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Sewing & Fiber Arts Organizations, Events & Businesses...


Fiber/Sewing related information & organizations (see relevant businesses below this section):

About Sewing    http://sewing.about.com/

Africa Bags http://www.africabags.org To economically empower the people of Malawi Africa with a sustainable economy; to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags 

American Sewing Guild - chapters & neighborhood groups throughout the U.S.  http://www.asg.org

Coastal Seams Blog (very occasional updates http://coastalseams.blogspot.com/

Contemporary Quilt & Fiber Artists  http://www.cqfa.org/

Craft Emergency Relief Fund   http://www.craftemergency.org/
"CERF's emergency relief and recovery programs provide assistance to help sustain a craft artist's career when an emergency occurs"

FabMo: "Repurposing Fabrics & More ... Much much more!"  http://www.fabmo.org/

Fabric Palette: "Inspiring Creativity With Fabric"; fabric store (on-line & privately-owned). http://www.fabricpalette.com

How To Sew A Couch Stitch and more! (Excellent guide for beginners AND a great refresher for experienced as well!) http://www.sofasandsectionals.com/how-to-sew-couch-stitch

Home Sewing Association    http://www.sewing.org

Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles, Berkeley, CA  http://lacismuseum.org/

Peninsula Wearable Arts Guild   http://www.PenWAG.org

Project Laundry List ... "making air-drying laundry acceptable and desirable as a simple and effective way to save energy." http://www.laundrylist.org/

Ribbon Jar ... "The coolest finds, the funky vintage stuff, classic seamstress staples and above all, high quality ribbon that is going to hold up on what ever project you are working on." Located in Oregon, USA & ship to many countries.  http://www.ribbonjar.com

SCRAP - Advocate for environmental awareness & source of endless treasures, SCRAP is a creative reuse center, store and workshop space founded in 1976 in San Francisco, California.

Sew-Op: A non-profit organization that is changing the world one stitch at a time. Sewing spaces,
education, workshops, and trade. http://sew-op.ning.com/

The Wilderness Quilt Project   http://www.catalystmagazine.net/content/view/712/10039/

Treadle On is dedicated to promoting the use of antique and vintage human powered sewing machines, i.e. treadle sewing machines and hand crank sewing machines: http://www.treadleon.net/

Urban Fauna Studio http://urbanfaunastudio.com/    ...sells independently made (Indie) and eco-friendly craft supplies and tools. Workshops and much more. 

Utah Artist Hands     http://www.utahands.com
"Bringing Together the Artists' Community of Utah" 

Sewing, Fiber Art & Related Businesses:

Alterations, Pattern Making & General Sewing: Liz Myers; phone: 408-354-5830; email LLMyers@aol.com

Canvas, denim, leather, eisenglass, sunbrella, etc.: Sewing, repairs & construction in San Francisco Bay Area. "The Sewing Shop" Mainly Marine canvas work (other custom sewing work & boat canvas repairs available; household draperies, outdoors upholstery & much more). Call Ray at 510-658-7032

Decades of Style (Vintage) Patterns   http://decadesofstyle.com/

Denver Fabrics (fabrics for outdoors, bridal, accessories, leather, notions & more)  http://www.denverfabrics.com

Dharma Trading Co ... Textile Craft Supplies (dyes, paints, techniques, featured artists, etc.)  http://www.dharmatrading.com/

Etsy ("your place to buy and sell homemade") http://www.etsy.com/  

Fiberella ("dedicated to the exploration and development of textile art through the sharing of ideas and resources")   http://www.fiberella.com

Good Day Sunshine - handmade & homemade clothes, vegan soaps & more http://www.gooddaysunshinestore.com/

Gorgeous Things/Gorgeous Fabrics   http://www.gorgeousthings.blogspot.com 

Meryl Urdang: Silk-under-Glass   http://www.merylurdang.com/

Natural Expressions of Los Gatos (family owned; fabrics, beading supplies, classes & more) http://www.naturalexpressionsoflosgatos.com/

Pink Chalk Fabrics ... "cloth, pattern & tool for modern sewists"  http://www.pinkchalkfabrics.com/

Queen Puff-Puff - bags, belts & accessories  http://www.queenpuffpuff.com/

Rubber Stamps [great for fabric decoration & more]: Rubber Poet Art Stamps (stamps include nature, art, quotes from John Muir, and much more): http://www.rubberpoet.com/

Shop Handmade (Buy & Sell)  http://www.shophandmade.com/

Spoonflower - Custom Fabrics (you provide the artwork; they print the fabric (& more-check their site for details) http://www.spoonflower.com

Sublime Stitching (embroidery)  http://sublimestitching.com
("The hippest embroidery site ever." - Jean Railla, co-founder GetCrafty.com)

Tom Binh bags made in Seattle, WA. Laptop bags, messenger bags, briefcases and backpacks. http://www.tombihn.com

Books - too many to list! But be sure to check out the book "Subversive Seamster" (ISBN  978-1-56158-925-8); available from private book sellers in their stores and/or on-line and/or via  phone. 

There are MANY worthwhile sewing- and fiber art related groups & businesses, small & large and in both store fronts & on-line; offering fabrics, notions, ideas, patterns, classes, books, magazines, donations & more ... Most of the links shown above includes links to others. 

Contact information for Georgia & Coastal Seams:

Phone:    650-941-1068
Email:    CoastalSeams (at) yahoo (dot) com   [with no spaces]
Postal:    Georgia Stigall, Coastal Seams, 17287 Skyline Blvd #102, Woodside CA 94062-3780