Friday, September 18, 2009

Time for Woolens

With the nip in the air the past few mornings my mind has turned to the cozier things in life.
A mug of Hot Cocoa after a long walk, comfy slippers and a new wool coat.

In anticipation of this fall weather the selection of wools is growing daily at Treadle.
As I looked through the newer pieces the other day I mentally planned out my fall wardrobe.
A new coat surely, but add to that a vintage-inspired plaid jumper, and perhaps a skirt or two.
The options are endless.

In other news, if you have been in the store the last week you surely noticed the absence of our leader Mary.
Mary is away at the International Textiles Show and she has sent back reports of many new and exciting fabrics, trims and lace.
We should start seeing these goodies in the coming weeks, stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Arrivals

We have some exciting new products to show you on the fabric front today.
The first is this group tucked away on the organic cotton table-
The Happy Garden collection from Cloud 9 Fabrics.

"Cloud9 Fabrics is passionate about bringing eco-sensible fabrics to the quilt and craft market."
Cloud 9 Fabrics vows to use "100% certified organic cotton in the manufacturing of our base cloths and eco-responsible solvent-free inks and dyes for printing."
(from the Cloud 9 website)

Truly an admirable mission and with these adorable prints you can make a child-friendly and earth-friendly choice for your next sewing project.

Our other new product is the 50% Bamboo and 50% Rayon Xotic Felt from National Nonwovens.

These fat quarters are $5.75 per piece and, depending on demand, we may decide to carry their 40" wide yardage as well.
The addition of bamboo makes Xotic Felt much softer in texture and drape than wool felt or even a rayon/wool blend. When I was at the store today I overheard someone say that she thought at first the fat quarters had some cashmere in them, the hand is just that soft.

We here at Treadle are delighted to be able to carry these and many other sustainable and organic products, and we hope you can come on by and check them out.

Yours in Stitches,
The Treadlettes.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New in the Mail Today

We received the newest patterns from Oliver + S today in the mail.
The first pattern is the Jump Rope DressThis is a sweet shirt dress with two variations, one with a gathered skirt and one in a tunic style.

The second pattern we received is the School Days Jacket and Coat.This versatile pattern can work for any weather and will suit a boy or girl.

We have the pleasure of hosting an Oliver + S trunk show from October 23rd through November 1st, so stop on by to see a selection of delightful garments for children.
High on my list to see is the School Days Jacket and Coat made up as a rain coat with vinyl-coated cotton.

Hope to see you soon,
Yours in Stitches
The Treadlettes