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Creativ Festival – Fall 2014

2014 November 20

Some of you will remember that I went to Creativ Festival a long, long almost 4 weeks ago now! As usual, it was a great time to get some new fabric and visit with my favorite online shops that are based in the Toronto area. A lot of them have been featured in interviews here, so I know the owners and am always happy to get to talk to them in person.

Of course, I also stashed some lovely items that I’ve been waiting to photograph and wash up – crazy that they’ve been sitting here for that long! This time I promised myself I would try and stash lightly – and, while I think I actually accomplished this (YAY!), I also splurged a bit on some gorgeous Liberty fabric and Kaffe Fasset Shot Cotton (above) from Hyggeligt Fabrics. Now all I need is the perfect project to use them in. And you can bet that I’m going to make a muslin for that one!

Along with a Bonnie and Camille Scrumptious mini charm pack, I went on a bit of an Aneela Hoey kick. I got a tiny Posy pack (at Hamels) to and “a walk in the woods” yardage at the Lens Mill booth. Denyse Schmidt provided a lovely blue to match (found at Sew Sisters) and I’m all set up for something else new.

My youngest picked out two fat quarters from Fabric Spot while she was waiting for Karen and I to finish our conversation! She came with me on Saturday for a few hours to give out my postcards and was a huge help. The seasonally appropriate snowmen are for herself. The amazing Hapi Cotton by Amy Bulter is for her sister – because she said it looks like Minecraft, my oldest’s favorite game at the moment. I’m not sure about Minecraft – but it looks amazing!

Along the way I got to chat with a few new people, including Berene from Happy Sew Lucky - who just moved to Toronto, the amazing Samarra Khaja, Shannon from the Bryer Patch and Gillian – who lives quite close and might come sew at my place sometime soon! I also took a few photos of the shop booths I’ve worked with in the past, so you can feel like you visited too.

Country ClotheslineSylvia wins prettiest booth of the show. Truly gorgeous! She’s got fresh florals and an amazing amount of dots – so if you need some, this is the place to go.

 Fabric Spark: Daryl’s shop was full of goodness again this year – including LOTS of Cotton + Steel Basics! Soon to be released Thread Riding Hood patterns and (knitters rejoice!) Wool and the Gang products. Check out the WATG Instagram feed – warm and cozy!

Fabric Spot: SOoooooo much fabric! Karen’s Facebook feed says she brought over 500 bolts. Just amazing. Seriously… she’s got everything! And she’s got voile and organic knits – perfect for apparel!

Fridays Off Fabric Shop: Alanna’s varied selection is so much fun to look through! Echino, Tula, Ann Kelle and lots of British inspiration.

Warp & Weft: This year Esmari included handmade along with her fabric! Lysa Flower‘s lovely calendars + Merchant & Mills products = Love! Throw in a few TRH Warp & Weft Sewing Society tutorials and you’ve got an amazing selection.

Reader Feedback: Were you able to get out to Creativ Festival this fall? If not, what are your favorite fabric and crafting events?

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  1. Ann ( no e ) permalink
    November 20, 2014

    Sherri, a fabulous post! Thanks so much for sharing the fabric photos. Loved seeing your creations for sale ;) I will get to the next Creativ Festival or die trying ;) enjoy the weekend.

  2. Gillian permalink
    November 24, 2014

    I had a great time at Creativ Festival and am so happy to have met you! Really looking forward to a Sewcial!

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