If you've stopped by EWE lately, you've probably noticed the quickly multiplying bolts of fabric taking over all the nooks and crannies in the back of the shop. While this fabric stash will continue growing, you needn't worry that it will overtake the yarn, because the fabric will soon be moving with our expansion next door — which will double our current space!
Here's what you can look forward to with this expansion:
- Garment fabrics in natural fibers...
Linen and linen blends; cotton lawns, double gauze and canvas; rayons; french terry and other knit fabrics; silk noil
- ...from sought-after textile designers
Nani Iro, Cotton & Steel, Telio, Pickering International, Robert Kaufman
- Indie patterns
Sew Liberated, 100 Acts of Sewing, Grainline Studio, True Bias, Sew House Seven
- Sewing tools, notions, and thread
- A fully equipped sewing studio with machines, cutting tables, and specialty tools — for classes and customer use with hourly rentals
- Classes and workshops for beginning to advanced sewists
- A dedicated "Makers Lounge" with coffee, tea, and snacks
As always, we at EWE are committed to building a community of makers. Through this expansion, we hope to help grow our sewing community — in Charlottesville and beyond — by providing the space, materials, and inspiration for anyone and everyone on a journey to make the handmade wardrobe of their dreams.
To our loyal knitting community: this expansion is good news for you too! With an expanded Makers Lounge and extra storage in the space next door, we plan to rededicate the back of our current shop to feature more yarn displays and a fully equipped natural dye studio. And if you want to learn to sew — because we believe knitting and sewing go together just about as perfectly as peanut butter and jelly — we can't wait to help you get started!
We're aiming to open the new space (with a fiber-fabulous launch party) in early 2019. In the meantime, we've already stocked some of our personal favorite go-to indie sewing patterns, and we'd love to help you pick fabric from the bolts multiplying in the back of the shop!