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Survey time! Cotton and Steel Spring 2017 collections

It’s that time again! Cotton and Steel have just revealed the Spring 2017 collections and we can’t wait to hear what you think! Help us decide what to stock and you can earn 25 Stash Points for each survey you complete by end of day on 20 May.

Menagerie, designed by Rifle Paper Co., features some of Rifle’s latest jungle inspired art, along with lots of other well-loved Rifle imagery. There are lots of metallics and a ton of substrates in this collection, including our brand new cotton/rayon lawn, which has the handling ease of cotton and the flowy drape of rayon.

Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co.

Rashida Coleman-Hale‘s next collection, Lagoon, is inspired by an imaginary jungle of lush foliage filled with fun characters like mischievous lemurs and tiny tigers.

Lagoon by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Sienna by Alexia Abegg is inspired by the colours and imagery of the high desert. It features the hand painting and stamping that Alexia’s fabrics are known for. It also includes a lot of garment-friendly substrates, including our brand new cotton/rayon lawn, which has the handling ease of cotton and the flowy drape of rayon.

Sienna by Alexia Abegg

Kim Kight is a vintage fabric expert, and her collection Snap to Grid is inspired by the ’80’s! It’s a mix of super fun and happy basics prints that have endless possibilities, with lots of black and white, electric blue, splashes of neon pink and neon yellow.

Snap to grid by Kim Kight

Magic Forest by Sarah Watts is filled with Sarah’s whimsical illustrations of magic furry friends and glowing flowers you might find in an enchanted woods.

Magic Forest by Sarah Watts

Beauty Shop by Sarah Watts and Melody Miller

New Cotton and Steel Basics

Spring 2017 Cotton and Steel Basics

 

 

 

 

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Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale starts now!

Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale starts now!

A few years ago, Anna Rifle Bond was asked by Puffin Books to illustrate the 150th anniversary edition of the classic novel Alice in Wonderland. Now, the Wonderland collection brings her nearly 80 hand paintings to 32 high quality Cotton and Steel fabrics, including quilting cottons, lawns, canvases and rayons. Alice falls into the rabbit hole to a world of tea parties and enchanted forests, meeting a well-known cast of characters along the way!

The entire Wonderland collection is now available for pre-sale! We expect it to arrive in March/April 2017 but you can order now to ensure your bundle is among the very first we cut and ship.

Shop the full collection, pick up a fat quarter bundle or a half metre bundle of the quilting cottons or build a bundle of your faves!

Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

 

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Survey time! Cotton and Steel Fall 2016 collections

It’s that time again! Time for you to weigh in on all the brand new Cotton and Steel collections and help us decide what to stock. You can earn 25 Stash Points for each survey you complete by end of day on Friday, 4 November and there are a total of eight surveys! So grab a cup of hot chocolate and settle in for some imaginary shopping. I *think* all of the collections are hitting stores in January, except for Wonderland which will ship in March.

Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co.

Wonderland by Rifle Paper Company – A few years ago, Anna Rifle Bond was asked by Puffin Books to illustrate the 150th anniversary edition of the classic novel Alice in Wonderland. The Wonderland collection brings her nearly 80 hand paintings to 32 high quality Cotton and Steel fabrics, including quilting cottons, lawns, canvases and rayons. Alice falls into the rabbit hole to a world of tea parties and enchanted forests, meeting a well-known cast of characters along the way.

Jubilee by Melody Miller

Jubilee by Melody Miller – Jubilee is inspired by a retro neighborhood block party and it has the fun vintage flair that Melody is known for.

Yours Truly by Kim Kight

Yours Truly by Kim Kight – For her new collection, Kim started with love-themed motifs from her extensive vintage fabric collection and created prints the celebrate sewing as an act of love. The colours include a bit of pink neon and metallic gold heart action. Plus there’s a love poem on the selvedge that you can use for quilt labels and tags.

Sleep Tight by Sarah Watts

Sleep Tight by Sarah Watts – Sleep Tight is a gender-neutral collection inspired by what babies might dream about, and it features lots of cute animals and a sophisticated color palette that is on trend with modern nurseries.

Flower Shop by Alexia Abegg

Flower Shop by Alexia Abegg – Flower Shop is inspired by the sights of an outdoor Mexican flower market. This collection at its heart is really Print Shop 2; Alexia continued with the same techniques and sense of play she used in Print Shop but expanded and added more of watercolours into the mix.

Kujira and Star by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Kujira and Star by Rashida Coleman-Hale – Kujira (which means whale in Japanese) tells the story of a whale and starfish duo that set off to explore the waters off the coast of Japan, and all the fun things and landmarks they discover along the way.

