Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lightweight Ponte Knit

We have some new lovely new Ponte knits! All the body and drape you love about Ponte, in a lighter weight!


Like all of our newest Ponte, these are a rayon-rich blend, with less poly and less pilling!



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: A 1560's Dres

Hi, Elizabeth here, and this Treadlette Tuesday I thought I'd share one of my own recent projects!


I made this c. 1560s style kirtle from wool using a pattern from the wonderful book The Tudor Tailor. Historically it would have been sewn all by hand but I used a combination of hand and machine sewing. The sleeves are also wool, and the shift and cap are made of handkerchief linen.

I wore this to a costume convention and I'll also be wearing it to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Classes In Depth: Custom Trims And Buttons

If you've ever had trouble finding the perfect finishing touch for a project, Custom Trims And Buttons class at Treadle is for you!

Perfect, crisp pleats are simple (when you know the secrets!).



Make full, gathered ruffles out of any fabric you like!


Create soft flowers out of fabric or ribbon!


Learn the easiest ways to make coordinating buttons. Or try a fun contrast!


Or a delicate, lacy, thread worked button!


And so much more! Use bias cut fabric strips to make your own ribbons, bands, and piping! Twist threads and cords to make a custom blend! Combine multiple trims and stitches for a totally unique result!

Learn to apply your custom trims to bridal and special occasion sewing, casual garments, or home decor, whatever you love to sew!

This class is Wednesday, Sept 27 and Oct 4, 6:30 - 9:30.
Class fee: $55
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

To sign up, call us at (651)698-9690. See our complete class schedule here.

Liberty For Autumn

Our new Liberty Tana Lawn prints are in darker shades perfect for Autumn!




Saturday, September 16, 2017

Wool Gathering

New Indian imports from Wool Gathering Company are starting to arrive at Treadle! Soft, handloomed cotton and silk yardage, plus an array of lovely scarves!





The lovely Roberta was good enough to model one of these gorgeous scarves for us!



Please note the charming care instructions. Call your mother.


We are so thrilled to be carrying the wonderful products from this great company! Come in and take a look, and keep looking for more in the future!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Colorful Denim

We have some great new colorful denim fabrics in the store!





Thursday, September 14, 2017

Extra Wide Prints

These new cotton prints are 108" wide! Perfect for quilt backs, duvet covers, extra-long curtains, or sheets!