Friday, November 30, 2012

Grand Meander

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, December 1st, for the Grand Meander!  Shops all up and down Grand Avenue are participating in this festive annual event, with an art crawl, soup tastings, music, and more.

Stop by Treadle for a cookie and a free gift bag kit (while supplies last).  And enjoy 30% off our wide selection of holiday print fabrics all day!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Felted Knit

Everyone at Treadle loves this wool/viscose blend coating.  Knitted and then lightly felted, this fabric has a soft drape, slight stretch, and a nubbly texture that's delightful to touch.  Since it's felted, it resists fraying, making it a perfect choice for unlined, deconstructed garments like simple jackets and wraps.

We have an array of colors, including black and white.

For a thicker, denser fabric, you can machine wash and dry it to felt it even further.  Expect about 25% shrinkage, and buy your yardage accordingly.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


At Treadle we are celebrating the beginning of the holiday gift making and giving season with savings for you.  We invite you to visit Treadle on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 23, 24, and 25 for savings of 20% on all fabric and ribbons.  

Enjoy 20% off all regularly priced fabrics and take an additional 20% off all sale fabrics.  Sew up a fun hostess apron, cozy flannel loungers, unique pillowcases, or a warm Shetland wool muffler or poncho.  We have the ideas, know how, and raw materials to help you find something for everyone on your list.  We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Felt Ornaments

Look at these beautiful little ornaments made by Treadlette Rebecca from wool felt!

Rebecca used McCall's pattern 6674, which requires no sewing, just careful cutting; the pieces are joined with iron-on fusible web.  She reports that a small, sharp scissor with pointy tips is a must.

We have this wool blend felt in so many colors for all your crafty needs!  Check out some of the amazing patterns, or pick up one of the many felt-crafting books we have in the store.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Viyella shirtings

Plaid is so popular again, and we have so many attractive new plaid fabrics right now.  A particularly nice groups is this selection of Viyella plaid shirtings, a cotton and wool fabric just right for chilly weather.

These smooth, lightweight fabrics are a soft, washable blend of 80% cotton and 20% wool.  They're the perfect thing for a custom-fitted shirt that can take you (or your guy) from autumn into winter with a jacket or sweater vest.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Embellished Coating

These luscious coatings were a hit last year, and now they are back in even more colors.

This poly/acrylic blend is thick and soft, with multicolored yarns couched over the surface.  Rich in color and exploding with texture, this coating is a tactile treat.

The striped fabrics have the surface yarns packed close, while the swirled fabrics leave some background visible for a more dynamic effect.

Perfect for contrasting elements such as collar and cuffs on a solid coat, or an eye-catching handbag.  Or be bold, and make a whole coat for a stunning look your friends will envy.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New Silk

We have so many new pieces of silk in the store.  Here are a few that caught my eye.

This silk shantung has a striking handpainted effect and smooth, crisp drape with just a few slubs.

 This chiffon, one of several, is just subtly iridescent.

The striped silk crepe is soft and drapey, with a subtle bit of crinkly texture and rich autumn colors.

Come in and shop our silk!  We have so many more new pieces in the store.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Grown-up Fleece

We have a lovely group of new fleece coating in the store.

Solid, thick, and soft, this fleece isn't what you'd make little fringed blankets out of.  Evocative of wool Melton, this poly/rayon/spandex blend is a wonderful garment-quality fabric, perfect for coats, jackets, or vests.  It's what fleece wants to be when it grows up.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New velvet colors

We've added several new colors to our incredibly popular selection of silk/rayon velvet.  Irresistibly touchable, with a shimmery drape, this velvet is the ultimate luxury fabric.

Add some velvet accents to a wool crepe dress for an elegant holiday outfit, or use it to make a chic little purse to tote your essentials in.  A velvet scarf makes a lovely gift, and there are so many ways to make them.  Or truly pamper yourself and make a velvet coat!

There are so many more in our store.  Come in and take a look!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Faux Fur

We have several luscious pieces of faux fur new in the store.

Made of polyester or poly-blends, these high-quality animal-friendly furs are dreamy soft, thick, and luxurious.

You could use this fur to make a coat, or just add a little pop by making fur cuffs and collar on an otherwise plain wool coat.  Or make a fur bag or muff lined with satin for retro appeal.