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Fabric, sewing room donations wanted; runway challenge coming up

Apr 4th, 2016 | Category: Crafts

The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development want your donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, yarn, needlework items and related books and magazines for our 6th Annual Fabric Sale on Saturday June 18.  The proceeds from this sale support a scholarship of $1,500 to a student in the Apparel Design and Development at Seattle Central College, Camp Stitch-a-Lot (for youth) and other community sewing programs. If you have items to donate, contact Arlene at (425) 743-0118 or Julie at (425) 835-0391.

In other news, Ragfinery, the non-profit textile organization, is gearing up for a Spring runway “challenge” and seeks textile artists to participate. The Fancy Pants Runway Challenge tasks participants with transforming one pair of tuxedo pants and one cocktail dress into a single creative wearable item. A $20 registration fee includes one pair of tux pants and one cocktail dress. The Runway Show and judging contest will be held at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom on Friday, May 20, where participants will model their creations. Anyone interested in signing up can do so in person at Ragfinery (1421 N. Forest Street, Bellingham) or visit Deadline for submission of completed works is Friday, May 13.

Bellingham’s Fabric-Etc. owner Carol Stewart has announced she is retiring after nearly 19 years in business selling fabric and sewing materials. The “No Foolin’ I’m Retiring Sale” will be held April 1. The store, located at 1663 Birchwood Ave., will close some time in May.


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