Welcome! (Yes, We Need Your Help!)
Coronavirus updates for the Fabric Art Shop:
Thanks to many generous donations of time and materials from customers and staff, We are pleased to offer FREE face masks in our store! These FREE masks are available to anyone! No purchase required. Please help us outfit our local at-risk residents and underfunded medical workers. If you represent a medical facility, please contact us about bulk mask requests.
We are in need of financial donations to help keep our volunteers supplied with enough materials. If you would like to help by sewing at home, download a free pattern, and we will distribute all donated masks to the local offices in need. Please drop off your completed masks, or you may join our Sit & Sew group if you would like company while you sew. We are welcoming volunteers on our regularly scheduled days.
Sanitizing and Online Services:
To help our customers and our amazing staff stay safe, we have instituted new policies for our entire team including sanitizing our door handles, card reader, and cash register AFTER EVERY GUEST and providing free pens for all paper signatures. For those customers who wish to stay home, we have been working hard to improve our online ordering options, including free
Elastic: We are working hard to order more elastic for facemasks. We sold out very fast because of the generous hearts of our customers. At the start of the crisis, we anticipated this need and ordered thousands of yards of elastic. Unfortunately, our regular suppliers told us they had to cancel or postpone our orders. We are not waiting for them to resupply. We are reaching out to vendors, middlemen, and even individuals to obtain more elastic as fast as we can. In the meantime, we encourage all of our volunteers to continue making masks with fabric tie straps instead of elastic loops. Please call us or email us for tips or patterns. The lack of elastic should not slow down our charity. We have special non-stretching fabric available for tie straps.
Classes: Most of our classes will continue as scheduled. We maintain a strict class size to ensure everyone has enough space in addition to personalized instruction with the instructor. If we cancel upcoming classes, the instructor will reach out to each student individually and we will reflect the cancelation on the calendar.