When I went to the Road to California back in January I was clutching my list of MUST HAVES…and at the top of the list was BEIGE Daiwabo Japanese fabrics. The year before I had concentrated on brown Daiwabo fabric for the background to my Heart to Hand Autumn Quilt. Now I wanted the background fabric for the Heart to Hand Garden/ Heart to Home Quilt. I managed to pick up what I needed here and there…but it wasn’t an easy feat as no one had a great selection except for Pioneer Quilts in Portland, OR.
Imagine my surprise when I went to this BOOTH at the Victoria Guild’s Quilt Show… It was called ‘A Threaded Needle’ and they are from Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. YES, they have got an On-Line Shop…that sells EVERYTHING…and at USA Prices! (dare I say it…even a little cheaper!!)
Yup, you guessed it…they specialize in Japanese fabric…Japanese Books….
Sashiko stitching..(big stitch sewing)
All the paraphernalia to whip up the cutest handbags….
See..aren’t they cute!
And isn’t this one perfect for a teacher…and easy to make too!!
Lots of little Japanese ‘Do-Dads’…
Lovely buttons and threads…and needles…
AND DAIWABO FABRIC!! I tell you, I almost had a coronary right there and then!! I travel all the way to the Road to California…looking for Daiwabo and here it is right here at home!! AND for 25cents CHEAPER per Fat Quarter!! AND JUST LOOK at the selection!! A better selection than at Pinwheels( major USA distributor for Daiwabo Fabric) or at the Heart to Hand Booth at Road!!
Let me give you a close up so that you can appreciate the TEXTURE of Daiwabo fabric…nice..eh?
I’m sure that when the lid went on, there was lots of reminiscing about their homeland and the adventures that they had had crossing that big, old ocean…!! Come on…humour me….
You can have an adventure too…just go to The Threaded Needles online shop and have a look around!! It’s wonderful…and it’s Canadian!! Got to like that…eh!!
Have a Magical Monday and Happy Quilting!~P