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L’Oiseau – Canadian Online Fabric Store {+ a giveaway}

2014 December 17

We’ve got a treat for you today – the 11th post in the Canadian Online Fabric Store series. I’m interviewing L’Oiseau – an Alberta-based shop with international shipping (and they are giving away fabric to one lucky winner!). I’ve known about L’Oiseau for a while now, but I did not know about their amazing collection of apparel fabrics!

(Before we get too far – L’Oiseau asked me to mention that they are having a HUGE Winter Clearance sale right now. Click over to take advantage of some amazing prices! – Ends Dec 21, 2014)

Here is a run-down of just some types of fabric they offer: Cotton Poplin, Jersey Knit, Sweatshirt, Denim, Corduroy, Organics (Hemp, Bamboo), Velour & French Terry. Not to forget the ribbon, iron on transfers, labels and patterns. They also have a Knitting Shoppe – in case you knit or crochet. How’s that for an introduction?

I happen to know about a little something that is under our Christmas tree (ahem*cough*hint*serger!*cough) so I was especially excited about owner Michelle’s collection of knit fabrics. I’m hoping to make good use of my stash and then start ordering from her!

I’ve included a few favorite fabrics here – but you have to know that I have spent more time browsing this shop than I have for any other interview post to date. There is just so much goodness! Every page on her site has something I’d like to sew with and there is a great variety, lots of solids and some stripes too.

Here’s a little bit more about L’Oiseau via a little bio Michelle wrote up for me:

We started our shop April, 2013 and as a result of my endless search for great fabric.  We focused on Euro fabrics and products because I had been personally so inspired by their fun, playful attitude toward sewing.  And their quality, colour saturation, and functionality is unparalleled.  We wanted to offer these great fabrics to Canadians and beyond!  

Thread Riding Hood: Why did you decide to start L’Oiseau Fabrics?

Michelle: I wanted the Euro fabrics for myself!  I loved their quality and the certifications that came along with them and I spend so much of my time and resources scoping out the fabrics that one day my husband implied maybe I should just open a store.  He may have been joking but I thought, “What a great idea!” And here we are.

Thread Riding Hood: What is your favorite type of sewing project?

Michelle: Kids clothing; hands down.  Colour, texture, applique, ribbons; you can do it all and really your only limitation is your imagination.  And they love it…what’s more rewarding than that?

Thread Riding Hood: What is something coming up in the near future that you are especially excited about?

Michelle: We are simplifying and I am excited about that.  We are going to focus on more of the great quality, basic apparel fabrics because they always work and are a sort of launching pad for amazing things.

Thanks Michelle! I love what she says about sewing clothing for kids. It’s so true!

Michelle has generously given us a “Choose Your Own Adventure” giveaway today! One very fortunate winner will get to choose 1 metre of any fabric from the L’Oiseau Fabric Shoppe! 

This giveaway is open to everyone, internationally from today until midnight on Tuesday evening, December 23, 2014. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter – and if you don’t have Facebook to sign in with, just use your name and email address. There’s a “click to enter” no social media login entry too!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure and Privacy Policy: Please note, this is a sponsored post. I asked L’Oiseau to be a part of this series, and as a result they have decided to become a sponsor of Thread Riding Hood, making this a #sponsoredpost.  I will never recommend or highlight a shop that I do not love, and my opinions will and have always been my own. Thanks for reading!

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  1. December 17, 2014

    All the fun prints at louseau make me want to empty my wallet! But if I won; Id choose a meter of that dark gray Stenzo jersey knit. I’d be able to get some really quality garments out of it…I think I’d be selfish and make myself a cute top or dress!

  2. mom permalink
    December 17, 2014

    Oooo. Love all the beautiful colors. looks SO fun to work with!

  3. Dayna Johnson permalink
    December 17, 2014

    I love the Bellissima Fiori Bird beige!!!

  4. Stacey permalink
    December 17, 2014

    Love the purple hedgehog fabric!

  5. Cecilia permalink
    December 17, 2014

    I liked Everyday Party. Thanks!

  6. jonquil permalink
    December 17, 2014

    The Rose: Cotton Poplin, Stenzo is my fave.

  7. Gill permalink
    December 17, 2014

    So hard to choose – maybe Ele Train in Grass??

  8. Delaine permalink
    December 17, 2014

    They have a fantastic selection! My favorite is Bellissimi Fiori, Bird Beige. Thanks!

  9. Sarah J. permalink
    December 17, 2014

    There are waaaay too many I love- Stenzo buses, Gnomemobile, pink flamingo, and more dots that I know what to do with!! Love browsing this shop- such amazing selection! Thanks!

  10. December 17, 2014

    I’ve been wanting to try making a pair of comfy pants for a while now, and I think the Retro Stenzo jersey knit would be perfect for those.

  11. Rose Lefler permalink
    December 17, 2014

    Smokin Hot in cotton poplin if I had to choose only one but there are so many gorgeous fabrics.

  12. Linda Brown permalink
    December 17, 2014

    Loving the Star Bright Turquoise & Yellow…..

  13. Quilting Tangent permalink
    December 17, 2014

    My favorite is Panda Love: Jersey Knit, Stenzo.

  14. December 17, 2014

    Flutterbye in Pink! So sweet! Both me and my little girl would love it! And hooray for local – I’m in Calgary too!

  15. December 17, 2014

    I love the linens fabrics that they carry!

