Hi,

Linda Lee will be here May 3rd and 4th to teach her Pants Workshop.  The
cost is $250 per student with a $150 non-refundable deposit due by April 20th.
We can take twelve students and four slots have already been filled.

The Albuquerque Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is calling for sewers
interested in taking on a new community service project -- "Sewing for the First
Day of School!"  The aim is to make an outfit for the homeless first graders of 
an elementary school.  Please contact Jane Case at janecasey@juno.com if you 
would like to participate.
 
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NEW ARRIVALS!!!!
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These are just a few of our recent arrivals....

*  Rayon challis prints.  Bright, bold and kinda funky.

*  Bamboo knits.  66" wide in purple, red and mint green.  Only $15.25/yd.

*  Another bolt of the Alexander Henry Mayan Contigo print in tattoo blue.

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                             CLASSES
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March 23rd: "Taming Knit Terrors" with Leslie Ashcraft, 10:00am - 12:00pm, $30
        Afraid to buy those gorgeous knits out there because of past disasters?
        Unsure of how to match a knit fabric to the right pattern? This is the
        short class on sewing with knits for you!
		http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/knit_terrors.html

March 23rd: "Tricks of the Trade" with Leslie Ashcraft, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, $45
        This class will introduce and demonstrate a variety of construction 
        techniques that will result in professional looking garments, as well as 
        make your sewing projects easier to manage.
               http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/tips_and_tricks.html

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April 13rd: "Ribbon Embroidery Class", 10:00am - 12:00pm, $25.

Learn to use silk ribbon to embroider the simple beauty of a dimensional garden. 
The good news is that you can learn it easily even if you can't sew a stitch! 
Perfection plays no part in creating the flowers, leaves and vines in your garden. 
With this class you will learn the five basic stitches used in all embroidery which 
will enable you to create endless designs. You can embellish any item in your 
wardrobe, such as jeans, collars on blouses, blazers and purses. It is also lovely 
on children's clothing as well as household items such as pillows, towels and don't 
forget quilts.
         http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/ribbon_embroidery.html

The class fee includes the 4mm silk embroidery ribbon and practice fabric as well as 
detailed instructions.

Supplies needed for this class:

    A sharp pair of scissors (preferably small – but not necessary)
    5" embroidery plastic or wooden hoop
    Size 22 chenille needle
    Disappearing ink pen (optional)

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Saturday, April 20th, 9:30-12:30.  "Fitting Solutions" 

http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/Fitting_Solutions.html

3-hour session by Leslie Ashcraft cost - $45 class size limited to 6


Are you tired of buying pattern after pattern, searching for "the one" that actually 
fits?  Or, have you stopped sewing for yourself entirely because your garments gap 
open at the center front or hang like muumuus?  This fitting class has been created 
exclusively to help women identify what has changed about their maturing female 
forms and how those changes are reflected in the fit of their garments.  (For this 
session, we will concentrate mainly on the female form from the waist up.)  After 
this class, you will know what has been causing your fitting disasters and what 
pattern alterations are necessary to prevent any more.

Supply list:

Sewing machine, thread, pins, scissors and cloth tape measure.

4 yards of 45" or 60" white muslin fabric, an indelible sharpie marker, a quilter’s 
straightedge and a jacket pattern of your choice.  (Be realistic about your size; 
alterations are easier if you're somewhat close.  Keep in mind that for purposes of 
creating a well-fitting, structured jacket, darting and princess lines are your 
friends!)

NOTE:  If you plan to take the next "Jackets" class, please use Butterick 5687:
        http://butterick.mccall.com/b5687-products-14759.php?page_id=147

With the help of the teacher, you will recognize your figure challenges, alter your 
jacket pattern accordingly and begin preparing a jacket muslin.  

A $25 deposit is required to hold your place.
Please contact Leslie at 505-281-5993 to sign up.

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Carry Wilcox is available for private and semi-private lessons.  Want to learn to 
sew but don't know where to start?  Know the basics but want to take it to the 
next level?  Contact her at carryw@gmail.com to setup a time. $15/hour.

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If you would like to be on the list of available seamstresses and tailors
for hire on our website, please send contact information to 
liz@nobhillfabrics.com with a brief (one-sentence) description of what you 
provide.
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Liz Frank -- Owner
Nob Hill Fabrics
3810 Central SE Ste. B
Albuquerque NM  87108

505.266.0674
liz@nobhillfabrics.com

Open 10am-6pm Tuesday through Friday and 9am-6pm Saturday.
Closed Sunday and Monday.

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