A group of us decided to foray into Los Angeles for a field trip to Mood, a fabric store in L.A. You may be familiar with it - the New York store is the fabric playground for the contestants on the show "Project Runway".
Mood had a wonderful selection of quality fabrics. While you probably won't find Swiss batiste or voile, they have many cottons, silks, and wools, as well as leathers and other specialty fabrics. They had a wonderful collection of Ralph Lauren wools the day that we were there.
They also have some beautiful silks that are wove for ties. They are not quite as wide - 27" and 36", but some gorgeous prints and stripes. You can see here they also have some different trims that can add a bit of pizzazz to your garment.
Here are some of the silks. The store has silks on the left, wools in the center and cottons on the right, and then the fancy embroidered fabrics are towards the front.
More and more fabric! Make sure you do not come for 'just a minute'! As all of you fabricholics know, you have to touch and feel, and there is plenty to feed your stach here.
Button, button, who had the button? Plenty to choose from here!
Happy shoppers! Lisa Shepherd, Elaine Daly, Roseann Saldinger and Elisa Centera (I have the camera). Youcan also see the nice display of ribbon in the background, along with the feather boas. A wonderful place to have a play date!
This was one stop on our trip - I will save our other stop for another day. Needless to say, I have added more fabric to my stash and have lots of ideas spinning in my brain. If you are going to be in the LA area, let me know and I will give you address and directions.