Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Ardus Recommends Textile Exhibits!

This week, Ardus is sharing some local textile events she's hoping to attend!

"If you're searching for some unusual textile and/or garment exhibits in the Twin Cities, I've recently discovered two very accessible and fun exhibits. I'm always searching for something different, and I found it at the American Swedish Institute, conveniently located in the heart of Minneapolis. 

"Recently reviewed in the Star Tribune, it was described as 'old-meets-new' concept for the garments on display. The exhibit is entitled, 'The Weather Diaries'. ASI is located at 2600 Park Ave S.

"Another is an Ikat textile exhibit, a bit more traditional, can be found in the Goldstein Museum at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus in McNeal Hall. I've always appreciated exhibits at this museum, and you won't be disappointed.


"Ikat patterns are both intricate and bold, and those on display are from locations such as Central Asia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Japan and the South American Andes will be on exhibit. Central Asian Ikat patterns date back to the days of Genghis Khan. Curious? I am. Located at: 364 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul."

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Springtime Is For Bunnies

It's officially spring here, and what better signifies spring than adorable bunny rabbits?


We have loads of cotton prints with bunnies, both cute and classy. Take a look!







Friday, March 10, 2017

Digital Knit Prints

If you loved the digital linen prints we shared last week, take a look at these digital knit prints!


Large-scale, incredibly detailed prints adorn these drapey jersey knit fabrics. What's not to love?



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: A Spring Jacket

Today's Treadlette project comes from Sue. She used bright red, one of her favorite colors, to make this charcoal grey knit pop.


Red accents are created by the jersey binding, buttons, and pocket lining.


The pattern is Vogue 9244 by Marcy Tilton, a cute knit jacket with a hood and a subtle high-low hem.


Find your perfect spring jacket today! Stop by Treadle and get inspired.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Digital Linen Prints

We have a bunch of brand new printed linens with a unique feature: they're digital!


Digital printing enables manufacturers to create complex, large-scale prints with exquisite detail. 







Take a look at the sweet detail on this bamboo and bird print.



Stop by and see these gorgeous digital linen prints for yourself!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spring Pattern Books!

Spring Pattern Books are in at Treadle! Plan ahead and start your spring wardrobe now!


Remember, we've got everyday discounted prices on most major pattern brands: ALL Vogue patterns are just $12, Kwik Sew patterns are $10, and  Butterick and McCall's are only $7.50!

We also carry plenty of small designer patterns! Petite Plus, Colette, Decades of Style, and Sewing Workshop are just a few!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Embroidered Chambray Skirt

Hi Treadle fans, Elizabeth here, sharing my pick of the week!

When I saw this embroidered denim at the store, I was instantly in love! I knew I wanted a quick, easy garment. A skirt would be perfect!


I used McCall's 7439 (view D). To avoid cutting too much embroidery, I placed the center back seam on a fold instead, then moved the zipper to the left side seam. 2 1/4" yards allowed me to place the pieces cross-grain along the border with no margin!


I didn't make the included belt; instead I made a sash from coordinating shot cotton from my home stash.


This skirt is currently on display at the store if you need a closer look!