Q&A with shop owner, Sarah Grey
Would you say your store specializes in any particular fabrics or products?
We started with mostly quilting cottons, but now have wools, silks, home decor weight sateens, waxed canvas, lawn, voile, challis, corduroy, linens, chambrays, and more.
What sets your shop apart from other fabric shops?
I think that our aesthetic and my expert (hee!) curation really separates us from most fabric shops. Fabric shopping should be as pretty as the stuff you make! I have always hated going into ugly fabric shops, even when you could find some gems after digging. I don’t have patience for ugly things. It’s my only weakness.
What’s the vibe of your store’s neighborhood?
Our neighborhood is where the edgier art galleries are located. There’s a ton to see, especially on Sundays when they have a vintage/farmers/artisans market and food trucks galore.
I hear you host a weekly craft night called Crafty Foxes Sewing Club. How did you come up with name?
Bobbin the Fox has always been our mascot and folks ask me where he came from. Truthfully, I wanted something cute and thematically “grey”, so a grey fox fit perfectly. Greyhounds are great, but since foxes are so crafty and we crafters are so foxy, a fox it was!
We wanna see pictures of the cute shop dogs!
Dart and Spindle, awwwwwe:
Fabrics We Love
We received some great fabric samples from Sarah. Might we suggest the following pairings?
Radiance cotton/silk blend + Sencha
Linen/rayon yarn dye + Iris
Robert Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen – Charcoal or Black + Negroni
Art Gallery Fabrics – Luxe in Bloom Boucherite in Silver + Lily
Polyester Chiffon + Chantilly
When we posted photos from our visit to Grey’s, we noticed you readers were particularly interested in the Cupcake Pincushion Rings. As a special treat, Sarah has offered to give some away!
Leave a comment telling us your favorite thing you learned about Grey’s Fabric from this post. From those comments, we will randomly pick 3 winners to receive a Cupcake Pincushion Ring. The deadline will be tonight at midnight PST, and we will announce the winners tomorrow afternoon.
Update: The giveaway is now closed and the winners have been chosen. Thanks for your comments!
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