We have two fiber art events coming in March to coincide with the 12th annual 
"Women & Creativity", a month-long series that celebrates women's creativity 
across the disciplines.

"Living Artifact Project 2017"
A "Living Artifact" is artwork created in response to a question, prompt or
person.  It is housed in a container that may be easily moved to various locations.
Any forms of art may be included and each piece is a journey that brings the
designer through layers of contemplation and invites the viewer on that journey.
Seventeen of these artifacts are traveling around the Albuquerque area during
the month and we will have one on display here at Nob Hill Fabrics, March 10th and 
11th.  On Wednesday, March 29th, all artists and workshop participants come together 
for a collective reception, 6pm-8pm, at Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Blvd SE.


"Apronista Collective: Exhibition Discussion"

The Apronista Collective shares artfully-made and mixed-media aprons which were 
carried banner style at the Women's March on the Civic Plaza in Albuquerque on 
January 21, 2017. The Albuquerque-based Apronista Collective has been using aprons 
as their canvas to speak-out on women’s issues and social justice for several years 
including installations in the past at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and 
various locations in downtown Albuquerque. Join the artists for a discussion
about their work and influences, Thursday, March 16th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the 
New Mexico Humanities Council, 4115 Silver Ave SE.  The exhibition space is
open Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm and the show runs through April 21.  Call
505-633-7370 for more information.

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DEMOS, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS!
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"Decorator Pillow Demo"  -- FREE!
Saturday, March 11th  10:30 - 11:30
Pillows are a great way to add color and warmth to any room.  Choose from a
variety of fabrics for different looks.  Learn to make and sew-in piping, 
install a zipper and round a corner.  We have a great selection of designer
upholstery sample pieces that are perfect for this project and only $4 each!
No reservation required and no pattern needed.
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"Sew-In"
Saturday, March 11th  12:00 - 3:00
Struggling with a project?  Missed a workshop?  Just want to socialize while you
sew?  Joan will host an afternoon sew-in on Saturday, March 11th, from noon to 3:00pm.
$35, Limit 4.
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"Ice Dyeing Demo"  -- FREE!
Saturday, March 18th, 10:30 - 11:30
See how fun and easy it is to make amazing, one-of-a-kind fabrics, garments and scarves.  
We have all the ingredients you need to get started - dye, soda ash, dyeable cottons, 
rayons and silks.  
No reservation required.
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"Aurora Crop Top  
Saturday, March 18. 1:00 - 4:00
Aurora crop top or dress. Make it short and have the perfect layering piece for warm 
spring days.  Consider a natural fiber like cotton, rayon, or bamboo with Lycra.  The
new knits at the store are so yummy!

Youngsters can make the Aurora, more grown up ladies will find the Brazie in bigger sizes.
Download your pattern and trace off your size before class.  Please prewash all fabrics 
for class.

Find the pattern here:  
       http://stitchuponatime.com/product/aurora-crop-top-dress/
Or here:
       http://stitchuponatime.com/product/brazi-ladies-bra-and-dress-sewing-pattern/

$35 plus pattern/materials 
Contact Joan at 263-5810 or Joan.In.Stitches@gmail.com to reserve your spot!
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"Dyeing to Sew"
Monday, March 20th  10:00 - 1:00
Bring in your hand dyed fabric to transform into fun leggings,  a pillow case, 
tote bag, skirt or you-name-it.  Joan will help design and cut to make the most of 
your dyeing project.  Need dyeing ideas, fabric and supplies?  Come to our free ice 
dyeing demo on the 18th, 10:30-11:30 to get started.
$35

Contact Joan at 505-263-5810 or Joan.in.stitches@gmail.com to reserve your spot in this 
class.
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"Leggings Class"
Saturday, March 25th  10:00 - 12:30
Step-by-step with Joan, make a comfy pair of leggings that look great!
Bring your own pattern or trace the one provided.  Most adults need one and
a third yards of 60" wide super stretchy (4 way) knit with lycra/spandex.
Also needed are thread, 1 inch wide or wider elastic for waistband and 
ball point sewing machine needle.
$25

Contact Joan at 505-263-5810 or Joan.in.stitches@gmail.com to reserve your spot in
this class.
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"Knit Top Workshop"
Saturday, April 8th and 22nd  10:00 - 12:30
$25 per session

This is a must-have everyday jersey top with style!  Featuring an asymmetrical hemline, 
round neck and short sleeve, a staple piece for any wardrobe.  Great for beginners.
Learn tricks and tips on sewing with knits.  One and a half to one and three-quarters
yards of jersey fabric required.  You will also need thread, ball point sewing machine
needle and (optional) contrast trim.  Please pre-wash your fabric before class.

The pattern can be downloaded from Etsy or ordered from Amazon.  

http://www.stylearc.com.au/stylearc/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=8&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=927&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=45

Contact Joan at 505-263-5810 or Joan.in.stitches@gmail.com to reserve your spot in
this workshop.
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Want to take one of the classes above but can't make it?  Got an idea for a class
or workshop?  Send your contact info to Joan and she'll contact you when it's scheduled.

NEW ARRIVALS
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These are just a few of our recent arrivals....

*  Royal blue silk velvet.

*  More knits - cottons and rayons, prints and solids.

*  Rayon challis prints.

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Nob Hill Fabrics
4401 Cutler NE Ste. C
Albuquerque NM  87110

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