15% off Sale on Organic Cotton Terry, Sherpa, Fleece, Velour and French Terry, plus Vintage Wooden Bobbins & Spools

The shop’s on sale, folks.

15% STOREWIDE

textile sale at worthygoodstextile.Etsy.com 15% off organic fabrics, vintage wooden spools & bobbins

Ends on Sunday.

Get it while you can…

Stop by worthygoodstextile.Etsy.com for the ‘goods!

 

DIY your super-guy a tie | Last-minute Father’s Day gift sewing project

Sew up a tie for Father’s Day.

Cliché?

No. Not when the tie is an indie-designed organic cotton voile that’s been hand-sewn by you. Not even close to cliché. This Daddy? He’s not so cliché, either. Read on to see why we’re substituting a tie for a cape this year.

DIY tie for a wedding or Father's Day in organic Cloud9 Fabric #quick #project

the pattern

The father in this house wears a tie 3 or 4 days a week, he needs ‘em, guys. And my penchant for thrifting is handy in so many ways but finding a handsome tie at Goodwill? Close to never. I found Molly’s Sketchbook: Father’s Day Tie tutorial at The Purl Bee. Lovely instructions, step-by-step photos and a decent pattern. Note: you’ll want to add about 4-5″ to the middle pattern piece for a traditional length tie. As the current version results in a very handsome, but too-short tie. (slice it in the center and tape in a bit of paper to increase length)  Also, I only used iron-on interfacing and didn’t include the second slip-in piece. (I made one exactly following that tutorial last year, trust me) This year, it is the perfect length and not so stiff. Minimal sewing required, just two short lines on the machine, precise ironing and a bit of hand-stitching. Easy to do while catching up on the Hulu backlog.

purl bee DIY tie for a wedding or Father's Day in organic Cloud9 Fabric #quick #project

the fabric

Swoony, isn’t it? Organic cotton voile from the Koi collection designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9 Fabrics. It has a fine hand and gives the suggested Tana Lawn decent competition. With a tiny bit of a ‘lining’ fabric at each tip, the suggested white seemed boring so I went with Speckle | Sky also from Cloud9. It makes for a modern, handsome spring-summer sort of tie with fantastic pops of pink and mustard. Personality all around, folks.

Last minute DIY tie for a wedding or Father's Day in organic Cloud9 Fabric #quick #project

We hope Daddy likes it.

And we’re betting he will.

Want to make one? Go for it! It’s a quick project, you only need to devote an hour or two at most. The tricky part is getting him distracted so you can work your magic, no? Peruse your stash for a handsome print, madras even. Find the pattern and tutorial here. And don’t forget to add 4-5 inches in the middle section.

You can do this.

Maine People's Alliance's director, Jesse Graham speaks about Mercury Clean Up on the Penobscot River in Maine

Here’s last year’s tie in action.

What’s Daddy up to?

Trying to get some scroogey chemical company to clean up the mercury they left behind in the Penobscot river. Pretty sweet.

He’s a tie-wearing environmental champion, right?

We’re pretty proud of this Daddy. You can read more about him, the court case and long-standing clean-up efforts here. See? The tie works waaaay better than a cape in this case. ;-)

Spun gold, vintage spools & happily ever after | Fairy tale inspired wedding by

After seeing this magic spun with a little golden thread.

I’m wanting to wind everything up in it.

wedding table setting with vintage wooden spools wrapped in golden thread as place cards

All of the romance of a wedding plus the fantasy of classic fairy tales. And who’s vintage wooden spools played a starring role? Why, ‘mine’! These are vintage wooden lace spools that have been beautifully wound in golden thread and wrapped in a delicate calligraphy,  a genius place card.

golden threaded spool place cards at fairy tale wedding by Alan Zepeda for Style Me Pretty blogreally, if he's willing to cuddle your rabbit, odds are good he's Mr Right

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Head on over to Style Me Pretty to get the details on who, what, when and where. There’s a full gallery of photos to drool over, pin and share. And if you find yourself needing some spools of your own, please stop by worthygoods textile.

Just don’t prick your finger, dear.

It’ll make you sleepy.

 

Lookout Weekend, 15% Off! | Sale shopwide on organic fabrics, vintage spools & bobbins this weekend only!

Boom. Weekend, improved.

15% off at the shop!

Lookout Weekend Debbie Deb

Yep. I’m doing my taxes, folks. So, in an attempt to balance out all the negative energy around here I’m having a sale. On everything. All of the things at worthygoods textile are on sale. Just ’cause. Between this sale, the caramel in my coffee and my Pandora 80’s radio station, I’ve just given this previously-drudgey weekend a Dory-style makeover. Yep, Debbie Debb and I are singing the same song, “Look out weekend, cause here I come. Because weekends were made for fun.”

Take that tax paperwork monster.

Now you’ve got 80’s prices, Pat Benetar hair and caffeine buzz.

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Oh right back to the shop sale. Get a deal on Cloud9 organic designer sewing fabrics, vintage wooden bobbins, spools, organic cotton terry velour, sherpa, flannel, terry and fleece. Find it all 15% off at the shop.

 

Just in | The Land That Never Was by Lisa Congdon for Cloud9 Fabrics | Organic cotton Folkloric, Salutations, Traveller’s Blanket & Blue Yonder

New new new!

Palaces, bunting and festival costumes come alive in Lisa Congdon’s The Land That Never Was.

organic Folkloric from The Land That Never Was for Cloud9 Fabrics organic cotton salutations bunting / pennant / flag fabric for The Land That Never was for Cloud9 Fabric organic cotton traveller's blanket, a geometric, modern fabric for Cloud9 Fabrics polaroid Organic cotton blue yonder, skies of blue with puffy white summer clouds floating by for Cloud9 Fabrics textile the land that never was new textile new fabrics salutations folkloric travelers blanket blue yonder

And what else? Did someone say vintage wooden spools?

Well, you’ll have to stop by the shop to find out…

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