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Birthday treats plus Irish lace!

Birthday Party!

It's this weekend!

Join us Sunday, March 19
from noon to 4 for fun and treats!

15% off almost everything that day only for March birthday folks and a special guest of their choice!

Hedgehog Hollow

Get ready for a dose of woodsy cuteness!

We have the ENTIRE set of prints from the Hedgehog Hollow collection! 

This is a big deal for us - we tend to curate our cotton print choices pretty carefully. It's rare for us to get an entire range, but we loved this one so much!

Shop them here!

We also have the Hedgehog Hollow quilt pattern! 

This beginner-friendly pattern utilizes the main panel plus the neat border repeat and several coordinates!

It's a sweet way to use these charming prints!

Get yours here!

New Mini Books

They're cute, pocket-sized, and full of handy tips!

Check them out in the books section of our website here!

Friday Fun Fact!

It's St. Patrick's Day! We're exploring the history of handmade Irish lace.

Of all the Irish laces, including crochet lace, Carrickmacross is my favorite. 

It was brought to Ireland in 1816 by a Mrs. John Grey Porter upon return from her honeymoon in Italy. She opened a school in Carrickmacross to teach the technique and it soon became a cottage industry.

This lace is made by combining several techniques: embroidery, applique, and needle lace.

It's begun with a layer of fine cotton net, usually machine-made. The net was laid over a pattern drawn on paper.

Then a layer of fine, sheer muslin (more like what we know as voile) was laid over the net and all the layers were basted in place.

Next, embroidery was worked in shapes outlining the pattern. Excess muslin and netting were carefully cut away, and filling stitches could be worked in the open areas. 

The result was a beautiful embroidered net with varying density and openness.

This technique is still practiced by lace hobbyists today! 

Have you ever made lace? Would you give Carrickmacross lace a try?

See more examples at The Little Lace Museum!

Check out all our Friday Fun Facts in the archive here!

Classes Coming Up!

Build your skills! Sign up today!

Spend a weekend sewing with us!

Cost: $ 175

Friday & Saturday, Mar 24 & 25
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Stuck on zippers? You don't have to be! Learn 3 different methods, including invisible!

Cost: $ 45

Friday, March 24
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Perfect your French seam, rolled hem, and more!

Cost: $ 65

Saturdays, March 25, April 1
Noon to 2:00 pm

It's the sewer's Holy Grail - a pants pattern that fits well!

Cost: $ 225

Mondays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24
6:15 pm to 9:15 pm

Parking at Treadle!

In addition to loads of street parking available on Grand, Hamline, and nearby side streets, Treadle now has access to an off-street parking lot!

You can park in the Green Mill/Colossal Cafe lot from 10-4 Monday through Thursday. Find it diagonally across the street, next to the gas station.

Coming to a class? You are always welcome to stop briefly in front of the store to drop off your things before you look for parking!

Happy Sewing,
Michele and the Treadlettes
1338 Grand Ave. St Paul, MN 55105     651.698.9690

Open 10-6 Mon-Thurs, 10-5 Fri-Sat, 12-4 Sun

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