Friday, May 26, 2006

ask crafty new Qs

Help these kids out by commenting on this post or dropping me a line. Thank yas.

x"Where can I buy oilcloth in Toronto?" - Terri

x"I'm trying to find classes to take in the art of fabric dying and painting, especially on velvet, silk and chiffon. Toronto or Mississauga location." - sam

x"I'll be visiting Toronto the week after this. Can anyone recommend the best fabric stores to visit?" - magpie & cake

5 Comments:

Blogger Saira said...

Ello

Just read the newsletter and thought I'd point out a few sites which could help you set up the calender.

Upcoming.org Most Toronto based sites use this e.g. BlogTO and Toronotist. They display all events within a city, however you can create a personalized list like I did http://upcoming.org/user/33672/ and then display it on your website with some really simple code they provide (http://sairaq.org on the right hand side for sample)

You could also consider using Google Calendar. I've tested it out and seems quite user friendly.

Good Luck!

3:45 PM  
Blogger ShanghaiCowgirl said...

Oilcloth! I do know that they sell oilcloth products direct from Mexico at Clandestino (249 Crawford - across from Trinity Bellwoods). I had asked about buying yards of the materials from them for a wedding last summer and they said it was possible.

Also, you might want to try Italian/Greek/Portuguese neighbourhooods in Toronto and look for old school Mom & Pop hardware stores. They usually carry a small selection of patterns that you can purchase by the yard.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous angelune said...

one of my fave stores for fabric is Eurofab on the north side of Queen W, just west of Spadina. They have all the stuff that MacFab has, but it's cheaper! there's tons of other stores in the same area that have good deals. There are also a few stores on the west side of Spadina, just south of College that seem to be having a liquidation sale for the last year. I got super good discounts there, but I can never remember the actual store's name.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

G&S Dyes in Toronto offers silk painting and fabric dying.

http://www.gsdye.com/Canada/workshops.html

5:28 PM  
Anonymous crafty like a fox said...

While there are rolls of oil cloth in photoprint ice cream, grapes and cheese or wine all over portugal village and in honest eds, if you go to Winkel (1107 queen east) they only order the awesome vintage-y florals and patterns that gramma had on the picnic table in those 1957 silent home videos. They have giant rolls of it!

11:21 AM  

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