Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Best of Treadle

Rebecca has done it again.
Crafted from an adorable vinyl-coated cotton print, Rebecca sewed up the Little Splashes Raincoat pattern from Amy Butler, and she threw in a matching umbrella!
You could learn to make an umbrella like this one, just sign up for our April Showers Umbrella class!

You’ll be singing in the rain in your custom umbrella! This class will teach
you to recover an existing umbrella frame with new fabric. Rebecca will take
you step by step from analyzing your chosen umbrellas parts to patterning the
replacement cover to attaching it to the frame. Though it seems complex, it’s
surprisingly simple when broken down into the various components
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $65.00
Instructor: Rebecca Ballas
Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., July 16 AND Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., July 23*
*Class meets a total of seven hours.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

June Colburn Surface Design Classes

We are so excited to be hosting a Surface Design Trunk Show and two subsequent workshops with noted international designer, teacher and lecturer, June Colburn! Friday, June 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., we will host DELECTABLE DYE & DISCHARGE--A Surface Design Trunk Show. Then Saturday, June 11, June will teach Silk Dyeing, Over-dyeing and Silk Screen Techniques 101 in the morning and Designing Fabric with Discharge in the afternoon. Complete details on the Trunk Show and both classes can be found on our website at http://www.treadleyardgoods.com/classes.

If you've ever wanted to try silk-screening or dyeing/discharge, but were intimidated by the process, you won't want to miss this. It's fun, it's easy, not messy and you'll be hooked in no time. Take a look at the beautiful pieces that we have in the trunk show, I know you'll be inspired to create some wonderful things yourself.

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Fabrics

Mary mentioned yesterday that we have lots of new fabrics in to inspire you to sew, sew, sew, and I have some photos to prove it today!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rainy Day Rewards!

Greetings Treadle Friends,
The long Memorial Day weekend is approaching and the weather forecast is calling for a fair amount of rain. I know, shocking, more rain??? We Treadlettes see this as a great opportunity to stay indoors, pop a pan of brownies in the oven and, most importantly, SEW! To put a silver lining in those clouds we are offering a new program, our Rainy Day Rewards. Stop by Treadle on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, May 27, 28, 29 and draw for a discount of 10, 15 or 20% off on all fabric and patterns. You may use the discount on sale fabric as well as regularly priced fabric and any in stock patterns. You must use your discount this weekend. Treadle will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. We have loads of wonderful summer fabrics just waiting to inspire you. The weather is bound to turn balmy one of these days, right? We hope to see you this weekend.
Mary Daley

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Craft Hope

Many of you have already heard of Craft Hope, but for those of you who haven't here's the info.
Craft Hope is a website begun in 2009 and run by the tireless Jade Sims.
From the Craft Hope website "Craft Hope is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those who need them. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world."

Through the efforts of Craft Hope orphaned children living in Guatemala have received their first dolls, school children in Liberia have received counting and letter bean bags, midwives can do their jobs easier in Haiti, and now the call is for blankets to send to the families who have lost so much to the Tornadoes in the southern United States.

Our quilting evenings for Quilts for Quake Survivors was such a success, I would like to invite you all back for an evening for Craft Hope.
Join me and bring your friends to make blankets next Friday, May 20th, from 6-9.
If you're unable to join us at Treadle, you can mail completed blankets along to Jessie at:

Jessie Rayot
255 Centre St Apt 6
Nutley NJ 07110

The deadline for Project 13 is June 15th. Please attempt to get all handmade blankets to her by this date.