New Fabric!

This is Downton Abbey The Egyptian Collection by Kathy Hall and Andover Fabrics. Amazing!

Why an Egyptian collection for Downton? Egypt became more interesting to the British during the 1920s, due in part to the discovery of King Tut’s Tomb in 1922 

Here's more details on that, thanks to one of our customers - Downton Abbey is filmed at Highclere Castle, home of Lord and Lady Canarvon - Granddad discovered Tuts tomb with Howard Carter.

These fabrics has marvelous names for their designs. There are (left to right) Mummification, Hieroglyphics (white), Temples, Nile Flows, Papyrus (light teal), Ancient Tombs and Pharaoh. The colors remind us of jewels as well as the Nile River and its lush banks.

We have a new class!

This sample in the shop is Hexie Kisses, made by Kay who is going to teach this pattern for a class in April.

This is a new class from a pattern by Jen Kingwell, an Australian designer who does really interesting patterns. This one uses the popular hexagons.

Kay will do an FYI class on Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m., followed by the sewing class the next Wednesday, April 15, 1-4 p.m. The class fee is $15 and the pattern is required.

This pattern has so many possibilities. And you all know what a great teacher Kay is. Sign up soon! Stop by or give the shop a call - 217-498-6771.