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For information about Universities, Colleges, Technical Institutes with Fashion Design, Textiles, Fashion Merchandizing & Sewing Programs - email Ryliss@comcast.net for a list of schools in the area you wish.
Central Washington University's Apparel Textiles & Merchandising Program
CWU offers a four-year state supported Bachelors of Science degree focusing on apparel, a major and minor in Apparel, Textiles & Merchandising and a minor in Apparel Design. Students build a well rounded base of knowledge about textile and apparel products, merchandising strategies, product development, production processes, trends, consumers and sustainability in smaller classes that focus on hands-on learning.
Currently, ATM graduates work for companies such as Nordstrom, Tommy Bahama, Zulity, Volcom, and Boeing, among many others. www.cwu.edu/family-consumer/apparel-textiles-and-merchandising .
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Informational videos in additional to being a great fabric store and Ann's blog site with great resources.
Blueprint Crafts is a wide selection of online crafting classes from the best instructors from around the world. Watch your classes from anywhere from any device with an internet connection. Click HereHome Hobbies: Sewing Resources at the Home Click Here
Fabric & Sewing Machine Stores
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Pacific Fabrics store, formerly known as Pacific Iron, locally owned family fabric stores in the Seattle, Bellevue and Bremerton.
Billie's Designer Fabrics
They do not have a website but this is worth the drive to Chehalis. The selection of fabrics and prices are fantastic. Open Monday - Saturday and closed evenings, 510 N. Market Blvd, Chehalis, WA, 360-748-3295.
Sewing Machine Service in Renton has the most knowledgeable sales and service staff in the Northwest. With over a century of experience, they have the knowledge and experience to help you find exactly what you need. From a big industrial machine that sews through 5 layers of leather to a new home sewing machine, they can help you find it, use it and maintain it. Located in downtown Renton, they are authorized dealers for Bernina, Juki, Brother, Pfaff. Handi Quilter, Reliable, Consew, Union Special, Durkopp-Adler, Econosew. Horn Cabinets and Koala Cabinets.
The Maker's Mercantile has fabrics, yarns, buttons, classes in Kent, WA. 18437 E. Valley Hwy #102.
The Quilt Barn quilt store located in Puyallup, WA.
Gee Gees Quilting store located in Yelm, WA.
Dry Goods Design has fabrics, yarns and classes in Pioneer Square in Seattle.
Town Square Fabric and Yard
Sisters Fabrics a quilting store located in Chehalis that has a large selection of great cottons that are not limited to just quilters, they make wonderful garments too. They have the largest selection of flannels I have yet to see in one store.www.sistersfabric.com
Seattle Fabrics specializes in outdoor fabrics, marine fabrics and hardware in north Seattle. www.seattlefabrics.com
Splash Fabric, Seattle Based Fabrics. Click Here
District Fabrics, recently relocated to Port Townsend from Seattle, specializes in fashion fabrics. For hours and a map- District Fabrics.
Fabric Stores in Portland, Oregon
The Mill End Store carries first quality fabrics at exceptional value. It started as a textile mill in 1918 manufacturing worsted wool yarn for many markets. In the early 1950's, they opened a retail outlet for the "mill ends" from the manufacturing operation. Today they have evolved into 84000 square feet of fabric heaven serving two locations, Portland & Beaverton, Oregon. We have it all - in seven departments!
Pendleton Outlet Store
Great source for Pendleton fabrics on the bolt or in flat folds. 8550 SE McLoughlin Blve. Portland,OR 972221-866-865-9285. ust down the road from the Mill End Store. Directions to the Woolen Mill Store, click here.
Josephines Dry Goods, newly re-opened under new owners and a new location in the D-Street Village of SE Portland. They specialize in the highest quality natural fibers and textiles for sewing garments. www.josephinesdrygoods.com
Online Fabric, Zipper, Trims, Button Stores
Fibers to Fabric is an online fabric store featuring authentic artisan hand made and fair trade fabrics, buttons, DIY kits, accessories and tools. I appreciate finding Ikat and Hand Blocked fabrics that are pre-washed and shrunk. www.fiberstofabric.com Receive a 10% discount with code RYLISS10. If a greater sale is in progress, leave your name in the "notes to seller" before you check out. If there is a Free Shipping Discount going on, you may add your 10% off too!.
ZPRZ, zprz.com, offers a variety of zippers, elastics & trim, sewing supplies and gifts and crafts.
Zipperstop, www.zipperstop.com offers every type of zipper and color available at a low cost. A color chart is available in the classroom.
Buckskin Leather Company, https://www.buckskinleather.com Wholesale leather supplier, retail leather seller and tannery distributor for North American, European & International Leather supply tanneries. A link to the virtual tour is: https://www.buckskinleather.com/virtual-tour-buckskin-leather/
Kyson Leather, www.leatherhidestore.com, offers a variety of leather for all types of sewing needs with a step by step guide to help you gain a greater understanding of leather types, terminology and what you should expect as a consumer. Check out Craftsy.com Making Leather Bags. http://www.craftsy.com/class/making-leather-bags/272. Kyson leather was used in this class.
