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/
Emergency Relief Fund http://www.craftemergency.org/
FabMo: "Repurposing Fabrics & More ... Much much more!" http://www.fabmo.org/
Palette: "Inspiring Creativity With Fabric"; fabric store (on-line
& privately-owned). http://www.fabricpalette.com
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
- Advocate for environmental awareness & source of endless treasures, SCRAP
is a creative reuse center, store and workshop space founded in 1976 in San
A non-profit organization that is changing the world one stitch at a time.
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.
Artist Hands http://www.utahands.com
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/
("dedicated to the exploration and development of textile art through the
sharing of ideas and resources") http://www.fiberella.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/
Stitching (embroidery) http://sublimestitching.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: