Fiber Fiesta
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It's almost here...  the 11th Biennial Juried Show & Fiber Arts Exhibition
takes place this May 19, 20, and 21, 2017!   Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
from 9 - 5 each day at EXPO New Mexico in the Manual Lujan Complex.  Make 
plans to tour the best of the best fiber art.  More about the fiesta can be
found at:

   http://www.fiberartsfiesta.org/fiesta.html

This year the Albuquerque Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a
"Dart Manipulation Class" taught by Becky Arnold.

Description: Dart manipulation is a Flat Pattern Technique for designing clothing.  
Darts can be relocated or converted to princess seams, yokes, and gathers, transforming 
a basic block into the pattern for a stylish garment.  In this hands-on class, students 
will work with small-scale patterns to learn flat pattern methods to redesign blouses, 
skirts, and pants. 

Date/Time: Saturday, May 20, 2:30 - 4:30

Registration: http://fiberartsfiesta.org/files/2016-2017/2017FiestaClasses/Sat1%20Dart%20Manipulation.pdf

Me-Made-May
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Sometimes a little challenge can provide a lot of motivation.  With that in mind,
the aim of Me-Made-May created by blogger Zoe (of http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.co.uk)
is to encourage sewers to incorporate their handmade goods into daily life for the
month of May.

There are no hard and fast rules, challenge yourself in a way that works for you.
Anyone and everyone is invited to participate by pledging a goal at:

http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/me-made-may-17-sign-up-here.html

For our part, Nob Hill Fabrics is hosting a Me-Made Show and Tell.  Wear your
me-made garment into the shop every Saturday in May, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  
In addition to putting your photo on Facebook and making you famous, we are 
taking 10% off your in-store fabric purchases.  15% if your project was made 
from our fabrics!


Artisans Nook
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Now on display and available for purchase -- handmade goods by Whispirit and Hoon Arts!

Sandy and Lee Liggett of Whispirit felt yards of fabrics from the fibers from their 
alpaca herd into light and drapey yardages of apparel fabric right here in our shop. 
        http://whispirit.net/

Come see and touch HoonArts' extraordinary hand-crafted fabrics, clothing, accessories, 
home decor and gifts direct from Central Asian master artisans--suzani hand embroidery, 
hand-woven ikat fabrics, hand-felted silks and much more. 
        https://hoonarts.com/

World Fair Trade Day Celebration
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Saturday, May 13th, 10:00am - 4:00pm
"Baskets of Africa" founder Cael Chappell will be bringing some of his extraordinary 
handwoven baskets, as well as selections from his African Allure collection:
          http://www.basketsofafrica.com/
The perfect opportunity for last minute Mother's Day shopping.

Nob Hill Fabrics Fashion Show!
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Sunday, June 4th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm 

We want to see your handmade creations in person.  Wear your best work and strut your stuff.
This will be the most informal fashion show in the history of fashion shows.
No entry fees, no judging, just a good time and maybe some snacks.

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CLASSES
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Saturday Morning Sewing 101
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Pillowcases?  Leggings?  Pretty dresses?  Boxers?  Pick from one of the many projects
on our list or come up with your own.  Joan or Sarah will take you from pattern to 
finished product.  

Saturday mornings: 10:00am-12:30pm
         May 13th, 20th, 27th with Joan
         June 3rd, 10th with Sarah
         Following Saturday teachers to be determined.

         $35 per class, purchase 4 classes in advance and get a 5th class FREE!
         We will also give a 10% student discount on any fabric purchased during
         a class.

Limited to 4 students.
Contact Joan (Joan.in.stitches@gmail.com) or Sarah (sarah@atkeison.org) to
sign up!

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

*  Silk charmeuse and silk/cotton voile.

*  Knits - linen knits, cotton prints and viscose pontes.

*  Australian Aboriginal cotton prints from M&S Textiles Australia.  Beautiful Aboriginal 
   artwork on quality cotton. Great for quilting, but soft enough for dresses, shirts and 
   so much more!  We also have fat quarter packs of this collection.

*  White cotton double gauze.  The perfect fabric for lightweight summer clothes and
   fun to dye.  This month's Threads magazine has a nice write up on it.

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Liz Frank -- Owner
Nob Hill Fabrics
4401 Cutler NE Ste. C
Albuquerque NM  87110

505.266.0674
liz@nobhillfabrics.com

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