Fabric Swap & Discussion!

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Price: $5.00

Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles

2982 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703 · Berkeley, CA

How to find us

Go to the 2nd floor - door to the left of Lacis retail store entrance

Location image of event venue


Ready to do some destashing? It's time for a Fabric Swap! Go through your fabric and see what you'd like to give to another sewist. Bring your fabric (1/2 yard minimum) - maybe it's leftover yardage from a project or the wrong color/print/fiber content but could be great for someone else.

Please label your fabric, note the yardage and whether it's cotton, wool, rayon, poly, a blend, etc. Sort your fabric by type: wovens, knits, silk, home dec, etc. so you can quickly put them on the appropriate tables. If you don't know the fiber content, don't worry. We'll have a "mystery fabric" table for unknown origin. (See below for details.)

NOTE: There is a $5 nonrefundable fee to attend this event to cover the rental fee. Lacis is charging us a low rate per person to use the space. Refunds will only be issued if the event is canceled or rescheduled.

The fabric swap has 4 selection rounds.* For each piece of fabric you get to participate in one selection round. For example, if you brought at least 3 pieces of fabric, you get to select one piece of fabric for the first three rounds. The last round is open to all!

Saturday, July 20, Lacis in Berkeley [Space is NOT wheelchair accessible]

1:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Put fabric on tables/browse*
1:45 pm to 2:15 pm - Announcements and introductions
2:15 pm to 2:30 pm - Select fabric and/or patterns, followed by group photo
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm - Discussion of fabric

NOTE: Lacis is giving all attendees a 10% discount on regularly priced items in their retail store. Thank you Lacis! Also, on our Berkeley meetup days, all Bay Area Sewists members get 20% off on regularly priced merchandise at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics (fabric, notions, patterns, etc.) - 2518 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Thank you Stonemountain!

Public Transportation: Lacis is less than a block from Ashby BART station. When you exit the station, look for the green sign that says Adeline West. Lacis is on Adeline, a half-block north of Ashby Ave.

There is free street parking on ML King, Ashby Ave., side streets, metered parking on Adeline. There are two parking lots at Ashby BART. You can park for free on the Adeline St. side. The other lot won't be available because of the weekend flea market. Please allow for time to park.