This is just a quickie blog post to let you know about the first two Boston shops carrying Cabin. I'm so excited to have this pattern for sale in local fabric stores!
JP Knit & Stitch holds a special place in my heart. I have been teaching sewing classes there since shortly after they opened in 2011 and also spent a few years working behind the counter in the shop. If you haven't been, K&S has a great offering of classes in sewing, knitting, and other fiber arts, along with an incredible selection of fabric, yarn, and craft supplies. With an open layout, friendly staff, and great teachers, it's not only a shop, but a community oriented craft space. Its open layout, awesome staff and teachers, and collaborations with local craftspeople make a sort of JP community center of craft!
I'll be holding a Cabin release party here on December 5th from 6-9pm. There will be Cabin samples on display, refreshments, and visitors who buy Cabin pattern and fabric that night will get a special discount! See JP Knit & Stitch's event page for more info. I will also be teaching a Cabin workshop here in January, so keep an eye out!
Another incredible Boston store, located in the South End, Grey's Fabric & Notions is another of my all time favorite fabric shops. They have such a thoughtfully curated collection of fabric and sewing supplies, including many specialty notions and tools. They also offer great classes and you can buy a killer sewing machine there as well. The crafty foxes who run the shop are friendly and always super stylish (in their handmade items!) including one of the ladies behind Katy + Laney Patterns.
When I moved away from Boston to Norfolk, MA, about an hour south, I was on the brink of post-fabric-store-down-the-block depression. Where will I go on a free afternoon for an hour of ogling amazing fabric and getting project inspiration? A friend in the area tipped me off to the Franklin Mill Store. Crisis averted! Located in a beautiful old textile mill in Franklin, MA, the Franklin Mill Store has the comprehensive selection of both lovely traditional and cutting edge quilt fabrics you'd expect from a suburban shop. However, their apparel fabric selection feels straight out of the NY garment district! Designer silks, beautiful woolens, and lovely linen checks to spark the imagination. The store is huge and has an impressive selection, including a full service home decor wing in the back. Worth the trek to Franklin if you're a fabric junky in the Boston area!
I'm excited to offer my patterns at the Franklin Mill Store and equally as excited to start teaching classes their. The sewing studio is in a separate building, the accounting dept of the former mill, and still features its architectural details (
Check out the Franklin Mill Store's website for class listings to be posted soon, including a Cabin making workshop!
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In other news, the blueprints barn is nearing completion! This upcoming week will see the final stage, a nice plaster finish. The space already feels 200% more 'finished', but the remaining beams and awesome hardwood floor, along with a textured plaster finish, will retain that 'rustic' barn look. I'm beyond excited! The last-last step will be for Jordan and I to trim out the windows (with matching stained wood). Hopefully our awesome carpenter neighbor will let us borrow his compound miter saw :)