|So Many NEW Fabrics!
We have been getting some nice fabric shipments this week, and there is a ton of new stuff in the store!
Check out all our new linen!
We are working hard to add it to our web shop, too - all of the fabrics pictured here are available to purchase online!
Linen is truly an all-season fabric.
Shop it here!
|New from Art Gallery
Art Gallery's Premium Cotton is one of our favorite fabrics!
These broadcloth prints are the most silky smooth we've ever felt, making them perfect for shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses, and fine quilting.
Shop them here!
|Friday Fun Fact!
We've shared a lot of linen with you today, so let's talk about that!
Linen is made from the flax plant. Flax is a bast fiber, a class of fibers made from the woody stalks of plants. Other bast fibers include jute, hemp, and ramie.
Take a look at the image at top right, showing the stages needed to process flax into linen!
One thing about pure, natural linen: it can wrinkle. You can fight against this natural tendency by dry-cleaning, ironing constantly, avoiding washing, and never sitting down.
OR, you can embrace the wrinkles. Linen will soften with every wash, and rather then deep creases, you will have a softly textured appearance. It's part of linen's natural character and charm.
We recommend washing linen in cool or warm water by hand or machine. You can choose to tumble dry, to soften the linen, or hang it up to dry to preserve more of the crispness.
Iron your linen before it is fully dry. The dampness helps get rid of wrinkles! Of course, whichever method you choose, always pre-wash first.
|Classes Coming Up!
|Jackets, Cardigans, Coatigans
Make a versatile wrap for spring in this class with the Material Girls!
Cost: $ 75
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
March 2, 9, 16
| Pajama Pants Streamlined
Learn quick-sewing tips for these cozy PJs! Rebecca will show you her streamlining secrets.
This class SOLD OUT twice last winter, so grab it now!
Cost: $ 50
Sunday, March 13
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
|Cottagecore Wardrobe Classes
A soft, cozy, layered wardrobe. Take just one of the 3 classes, or save $35 on the whole bundle!
This updated take on a simple peasant blouse is a spring staple! Choose short or long sleeves, add plackets or cuffs, and customize to your shape.
This sweet little blouse is cute on its own and even better layered with a sleeveless dress.
Cost: $ 75
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
March 9 & 16
Michele and the Treadlettes
|1338 Grand Ave. St Paul, MN 55105 651.698.9690
Open 10-6 Mon, 10-8 Tues-Thurs, 10-5 Fri-Sat, 12-5 Sun
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