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Thanksgiving Week
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In this issue 
  • Leather and fabric pair ups
  • Scarf sew along measures up
  • NEW! Buttons Facebook page
We have recently started a Facebook page for button lovers.  Please click below and Like us to help build our audience. Share with your friends who are button aficionados. Watch for regular posts about our newest buttons and all sorts of button lore and trivia. Feel free to post to our page with interesting button stories or photos.   

Grantham and 
Wine Leather
This spice inspired coloration is a perfect transition to the coming season.  Maroon yarns woven with bronzed  camel in a novelty zig-zag pattern is appealing for three season wear as a light outerwear jacket or a blazer to team with pants or skirts. 100% wool. 
We think a subtle trim of Wine Leather is just the thing for jacket or pants.  

Epoch knit and
Golden Olive leather
We are always delighted with the unusual print designs from France.  This one does not disappoint.  Futuristic  beams and waves seem to explode from the black ground in colors of harvest gold, cranberry, herb green, mid-gray, and ivory.
We love the idea of a skirt in Golden Olive Leather topped with a tunic of Epoch or how about a dress in the printed knit with a vest or jacket on top?  So many possibilities.  

Arabian Nights and
Golden Olive leather

  Dramatic best describes the vibe of this printed velour milled in France for a top designer. The plush hand of the velvety fabric softens the design elements of this boldly colored print. Bright yellow ironwork and ornamental motifs are spaced randomly and interspersed with ultramarine blue, magenta and emerald swaths. If you are looking for a unique outfit for the holiday season, this velour will be the choice. We envision a long tunic to show off the print over slim pants or long skirt.  Alternatively a fly away cardigan will top anything from silk pants to dressy jeans. 
Team this with our  Golden Olive Leather for an energetic combo ... tunic over slim pants, zip top trimmed in leather, and so much more.

Katahdin, Suit Sense, and
Herbal Green leather

 Whether you are looking to make a sweater set, comfortable cardi or a long-sleeve top, this yarn-dyed sweater knit is the right choice. Tones of earthy green from sage to olive are highlighted with red/orange  and steel gray in a flattering irregular crosswise stripe. Extra wide:  68 in. 55% Hemp/45% organic cotton. 7.4 oz. knit.
Team with Suitsense in Olive and Herb Green Leather for a great wardrobe capsule.

Rhodes and
Herbal Green leather

 This pleasing diagonal stripe is formed with bayberry green and black in a wool novelty weave. Lightweight crimped yarns give the fabric an airy hand. Great for jackets or skirt suits.  58 in. (D)
We love the idea of trimming with Herb Green Leather or teaming a wool jacket with a leather skirt.  

Bravery knit and
Storm Gray leather
The urban vibe of this print is created with a collage of graffiti and typography rendered in shades of gray and yellow gold on a gentle white ground. Smudge black provides overlay and accents throughout the print. The digital printing process enhances this chic design, giving it a photographic quality. Our prints imported from France are viscose/elastane jersey perfect for tops and dresses. 57 in
Leather is a perfect go-together with this edgy urban print.  Storm Gray  Leather

Mont Tourbillion and
Vapor Leather
 It seems like everyone wants an animal print cardigan this season.  This marled gray/white sweater knit from St. John is printed  in shades of gray and black. It will be a great go-together with black and gray separates or team it with a bold colored turtleneck for a more lively look. 
 Vapor Leather, a clear pale gray, makes a chic contrast to the sweater knit.

Beams and
Vapor Leather
 This spectacular print features beams, fans and rays of light spiking through a  darker colored base for contrast and explosive energy.  The 100% rayon crepe was milled and printed in France.  Soft and drapey, this fabric will work well for patterns that fall from the shoulders or the waist.  Exquisite choice for long scarves.  58 in (C) 
Team Beams in Gray with Vapor Leather and Superstition, black boiled wool blend.  Stunning!

Bienvenue and
Mustang Brown Leather

 Always welcoming and comfortably casual.  This sweater knit will grab your attention right away and make you feel at home in any environment.  Diagonal printed stripes rendered in nut browns from almond to cashew to hazelnut and chestnut combine with water and sky blues.  The stunning print resembles variegation and heather effect heightened by the inclusion of a fine mohair-like yarn. 

Cranberry Wine Ponte and
Stoneham Mountain

 Looking for just the right sweater to keep you cozy warm?  This speckled sweater knit is perfect for cardigans or pull-overs.  Line it for a zip or buttons front hoodie. Acrylic/wool  knit for Hugo Boss. 
We love this go-together...ponte is nearly out of stock so make your decision quickly!  

Scarf Sew Along

Tie One On!


 Let's get started!  Mary Jo has has been posting inspiration pics in the Salon and on our 

Pinterest board.  Feel free to add pics of your favorite scarves or ones you would like to interpret in your own voice. 


How Much Fabric Do I Need?

Barb has posted a guide to fabric yardage for a variety of shapes and sizes of scarves. 



Last week we incorrectly identified the challenge that was featured.  The correct name of the challenge is the Threads ASDP Sleeves Challenge.  We apologize to our friends in ASDP for our error.  
Coming Soon
 Keep an eye on our Construction departments.  We have just brought in 3 new styles in shoulder pads and a supply of sleeve heads.  We'll do our best to get them posted to the web site quickly.