27 Feb


 View the entire collection on Spool of Thread’s Facebook page

Ipanema is the latest fabric in from one of our favourite fabric companies, Birch Fabrics. It combines a few really great things into one fabric collection: Tiki, VW Vans and Ukeleles.

The staff at Spool of Thread has been the ukelele sort for the last few years. I think our uke love peaked at the Christmas of 2012, when 3 Ukeleles were given to or from our staff as Christmas presents ! There have been talks about forming a band, but nothing official has happened yet. We’ll let you know if it does. At the very least, I think we need to host a bring-your-ukelele-to-work day, and have our ukes hang out with Ipanema.


If you’ve never heard of Birch Fabrics, or seen their fabric in person, you gotta check it out! Birch Fabrics’ designs are always a great mix of whimsy and modern design.  Plus, they work great when you are trying to match a few different fabrics together. Throughout their collections, Birch tries to use a similar colour palette, so often a print from the newest collection will pair nicely with an older collection. Win win! And, beyond all the awesome ways they design their fabric, Birch’s fabric is 100% organic, GOTS certified. Nothing wrong with that!

We’ve uploaded photos of all of the designs in the Ipanema collection onto our Facebook page.

Bark and Branch

13 Jan

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Now that it seems like the busyness of the Holiday season is over, we can finally get to our favourite time of year for sewing. January is selfish sewing time! We have made our list of sewing projects we’d like to try this year, and we think you should too!

First on our list is sewing something with the Bark and Branch collection from Cloud 9 Fabrics. It arrived before Christmas so we haven’t had a chance to show it off till now. Bark and Branch was designed by the very talented Eloise Renouf and we’re happy that her designs have been printed onto fabric, and that we have them in the shop!

Plus, if taking one of Spool of Thread’s classes is on your New Year’s Resolution list, we’ve just added a bunch. Check out our classes page to see all the currently available dates, including new sessions in our Sewing Machine 101 Tote Bag or Throw Pillow set!