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How is jacquard like a computer?

Silk scarf panel

This piece is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind delight!

The sensuous texture of this silk must be touched to be appreciated. It looks light as air but has a rich weight and drape. The crepe weave lends a matte finish and subtle texture to this smooth, touchable fabric.

Honestly if I owned this I might never stop petting it!

The print also delights; a lush paisley in shades of green, gold, and blue.

This would of course be perfect as a simply hemmed scarf, but there's also enough yardage to sew a lovely blouse, shell, or skirt!

We only have ONE of these treasures, and you can buy it here!

More notions added to online shop!

We've been working to add more notions to our online shop! When you're buying fabric, it's a breeze to toss in the notions you'll need.

Just need to stop in for a quick item? Order in advance and pick up in-store to streamline your visit and make sure we've got your pick in stock.

Here's this week's additions. We're continuing to add more all the time!

 Shop notions here!

Snaps! All kinds, all sizes.

Hooks and eyes - so many varieties!

Needles for hand and machine sewing!

Marking tools for every purpose!

Circle Jacquard

Check out this fun new fabric! It's a bottomweight cotton with an interesting design.

The interlocking circles are printed over a jacquard weave, creating layers of rich depth and texture.

What would you make?

Shop it here!

Friday Fun Fact!

People have been trying new ways to make fabric decorative for centuries.

Complex weaves like the jacquard fabric above require complex looms. The jacquard machine was a loom attachment created by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1804, and used an extensive series of punched cards to create the pattern.

Unlike earlier brocade weaving techniques, jacquard weaves don't have long, floating threads on the back, making them essentially double-sided.

If you ever worked with early computers, you might find the punched cards familiar. In fact, the jacquard loom was the inspiration for punch-card computing!

While historic jacquard fabrics featured complex floral and scrollwork designs, modern interpretations range from traditional to abstract and everywhere in between. 

Learn more here!

Click here to see a video of a jacquard loom in action! 

I have now spelled jacquard so many times I think I've fianlly got it memorized!

Classes Coming Up!

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The Cottagecore Blouse

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
Learn quick-sewing tips for these cozy pjs!

Cost: $ 50

Sunday, March 13
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Use a jelly roll or cut your own strips for this super-fast quilt top!

Cost: $ 75

Saturdays, Mar 19 & 26
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Happy Sewing,
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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