  16. Laura E. permalink
    December 17, 2014

    Great collection of knits! My fave is Bus it! Stenzo jerset knit.

  17. December 17, 2014

    I like the prints, but I’m a real sucker for the bamboo and french terry choices! Lovely fabric.

  18. December 17, 2014

    beautiful fabrics!! Hope I win!

  19. Céline Richard permalink
    December 17, 2014

    Here is my favorite: red hearts jersey knit

  20. Wendy permalink
    December 17, 2014

    Love Whoopsy Daisy, wicky blue.
    Thanks for the chance.

  21. amy permalink
    December 17, 2014

    Autumn Owls is very cute! Would be nice for a little one!

  22. Kathy E. permalink
    December 17, 2014

    My (current) favorite fabric is Whoopsy Daisy, Fresh Red: Cotton Quilting Poplin….it reminds me of warmer, brighter days!

  23. auschick permalink
    December 17, 2014

    I love the crocs terry!

  24. Dawn Jones permalink
    December 17, 2014

    I really like the Beetles: Cotton Poplin, Stenzo. Have a great day!

  25. Judy permalink
    December 17, 2014

    I love the Farm – Cotton Poplin. I saw a great embroidery done with fabric like this on Pinterest. The black and white outline were embroidered with stranded cotton. Really stunning.

  26. Peggy Gibbs permalink
    December 17, 2014

    I really like Autumn Owls.

  27. Michele Timms permalink
    December 17, 2014

    Great selection and variety of fabrics!! I saw some Euro quilting fabric that i thought was so pretty!! Sure is nice to find another Canadian online quilting store!!! Thanks for the chance!!

  28. Vicki h permalink
    December 17, 2014

    I like the Bellissimi Fiori, Butterfly Beige.

  29. December 17, 2014

    If yuu have to make me choose then it would be Gnomemobile.. thanks for the prize offer!

  30. WendyMD permalink
    December 17, 2014

    Soo many lovely choices, the first one that my eye landed on was Bellissimi Fiori Birds in Blue :)

  31. Linda Webster permalink
    December 18, 2014

    My favourite is Wicky Pikes Candy. It was hard to choose – all the fabrics are so beautiful!

  32. Kay permalink
    December 18, 2014

    Vintage Ferdinand in blue, such cute cars. x

  33. Valerie Boudier permalink
    December 18, 2014

    Love the Seagrass jersey knit

  34. Lee permalink
    December 18, 2014

    I love the toadstools in white!

  35. Cathy permalink
    December 18, 2014

    Love the Rocky Mountains! thanks for the chance..

  36. Debbie Rogowski permalink
    December 18, 2014

    I love the fun fabric

  37. Molly permalink
    December 18, 2014

    I would love to win some amazing fabric from this store. So lovely.

  38. angela permalink
    December 18, 2014

    I’ve been to their store and fell in love with the bamboo knits.

  39. Sonja McLane permalink
    December 18, 2014

    Absolutely love the butterfly denim!!!!!!

  40. BrendaM permalink
    December 18, 2014

    Love their selection of fabric – I already placed my first order

  41. December 18, 2014

    I’m checking out their Winter Sales and just love the Chouettes, Taupe: Cotton Poplin, would be perfect for a laundry bag.

  42. Allison CB permalink
    December 18, 2014

    Love their fabrics!!!

  43. Janie permalink
    December 18, 2014

    I would choose Rocky Mountains, very whimsical!

  44. Diane H permalink
    December 18, 2014

    I love the Flower Rows: Cotton Poplin. What a fab shop. Thanks for the intro.

  45. Sunnybec permalink
    December 18, 2014

    I love Bellissimi Fiori Bird in beige (and in the other colours too!) Thank you for the giveaway.

  46. Jennie C. permalink
    December 18, 2014

    The Everyday Party: Organic Interlock Knit is pretty darn cute.

  47. Emily C permalink
    December 18, 2014

    I love Bellissimi Fiori on white.

  48. Diane B permalink
    December 18, 2014

    Sea grass in blue Jersey Knit. I’d love an infinity scarf with it

  49. Jennifer H permalink
    December 19, 2014

    There are way too many fabrics to pick just one favourite!

  50. darlene macdonald permalink
    December 19, 2014

    I adore the Sea Grass, blue: Jersey Knit Stenzo so gorgeous :)

  51. December 20, 2014

    There are many, many great ones, but I adore this, Gnomobile, Beige: Jersey Knit, Stenzo! Thanks for the chance!

  52. Ram permalink
    December 20, 2014

    i would love to win the fabric.

  53. Jess permalink
    December 21, 2014

    The large autumn corduroy print.

  54. December 21, 2014

    What gorgeous fabrics. I love the Bellissimi Fiori, Bird Pink: Cotton Quilting Poplin.

  55. Piroska permalink
    December 21, 2014

    My favourite is the Forest Fox: Cotton Poplin. Too stinkin’ cute!!

  56. Tammy permalink
    December 22, 2014

    I would love to win a solid coloured knit fabric.

  57. Jeannie permalink
    December 23, 2014

    Love the little red fabric – so cute!

  58. Jeannie permalink
    December 23, 2014

    Love the red riding fabric … thank you for the chance to win!

  59. November 5, 2016

    I just went over to L’Oiseau and found some absolutely gorgeous knits and her shipping was only $10! Horray for Canadian online fabric sellers! I bought some gorgeous plum organic knit that I can’t wait to make into an outfit :)

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