Plus there are surveys for SS Bluebird and Black and White 2017!

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New shop window featuring Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton and Steel

It’s time to show you our new West Hampstead shop window and I’m so excited! The samples (and the fabrics) in this window are some of my all time favourites. I knew we’d do a window all around Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co when the collection arrived from Cotton and Steel. We love it and you love it so we wanted to have some fun with it! Read on to find out all about these projects.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co shop window at The Village Haberdashery in London

Now on to the dresses! We went with all girls for this window. Lots of lovely florals and pretty gathers all around. Kym made all of these garments for the window and she did a great job.

I’m really sorry to say that a lot of these fabrics are totally sold out, but I think there is still loads of inspiration to be found here! When we planned this window we picked fabrics that we still had loads of…but they went fast.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Deer and Doe Sureau Dress

Our lady is wearing a sleeveless Deer and Doe Sureau Dress in Birch in Periwinkle and I am bonkers crazy about it. This is one of my favourite dress patterns and this is one of my favourite fabrics from the collection. You love it too…we’ve gone through three bolts and it’s back on pre-order for October delivery. I can’t wait for this dress to be MINE!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Deer and Doe Sureau Dress

Did you know that you can now purchase Deer and Doe patterns online in our shop? It’s so exciting!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Deer and Doe Sureau Dress

Our littlest is wearing the Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt. The blouse is sewn up in Carousel in Pink and the skirt is in Netorious in Anna Peach, one of the new Cotton and Steel Basics designed to coordinate with Les Fleurs.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt

The top has a sweet ruffle hem and flutter sleeves. We couldn’t resist adding a spotty button on the back.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt

This skirt is a smart twist on a simple elastic-waist gathered skirt with pleats in the front and a gathered back. Kym’s currently working on a adult-size version for herself!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse and Skirt

Our older girl is wearing the Oliver + S Garden Party Dress in Rosa in Navy (sadly sold out but it also comes in lovely Periwinkle and Peach!) with accents in Sprinkle in Anna Blue, the other new Cotton and Steel Basic designed to coordinate with Les Fleurs.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Garden Party Dress

There is something just so darling and old-fashioned about this little dress.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Garden Party Dress

Those little sleeves and button-back details are adorable!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Garden Party Dress

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Oliver + S Garden Party Dress

Caroline made that colourful half-square triangle quilt! To make this playmat size, she used a fat eighth of every quilting cotton in the collection (there were 13) plus the new Basics and a mix of the coordinating Kona Cotton Solids.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Half Square Triangle Quilt

This packs a lot of colour and pattern, but I think it is so fun. We all have favourite squares.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Half Square Triangle Quilt

And of course, Caroline’s signature paw print is on the back!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co Half Square Triangle Quilt

Finally, that garland! We have had paper flower making supplies in the shop for a couple of months and they are so fun to make. On Friday we took a little craft break in the shop and whipped up a few to use in a paper flower garland for this display. Seemed appropriate for a Les Fleurs window, right?

Paper Flower Making Supplies

Caroline took more supplies home and went wild playing with different styles. She used chopsticks for the stems on these! Don’t they look amazing?

Paper Flower Making Supplies

This peony style flower is my favourite. She didn’t use a template for this one – she just made it up! Once you figure out how the paper, glue, wire and tape work together, you can totally go freestyle and it pretty much always comes out gorgeous.

Paper Flower Making Supplies

So…any favourites from this window? Or do you love it all?

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co dresses

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Kona matching! What goes with Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel arrived this week and we had a record number of pre-orders, so we’re certain that you guys are ready to get to work on some amazing projects! All of the pre-orders have shipped so we grabbed a free moment to match up Kona Cotton Solids with this gorgeous collection.

From top to bottom, the colours we recommend are Ivory, Pale Flesh, Ice Peach, Primrose, Bubble Gum, Poppy, Persimmon, Zucchini, Yarrow, Teal Blue, Blue Bell, Periwinkle, Cadet, Prussian, Nightfall and Black. You can find all of these colours in one place here.

As usual with Cotton and Steel collections, there are so many colours! If you need any help working out which Konas you need to go with a specific colour in a specific fabric, just get in touch and we’ll help you out!

Kona Cotton Solids to coordinate with Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

Here are the 13 Les Fleurs quilting cottons so you can see how they stack up!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. Quilting Cotton

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New at The Village Haberdashery: Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co., Checkers and Spring 2016 collections from Cotton + Steel and more!

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Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co.

