Christmas 2017 and fabric identification December 16 2017

Hello fabric lovers

I hope you're all well and not too frazzled leading up to Christmas. I am frazzled as I failed to plan this year. Next year will be the year of planning as I am hopeless with time management (insert rolling eyes emoji).

We will remain open throughout December and January but it will be on an ad-hoc basis. As many of you know, we are parents and that means school holidays with two boys in tow. It means late night Star Wars cinema visits, beach days and bright orange sunsets viewed from the water. It also means I get even more frazzled as I have less time to myself (being the introvert I am, I love my 'me' time). I am not one of those calm school holidays Mums, I can tell you.

I thought I would beef up this blog a little, too. In an effort to pass down my knowledge I have gained over the 15 years of Retro Age, I am going to feature fabric types and weaves. The information will largely come from my collection of American Fabrics magazines. I have realised in recent months there is limited knowledge out in general fabric land regarding the names of certain vintage fabrics so I thought I'd copy from the source so you can learn, too. 

Have a fabulous Festive Season