SEW * CRAFT * DESIGN * INSPIRE * LEARN
Two weeks ago, I stopped in my favorite fabric shop, Fulton Fabrics, just to browse their fabrics. The store was super crowded, but I was killing time and as I browsed, I lucked up on a few pieces of fabric and waited my turn for cutting. Of course, decided to squeeze past the other customers to get to the back of the store and see what else they had.
One woman was guarding a black bolt of fabric for dear life and of course, my interest is on high alert. She told the second cutter to give her 6 cuts in 2 yd increments and I cut in (pun intended) and asked if that was knit. She said yes, but abruptly turned back to the cutter. My response... alllllrighty then, and as the first cutter was approaching me I asked him what kind of fabric is that, pointing to the back, we walk back together and he told me it was neoprene.
As I schlepped the fabric to the cash register I was smitten with the butter smooth texture yet spongy feel and the recovery as I pinched & pulled the fabric between my fingers. When I got to the cash register, I asked the owner if…Continue