California Wool Project

Out & About: Fibershed's Fine Wool & Fiber Symposium

This Saturday, November 16th is Fibershed's 2nd Fine Wool & Fiber Symposium in Point Reyes Station. Fibershed is a local non-profit dedicated to using materials grown and processed within 120 ...

In the Dye Studio x Stitch Exchange : Another Rendidition of the Alabama Chanin Tank Dress


In the Dye Studio x Stitch Exchange: 2013 Indigo Alabama Chanin Dress & The Alabama Chanin DIY Trunk Show

I have been working diligently on creating a handmade wardrobe since June 2012. I am a participant of Seam Allowance and have taken the pledge to make and wear at least 25% handmade a day. On a dai...

Stitch Exchange: Seam Allowance Year 2

Over this past year an amazing group of people have grown to know one another, over the subject of making garments. In June 2012, a large group of us gathered for our first Seam Allowance meeting a...

Up and Coming: Sew a Hawthorn with Jessie

 Colette's released a gorgeous new pattern, and we invite you to enter their Sew-Along and Contest, and make Hawthorn here at the shop with us.   Hawthorn is a lovely, curve-hugging ...

Up and Coming: Jessie's Popover Sundress Class

 Are you a budding sewist (aka, a seamstress or seamster?)? If you know the basics of your sewing machine, and you want to dive into garment-making, our Popover Sundress Class is a quick...

Fabric from Pendleton Woolen Mills!

Our fabric from Pendleton Woolen Mills is here! We have five colors of Eco-Wise Solid Flannel. Woven from 100% virgin wool in US mills with strict sustainability standards, this fabric is design...

Natalie Chanin at Verb

  We're still overcome with gratitude and amazement over the success of last night's fundraiser, an Alabama Chanin stitch-in. I could've put dozens of photos up, there are so many nice on...
dye garden

First Friday in Pictures

Quince & Co. Owl arrives,    Julie Weisenberger unveils her very first sewing pattern, Emma, designed exclusively for Verb,      Marcel gets a haircut,   an...

Laurel: New Pattern from Colette Patterns!

Colette Patterns just released a new pattern, and we have it here in the shop! Laurel is a simple but cute shift dress that is very versatile and comfortable.   There is also...

New Tsuru Fabrics

 From Cloud9 Fabrics, some lovely new organic quilting cotton prints designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale. What will you make with them? -HD

Bunny Love

This morning Jessie and I bundled up Marcel in Karen's Valentine's Day quilt for a little photo shoot. Here's the deceptively simple and cheery front of the quilt. The fabric, from Robert K...