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Dec. 12th, 2006 | 09:36 am
posted by: alitsa in austintextiles

Hi there, Litsa here. I'm an artist from Austin, TX. Although my style tends to bounce around a bit with my mood, I generally do fine line drawings that either end up on T-shirts or get mounted to wood. I also custom make shoes. If you have a color scheme and favorite fabric, let me create a perfectly unique pair o' kicks for ya.


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Craft Fling Austin! April 8-9

Mar. 30th, 2006 | 11:15 pm
posted by: shes_so_crafty in austintextiles

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Feb. 2nd, 2006 | 10:10 pm
mood: coldcold
music: Vegan Freak Podcast 1/18/06
posted by: apryl_knight in austintextiles

Hi, all! The info page said to post an introduction, so here 'tis...

My name is April, and I love to create things in general. As far as this community goes, I have been sewing since I was a kid (runs in the family), and I do fashion design as a hobby. I really want to learn to knit (I've had lots of fun with my Nifty Knitter), and I was taught to chrochet once upon a time, but I need more practice at that. I'm also vegan, so I'm always on the lookout for vegan textiles (yarn, fabric, etc.)

I look forward to learning more about my options in the area!

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Quilt Stores

Jan. 28th, 2006 | 02:51 pm
posted by: lemurjoe in austintextiles

in_stitches has asked about quilt stores in the area.

The three I know of in Austin are The Quilt Store up on Anderson Lane; Ginger's Needlearts (which is half quilting, despite it's name)in Capitol City Plaza between I35 and Cameron Road; and Quilting Bee up around Anderson Mill. I've been to all three, they're all good and all are worth visiting since they all have different fabrics and directions they're going in.

There also was a quilt store in San Marcos, but I think it's moved to near Lockheart.

A good way to get to know the stores in the Austin, San Antonio, Hill Country area is to take part in the Bluebonnet Quilt Hop. It's the first weekend in April, although the quilt square portion starts in March. There's also a hop that goes north of Austin, but I don't know the details on it.

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Need a Seamstress?

Jan. 19th, 2006 | 02:49 pm
posted by: boodot in austintextiles

I've been sewing for 20 years, but I'm a far cry from your grandmother. Do you have a pile of mending that you just haven't gotten around to? I can mend your shirts, hem your pants, affix lost buttons or whatever odd sewing assignment you come up with. Just run it by me. My rates are very reasonable. And your job will be done accurately and in a timely manner. E-mail me with what you need me to do. seamstressdot@gmail.com

I also make costumes for theme parties, Halloween or whatever. My icon is a sample of my work, my homemade Halloween costume from 2005.

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Mill Ends

Dec. 19th, 2005 | 11:29 am
posted by: adelajudith in austintextiles

Hello everyone,
Does anyone know of a really good/cheap/nice mill end shop in the austin area? I went to one in Williamsport, PA and it was AWESOME! Lots of lace and trims and stuff. I've been wondering if there was one around here, but haven't been able to find any. So does anyone here know of one?


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Hancock Fabrics Review

Nov. 17th, 2005 | 11:34 pm
posted by: lemurjoe in austintextiles

There are three Hancock Fabric stores in the Austin area. I know they have a national presence, but I don't know if they're a chain or are franchised. The three in town have very different selections of fabrics. All three carry some amount of all the classic types of fabrics for home sewing and they all carry the national specials, but they each have sections aimed at very different target markets. The south one at S. Lamar and Ben White/290 has the largest selection of satins, laces, and the dressy types of fabrics you'd want for weddings or prom dresses. The central one at Airport and N. Lamar carries the most eccentric stuff. It has a large selection of faux furs, especially in weird colors like purple, hot pink, bright teal, etc. It also has the most colors of velvet and velveteen, as well as cut, burned and otherwise decorated velvet. There is also a large selection of pseudo suede, naugahide, and vinyls. It's one of the best places for doing costuming in months other than October. The far north store on 183 specializes in quilting cottons and fabric for office suits and blouses. All the stores have gone into home decorating fabrics rather extensively, but the majority of the fabrics are special order, so the stores haven't really differentiated themselves in that area as far as I can tell.
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Oct. 30th, 2005 | 12:34 pm
posted by: lemurjoe in austintextiles

Hi all!

I really did not mean to create this community and abandon it. < grin >
I've just been really sick most of this month. However, I intend to start posting some of the reviews of shops around town that I've been ruminating on while lying in bed.

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Reasonably Priced Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service

Oct. 19th, 2005 | 08:02 am
mood: hopefulhopeful
posted by: lovemonster in austintextiles

I know this has been asked before; however, I wasn't able to find anything in memories

What I am looking for is a reasonably priced Dry Cleaning/Laundry service that will press already laundered shirts (I hate ironing). I would prefer this place be somewhere along the MoPac corridore between 183 and Ben White.

Suggestions? Thank you!


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12 members

Sep. 30th, 2005 | 09:25 pm
posted by: lemurjoe in austintextiles

woo hoo! We have 12 members in little over 24 hours. Yea! And 6 of them have posted intros already. We're starting off strong.

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