yards of fabric. At £16 per roll that makes the fabric only £4.50/yard - representing great value
These are selling quickly - so e-mail us us if you want one saving.
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010
Due early May: Hot for Chocolate by Blue Hill Fabrics - a celebration of the Pink and Chocolate fabrics popular in the 1870's. Created by renown quilt maker Betsy Chutchian these pretty antique prints are something very new for us and reflect the growth in interest in vintage fabrics inspired by the V&A's 'Quilt' exhibition.
Why did Pink and Chocolate become so popular?
Traditionally the colour Chocolate Brown was used by widows who had passed out of the stage of mourning when they could only wear black. Following the American Civil War this literally left hundreds of thousands of American woman wearing 'Mourning Brown', this was soon enlivened by the new Pinks and Reds spreading across the Atlantic from India via Europe.
Pink and Chocolate fabric very quickly spread around the Victorian world - one of the world's first global fashion trends!