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17Feb

3 Great Places to Look for Project Ideas Online

Are you ever inspired to sew something but you're just not quite sure what? Here's 3 great places to look for project ideas online. 
 
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17Feb

Pantone Colour of the Year 2017: Greenery

Get energized with “Greenery”, Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017
The first thing that I thought of when I saw that Greenery was announced as Pantone’s Colour of the Year was SPRING!  For me the shade evokes images of the stems of spring blossoms; crocuses, daffodils and tulips, clear signs that it’s a time for renewal and growth.  It’s such a fresh shade - a green that leans a little toward yellow, but not so much that those of us who cannot wear yellow should shy away.
14Feb

7 Awesome Categories of Novelty Prints found in our Cotton Department

Bulldogs and Bagels and Buttons!  OH MY!

Here are 7 awesome categories of novelty prints found in our cotton department. We've got a print for everyone! 

07Feb

Inspiration on a "Small" Scale - Designer Inspiration: Nigel Chia

Thanks to the wonders of social media, in particular Facebook and Youtube, I was recently introduced to Nigel Chia.  According to the bio on his website, Nigel is a veterinarian and fashion designer, which may seem like a strange combination, but both require much dedication and attention to detail.  He is currently pursuing his love of fashion design.
 
26Jan

New Fashion Arrivals January 26, 2017.

We're starting to get lots of new spring fashion arrivals in our stores. Here is a preview of some of the fabrics (please keep in mind that some of these fabrics may not be on the sales floor until next week).

24Jan

Knitting How-to: Knit Stitch

First you will want to cast on as many stitches as you need. You can view our video about casting on at http://fabricana.com/blog-item/casting-on.
 
Tips: Make sure when you start your knitting you are working with the yarn that is connected to the ball of yarn (and not the end of your yarn). Also make sure to hold the yarn as shown in the video for proper tension. 
 
19Jan

FreeSpirit Fabrics Announces "I am an Artisan" Juried Challenge

FREESPIRIT ANNOUNCES “I AM AN ARTISAN” JURIED CHALLENGE

Kaffe Fassett to curate 12 pieces from special exhibit

Fabricana is pleased to announce the FreeSpirit “I Am An Artisan” challenge where 12 quilters can earn the chance to be selected to exhibit a quilt with Kaffe Fassett at the 2017 Fall International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, TX.

17Jan

4 Reasons to Switch to Extra Wide Minky

Consumers are a powerful group.  When quilters started using Minky on the back of quilts, they realized that the 60” Minky that was on the market was not suited to making large quilts and they demanded a wider product.  As with many other examples of the law of supply and demand, suppliers have met the demand of their market and Fabricana is happy to say that we now stock 90” (225cm) solid Minky in a range of basic colours!
 
12Jan

Colour Alert! "Ancient Rose"

Lily Collins’ red carpet look at the 2017 Golden Globes put her on several best-dressed lists.  While the style of the dress was very pretty, the colour was the focus of much of the attention.  Described as “ancient rose” this is a very romantic shade that is youthful but sophisticated at the same time – very flattering onthis young, raven-haired beauty.  If you’d like to emulate the look, check out Fabricana’s bridal and evening department for the fabrics featured above. 

10Jan

Awards Season Trend: Sequins

Awards season 2017 has officially started! The Golden Globes just took place this past weekend and based on what many of the actresses were wearing, it’s seems that sequins will be making a lot of appearances on the red carpet this year. Here are some of our favorite outfits featuring sequins. 

Amy Adams- The Arrival star looked stunning in her black sequined Tom Ford gown.

 

21Dec

Happy Holidays from Fabricana!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Fabricana and Fabricana Home! The blog will be quiet now until January as we celebrate the holidays and prepare for our Boxing Week Sale!