It’s finally here! The long wait for Les Fleurs is over! Rifle Paper Co.’s debut collection for Cotton and Steel has been the biggest launch of the year and we’re so excited to have it in the shop.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

Cotton and Steel have released a free quilt pattern for the stunning Rifle Paper Co. colour fade Les Fleurs quilt and you can find it here.

Rifle Paper Co. colour fade Les Fleurs quilt

And there is so much more sewing inspiration out there! Check out a round up of some of our faves on The Daily Stitch or pop by the #lesfleursfabric and #riflepapercofabric tags on Instagram.

You can shop the complete Les Fleurs collection, pick up a fat quarter or half metre bundle of the quilting cottons or build your own bundle. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Checkers by Cotton and Steel

Checkers is a 17-piece collection of woven cotton ginghams designed by Cotton and Steel! These fabrics are 48″/49″ wide and include huge 2.5″ gingham checks, 1″ gingham checks and the rainbow of 1/2″ gingham checks you see here. They are perfect for garment sewing (see some selfish sewing inspiration here) but the colours have also been selected to coordinate with Cotton and Steel’s quilting fabrics so you can mix them into your projects! Find them in the shop here.

Checkers by Cotton and Steel

Cotton and Steel Spring 2016 collections

Les Fleurs and Checkers are getting lots of attention, but we also have new stuff from all of the Cotton and Steel designers too! We’ve handpicked our favourites from Trinket by Melody Miller (telephones pictured are from Trinket), Raindrop by Rashida Coleman-Hale, From Porto with Love by Sarah Watts, Print Shop by Alexia Abegg and Rotary Club by Kim Kight. Quilting cotton, lawn, rayon, double gauze, canvas…there is something for everyone to love in this season’s offerings! Find them in the shop here.

Trinket by Melody Miller for Cotton and Steel

Gold paper clips and binder clips

Add some glamour to your workspace with gold desk accessories! These gold paper clips and binder clips look sophisticated and fabulous. They’re perfect for home, office or school. Find them in the shop here.

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Ban.do sticky notes

More ban.do planner accessories have arrived! Have you ever seen sticky notes with this much personality? Flag important pages in your planner, leave a note on your bestie’s locker, simplify your shopping list…you can use these for everything! We have two different sets in stock, plus loads of other fun stationery from this awesome LA-based girl gang. Find them in the shop here.

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Make an Autumn Wreath out of Felt with Laura Howard

Laura Howard, who has made a career of creating beautiful projects with wool felt, has designed this autumn wreath just for students at our West Hampstead shop! In this fun and creative class we’ll learn how to wrap a wreath, create leaves and mushrooms, work with a glue gun and more. This class does not involve sewing on a machine, so students at all levels are welcome. It is designed for adults, but it is open to older kids (12+). This class is on Saturday, 17 September, 10am – 2:30pm. Find out more and book a place here.

Felt Autumn Wreath with Laura Howard

Sale!

New additions to the sale section! We’ve added select Vignette, Fablewood, Mori Girls, Melodies and Black and White 2016 to the sale at 40% off. Start shopping here!

Black and White 2016 by Cotton and Steel

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Sewing inspiration for Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

We’re thrilled that Les Fleurs, the debut fabric collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel, has arrived in the shop! Our feeds are filling up with gorgeous pictures of garments and projects that have been made with this pretty fabric, so we wanted to share some faves. Check out the #lesfleursfabric and #riflepapercofabric tags on Instagram for loads more ideas!

@ohsweetjoy made a beautiful maxi skirt using Birch Floral in Navy Rayon (guys, when this fabric is gone, which it will be soon, we’ll have it back in October)

Oh Sweet Joy Skirt

@east_of_ordinary made these perfect little bowties with the three colours of the Rosa design.

East of Ordinary Bowties

@missmake made a stunning bra using scraps of Birch Floral in Enamel Rayon(same as before, when this fabric is gone, we’ll have it back in October)

Miss Make Bra

@octopurse made the best chain purse using a fussy cut City Maps in Canvas. (yes, there is a London bit too!)

Octopurse Clutch

@jessiestern made an awesome Grainline Moss Skirt using Rosa Floral in Natural Canvas.

Jessie Stern Moss

@little.lotti made the sweetest little romper with Rosa in Navy.

Little Lotti Romper

@gildedthread made a fun shift using Woven Essentials by Alison Glass and Birch in Periwinkle.

Gilded Woven Essentials

@missmake made an adorable Butterick 5526 button down shirt using Flamingos in Ivory Lawn. Similar patterns here, here, here and here.

