SUNDAY- September 18, 2011
The days are definitely getting cooler. Friday was 47 degrees F. Saturday was 67 degrees F. And today is 62 degrees. While sunny, it is definitely a change from two weeks ago. The fields are browner, the golden rod is hanging on and the fall asters of purple and pink, with the smaller white fluffy asters are blooming. Gardens are showing their last colors, as the trees start to color up. The tourists are fewer, things seem calmer. The frenetic pace of summer is over.
This weeks Sunday Special is the Laura Ashley red toile French look fabric. This did come in with a flaw, and is already discounted. This week, if you want it, you get a double discount! Enjoy!
This can be found in the Toile Fabric Category,
under the Country Toile Fabric
A BIT ABOUT THE FABRIC INDUSTRY
Something came up this week that should be clarified. A person wrote about the Fern Toile Fabric. She had gotten a sample of it about 2 years ago, and had held onto it until now. She had trouble finding it locally. She finally googled fern fabric, and landed at Brick House Fabrics. We had bought the last bolts available a couple of years ago. I had gone to re-order, and it had been discontinued, and all stock had been sold, except for two bolt, which we bought.
The point is this. The home dec fabric industry runs on two things… what the upholstery or home decorating industry wants being the main one, and what is selling. They do not keep a fabric running if it is not moving. The average time for a fabric to run is 3 years. The chair manufacturers get it out, people see it in a showroom or magazine, retailers move it, and then a pattern will start to slow in sales. While this is going on new patterns are being produced. Most manufacturers bring out new patterns two to three times a year. So, the competition to stay popular is fierce.
There are patterns that are timeless, that remain popular… but there are also patterns, that when shown to the chair industry cause no interest. They can be dropped from production within three months.
So, if you see a fabric, and you like it, do not assume it will be around in years to come. With the economy, chances are it won’t be.
Where fabric is concerned… seize the day! Carpe diem…
See Sewing Notions, Interesting People.
Debby from the Lazy S’S Farm Nursery
does some amazing fabric painting and embroiderey!
MONDAY- September 19. 2011
A bright and sunny day on the coast of Maine!
When we went to order a new bolt of the indigo ikat fabric it had been discontinued, and there wasn’t any stock left.
But, there is still stock of the softer toned denim blue ikat!
The same woven fabric, the same soft drapey feel of the chenille!
We ordered it, and it is in!
Depending on the light, because of the blue chenille, this can look anywhere from navy to slate, to Copen with beige.
WEDNESDAY- September 20, 2011A wet grey day, with the chill of fall in the air. The first of the new line is coming in… While most of the fabrics will arrive next week, we are glad to see these! It has taken months to get them!
PLEASE NOTE: FERN TOILE FABRIC- we are down to 6 2/3 yards. If you love it, get it, as it is out of production, and there isn’t any stock left.
See it in the
Fern Fabric Category.
On with the new fabrics!
We are very happy to have a new
Alice in Wonderland fabric!
This is a bright cheerful fabric, with a slight retro feel to it.
See it in the
Juvenile Fabric category.
Moving in a totally different direction from the Alice fabric is a
This is perfect for any horologist or traveler.
Names of capitals and large cities are written in script and interspersed between large clock faces.
It is listed in the Novelty Fabric category.
SATURDAY- September 24, 2011
Rain on the roof this morning. We had to charge down to NYC on a business trip, and are glad to be home! I prefer rush hour here to rush hour there! LOL!
JUST LISTED: Several destash pieces… end of bolts with wrinkles, rumples, and some have fold lines.
EMBROIDERED SEAHORSE FABRIC-
Blue mist, 3 rows.
EMBROIDERED SEAHORSE FABRIC-
Copper, 3 rows, embroidery flaw
SEASHELL TOILE FABRIC-
Blue on Oatmeal- 3 yards
SQUID TURTLE FABRIC
End of bolt with fold line- 24″
SEASHELL STRIPE FABRIC-
BEACH UMBRELLA FABRIC-
Short piece- 19″
Black and White-60″ piece