Selling off some of my fabric

Red and black houndstooth fabric

Red and black houndstooth fabric

While trying to clean up my sewing room, I realized that I have a LOT of fabric, and a lot of if that I won’t really ever get around to sewing up.

With that in mind, I’m doing a little online auction to sell off some of my extra for cheap. This is really only useful for people in Calgary or area, or who will be at some of the events I’ll be at in the near future.

There are more fabrics in my auction than I have pictured here… these are just a few of them. ūüôā

To check out what I have for ‘auction’ please visit my Facebook page!¬†

Please note – I’m trying to SELL these fabrics. Over the past year I’ve GIVEN away a lot of fabric (several boxes worth actually), but these are fabrics I’ve bought and am looking to get a little bit for.

Shopping for wool in Calgary

Wool

Wool blend (65% polyester, 35% wool)

Although with my recent fabric shopping trip in Edmonton I reallllly didn’t need more fabric, I found myself at Fabricland while working on an upcoming project, and found the PERFECT fabric for it, as well as one of the Historical Sew Fortnightly challenges for 2016…. so… yeah, I bought more fabric. ¬†I’m starting to feel a bit bad about it actually.. I have fabric piled up all around me these days… to the point of making it hard to get to my cutting table!

However, even wool blends are hard to find in Calgary it seems, let alone 100% wool, so I figured I’d pick it ¬†up since it was on sale too…

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Fabric Shopping in Edmonton

Fabrics from Edmonton's Fabricland

Fabrics from Edmonton’s Fabricland

I headed up with some friends to Edmonton, Alberta to celebrate Yule in the SCA barony of Borealis (it was an amazing, awesome event, with lots of classes which makes me happy!) and on the way back, I convinced our driver to make a quick stop at Fabricland…

Last time I was up there they had the silk brocade I have bought before, albeit in a colour I’m not 100% thrilled with (sort of a greenish orange-gold) but it was full price… this time it was 40% off, so I bought all they had left – 12 meters (I need 10 for the project I have in mind, so the extra two is bonus for other projects…)

Mind you.. I also got a few other things….

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Fabric (and yarn!) shopping in Finland & Iceland

Fabric from EuroKangas in Finland

Fabric from EuroKangas in Finland

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d be a bit delayed in some of my costume posts, because some Real Life‚ĄĘ¬†had come up – well that Real Life – was some wonderful travel! For much of the month of November I was in Finland and Iceland (again! My second visits to both countries) and that means for nearly a month I wasn’t sewing or writing at all…

But I did shop for fabric!

Finland

My first stop in Finland was in Turku, a beautiful city that I loved during my first visit to Finland on the west coast. I stopped in EuroKangas, the large fabric store chain, which is located at the top floor of a department store. There I bought:

Fabric from EuroKangas in Finland

Fabric from EuroKangas in Finland

Approximately 2 meters¬†of rich dark red pvc – this is going to be an amazing purse/bag I think… This was sold by weight rather than yardage, at the side of the store. (Top row, far right)

5 meters¬†of creamy-silver-grey silk (taffeta weight, no slubs at all – it’s super smooth) – I have this in mind for a Tudor/late-period gown. 100% silk, “Silk Assortment” 19,90 Euro/meter (pretty good) (Top row of the photo, far left)

5 meters¬†of yellowy-green silk (taffeta weight, very few slubs) – this is so not my normal colour, but there was something about it I really liked – perhaps the price! I bought enough for a simple late-period kirtle/dress, though I also think I might try dying it, since it’s a light enough colour that I think it will overdye well. 100% silk, “Sanderson – homecoll” 9,90 Euro/meter (wow!) (Top row of the photo, second from left)

3 meters¬†of olive green silk knit. I bought some of this knit in a grey colourway last time I was in Finland, and although I haven’t actually made it up into anything yet, absolutely love the fabric. I think this will be a loose pullover top. 100% silk, “Moda Jersey” – 27Euro/meter (ouch!) (Top row of the photo, second from right)

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