Just in: Organic Mad Mend & Arcadia from Cloud9 Fabrics | SALE

Mad Mend & Arcadia are in the house.

textile organic Cloud9 Fabrics Mad Mend Up Up & Away Sale instagramStop by the shop and see this beavy of 12 new organic cotton bolts from Cloud9 Fabrics. Selections from Mad Mend {sew sexy}, Arcadia, Wildwood and Koi are 15% off right now. Click here to see them all.

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Just in: Feather River organic cotton fabrics by Birch Fabrics | Get glamping!

Fall camping is the best.

No crowds, the foliage is gorgeous, you’ve got the shore all to yourself and the perfect excuse to wear your favorite sweater every single day.

It’s all I can think about since Feather River arrived, Birch Fabric’s new fall camping collection. textile feather river all 4 bolts 3Canoes, vintage campers and their adorable wagons, trees in glorious shades of autumn. Just what you’d expect for the perfect glamping trip.textile Feather River - Feather River 1textile feather river all 4 bolts 4textile Feather River Canoes 1textile feather river all 4 bolts 2Textile Feather River - Camper Rally 1Find all four fabrics: Feather River, Feather River Patch, Camper Rally and Canoes at worthygoods textile.

See you there!

And don’t forget to pack your sweater.textile Feather River - Feather River Patch2

 

 

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.

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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.

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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.