Miss Make Button Down

@annariflebond shared a sample of a darling romper made by the @cottonandsteel team in City Toile in Pale Blue Lawn (that gold is metallic and awesome!)

Anna Romper Sample

@make_something made a fabulous garment bag using Folk Horse in Coral Canvas.

Make Something Garment Bag

@tripleee80 made the cutest Juba shorts using Rosa Floral in Natural. Similar pattern here, here or here.

Tripleee Shorts

@ibstitchin made a Caravan Tote using Rosa Floral in Natural Canvas as the main fabric.

Melissa Caravan Tote

@kamiemurdock made a beautiful kaleidoscope quilt using the quilting cotton fabrics.

Kaleidoscope Quilt

If you pre-ordered this collection we hope to have it in your hands by the end of the week so you can get to it! What will you make?

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Survey time! Cotton and Steel Spring 2016 collections

Cotton and Steel have just revealed their Spring 2016 collections (shipping in July/August) and we can’t wait to find out what you think! We’ve prepared a survey for each collection and you can earn 25 Stash Points for each survey you complete by end of day today. Click on each photo or collection name to get to each survey and make sure you’ve set up an account to get your Stash Points!

Cotton and Steel Spring 2016 Collections

Les Fleurs is the first collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel. We’ve actually already ordered this collection and have it available for pre-sale now but we’d love your thoughts because we might need to order more!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

Sarah Watts‘ new collection is From Porto With Love.

From Porto With Love by Sarah Watts for Cotton and Steel

Alexia Abegg‘s new collection is Print Shop.

Print Shop by Alexia Abegg for Cotton and Steel

Melody Miller‘s new collection is Trinket.

Trinket by Melody Miller for Cotton and Steel

Rashida Coleman-Hale‘s new collection is Raindrop.

Raindrop by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Kim Kight‘s new collection is Rotary Club.

Rotary Club by Kim Kight for Cotton and Steel

There is also a new line of wovens called Checkers!

Checkers by Cotton and Steel

And, of course, new Basics. But we aren’t doing a survey on those. We’ll just order them because we know how much you love them!

Cotton and Steel Basics

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New at The Village Haberdashery: Les Fleurs by Anna Rifle Bond pre-sale, Leah Duncan paper goods, the Pantone Fashion Sketchbook and more!

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Les Fleurs pre-sale

As loads of you know by now, Les Fleurs is the upcoming fabric collection that Anna Rifle Bond designed for Cotton + Steel. This was the hugest news at Fall Quilt Market in October and ever since we’ve all been going bonkers for every tiny glimpse we get from Anna‘s and the Rifle Paper Co.‘s instagram feeds. This collection will be revealed in Salt Lake City at Spring Quilt Market later this month but we already know it will contain 13 quilting cottons, plus prints on cotton/linen canvas, rayon and lawn. It’s so exciting! We’ve been getting a lot of requests to let you pre-order this collection, so for those of you who want to secure your bundle now, pop on over and put your order in! We’ll also be adding to the pre-sale as more details about Les Fleurs are made available.

Les Fleurs by Anna Rifle Bond Rifle Paper Company for Cotton + Steel

Need a Rifle Paper Co. fix and can’t wait? We have some lovely paper goods in stock now! Stationary sets, notebooks, stickers and garland kits, all carrying the unmistakeable, beautiful Rifle florals!

Leah Duncan paper goods

Leah Duncan is one of our favourite designers in the shop, and we’re thrilled to be able to see her whimsical florals on more surfaces! Leah’s hand-painted designs are inspired by nature and the American Southwest and her Meadowfield collection for Galison includes notebooks, pencils and notecards that will thrill fans of her beautiful textiles. Find them in the shop here.

Leah Duncan paper goods for Galison

PANTONE Fashion Sketchpad

With expert guidance from the colour authorities at Pantone, this sketchpad will help both budding and seasoned fashionistas design chic and colourful looks with confidence. Sixty stylish colour palettes (plus room to create new ones) and more than 400 figure templates that disappear when photocopied (eliminating the need to fuss with light boxes or tracing paper) make this the ultimate fashion design tool! Find it in the shop here.

The Pantone Fashion Sketchpad

Button Factory kits

We have super fun badge kits in stock for kiddos (or you!) Do you love to express yourself with flare? Want to up your #pingame? Check out these kits from Chronicle Books that have everything you need to instantly whip up fabric-covered badges! Find them in the shop here.

Such Button Factory kit

Sale!

Save 10% on all Cloud9 fabrics this week with code CLOUD10. That includes Spring Walk, Park Life, Yucca, Lore, Vignette and more! Offer good until 17 May. Start shopping here!

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