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Make a whaley fun quilt with our new kits! Plus classes, the circus, and a survey


'Allo, Aquarius/Привет, Pisces/how fare thee, February babies? Today's newsletter features a special treat for you! Read on for birthday gifts, upcoming classes, a sneak peek at seaworthy sewing, and a Friday fun not-quite-fact.


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FUN-DER THE SEA
FRIDAY FUN

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY PARTY

If your birthday is in February, drop by Sunday Feb. 18th for yummy treats and a special discount: 15% almost everything in the store*! Bring your friend for further birthday benefits-- they get 15% too.

*excludes sewing machines, classes, and consignment items

UPCOMING CLASSES
COPY READY-TO-WEAR
THURSDAYS 2/22 THROUGH 3/14, 6PM - 9PM
Ever worn your favorite garment to death, but you just can't part with it? Give new life to old clothes! Learn to copy an existing garment, create a pattern, and how to get the best results from different techniques and order of operations.

 
SERGER BASICS
FRIDAY 2/23 6PM - 9PM
Do you have a new serger that you're afraid to take out of the box? Maybe you've had one for years and never been able to figure it out! We'll help you solve threading mysteries and get you serging! 
WEEKEND SEWING MARATHON
SATURDAY 2/24, 10AM - 5PM
SUNDAY 2/25, 10AM - 5PM

A great opportunity if you live out of town or just want to get a lot done! Get the same format as a Continuing On class all in one weekend. Bring the project of your choice and get all the help you need from your instructor. We'll meet at 10:00, stop for a lunch break mid-day, and keep sewing all afternoon. There are plenty of great restaurant options in walking distance!

SPLISH SPLASH

Dive deep into a new project with the aquatically adorable Fun-der the Sea quilt! Kits go on sale NEXT WEEK, and fathom this: the pattern's free.
FRIDAY FUN... FEEDBACK?

I want to hear from you! What's your dream sewing destination?
Let me know and I'll feature your answer in a future newsletter!

You might be thinking of sunnier climes after some ultra-belated snow, but I'm dreaming of the Alps! My wife and I last visited her family in Switzerland in 2019 and we're finally going to see them again this summer. I'm lucky to have traveled plenty, but Switzerland still tops my list as ABSOLUTE COOLEST DESTINATION OF ALL TIME for three things:

1. The HR Giger Museum in Gruyeres (guess what? they make Gruyere there too!!!)
2. The Maison d'Ailleurs (or the House of Elsewhere) in Yverdon-les-Bains, a museum of science fiction and utopia. If you're a genre fiction fan in any way, shape, or form, it's a must-see.

AND

3. The Textilmuseum. St. Gallen was bound to charm me: once upon a time I studied medieval art history, I've been a rare book dealer, and overall I'm still a huge nerd. The embroidery machine was invented in St. Gallen, and at the dawn of the 20th century fifty percent of all mass-produced fashion embroidery originated there! I could tell you about the museum exhibits (you, yes you, can operate a massive lacemaking machine the size of Treadle Yard Goods!), but to be completely honest the gift shop alone will enchant you. Imagine, if you will, all the pick-n-mix candy you can fit in a brown lunch bag... but it's all embroidered trim and Solstiss lace remnants. I treasure each scrap to this day.


The height of frippery: 19th century costumes from the Swiss National Circus Knie!

Happy Sewing,
Michele and the Treadlettes

1338 Grand Ave. St Paul, MN 55105     651.698.9690

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PARKING AT TREADLE

Convenient street parking is available on Grand, Hamline, Lincoln, and nearby side streets. Treadle also 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!

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