Gorgeous Fabrics,www.gorgeousfabrics.com, Ann Steeves, owner of Gorgeous Fabrics, offers fabrics and great informational videos at Gorgeous Fabrics University, like "burn baby burn!" -testing fabric content using a burn test. This is a great website for information.
Promenade Fine Fabrics
Fine Fashion Fabric & Vintage Ribbon, Online or visit in person. 1520 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130.
Style Maker Fabrics
They pride themselves in the highest quality of fabrics from the garment districts of New york and Los Angeles. They have organized them by fashion trend and fabric type.
Great Fabric Stores in New York City
Metro Textiles, just down the street from Mood Fabrics, is the best place to shop for fabrics. Kashi will hold your purchases during your stay in New York and ship them home. 265 West 37th, Suite 908 (between 7th Ave and 8th Ave, closer to 8th Ave) Kashi is open Monday through Friday and closed on Jewish holidays. (212) 209-0004. PATTERN PAPER AVAILABLE for $75 for 150 yards.
Mood Fabrics, located in NYC and LA, featured on "Project Runway." The store is 3 floors, full of every fabric imaginable and experienced staff who know their stock. PATTERN PAPER AVAILABLE for $29.95 for a 30 yard roll.
Elliott Berman Textiles
Exclusive high-end fashion fabrics. Instagram ebtfabrics. Visit the showroom and stock or order online.
225 West 35th St, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Leather, Suede and Skins 261 W. 35th St, Eleventh Floor, New York, New York 10001
www.Leathersuedeskins.com Family business with a wonderful collection of leathers, suedes, furs.
Spandex World is a good source for stretch and knits in NYC.
Stretch House is a good source for stretch and knits in NYC.
Trim and Zipper Stores in New York City
M & J Trims has the largest selection of trims and buttons in NYC.
Daytona Trimhas a large selection of trims in NYC.
Zipperstop offers every type of zipper and color available at a low cost. A color chart is available in the classroom.
Hotel Accommodations in New York City
Staybridge Suites is located between 8th Ave and 9th Ave on 40th street. Close to Kashi's Metro Textiles. Paron Fabrics and Mood Fabrics plus Hell's Kitchen street fair on weekends. These are studios with kitchens and a complimentary breakfast. www.staytimessquare.com
Labels & Fashion Resource Information
Roxwell Waterhouse is a Textile Branding Company carrying woven and printed labels for your products AND A LOT MORE! They have a Weblog at roxwellwaterhouse.com/weblog.html with 50 interviews of people in the business revealing how they devveloped their products and business. They also have great resources like...Tips on Starting a Fashion Design Business
Free Business Mentoring for the Apparel Industry
U.S. Fabric Labeling Requirements
Sewing Blogs & Articles
"The Sewing Project" by Leigh-Anne click here
"Goodbyevalentino" by Sarah Gunn click here
"Creating a Back Neckline Dart for Better Fit"- Threads Magazine Blog
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Instead of using Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets, crunch an orange size ball of aluminum foil and throw it into the dryer. This will eliminate static electricity and is odor free! Bethenny Frankel's great tip
Tip Cleaning Your Iron - Buy a hot iron cleaner at your favorite fabric store, they come in a variety of brands. Follow the directions and your iron will be clean in less than a minute.
Guide to Removing Wine, Blood, Lipstick and other Stains! www.winecellarinnovations.com/custom-wine-cellars/guide-removing-wine-stains
Home & Office Organization Tips
Mug racks and wall hanging wire shoe holders are great for holding belts, scarves and necklaces. Ryliss Bod's great tip
An over the door clear plastic shoe holders are a great way to store a plethora of things from snack foods to desk supplies or jewelry and take a minimum of space. Bethenny Frankel's great tip
Paper towel holders are great for holding all those bracelets you have collected. Bethenny Frankel's great tip Cooking & Baking Tips Use your left over herbs by freezing them in ice cube trays with olive oil. This is great for cooking. Bethenny Frankel's great tip
Use your left over wine by freezing it in ice cube trays. Great ice cubes for wine and punch drinks or cooking. Bethenny Frankel's great tip
Consumer Products, Consumer Safety, Medical Dangers ConsumerDangers.com
Like Sew Websites www.likesewwebsites.com
- I want to share with you how pleased I am with Like Sew, a website company that is part of my team. They helped me set my website up and have given classes on improving my website and making it rank higher with search engines like Google. They maintain the shopping cart, provide email marketing (which I have fun sending you) and I only pay $49.99 a month. Over 90% of my new students find me through Google. I feel that is worth the price tenfold.
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When an issue/problem comes up with the website or the email marketing, I get help within hours if not minutes. Today it was 17 minutes and everything was fixed. I have a great team of IT people available 24 hours a day.
If you are planning on starting a business or are running your own business now, having a website that is on the first page in a Google search without paying an Ad price to be there will help you succeed.
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-It was much easier to navigate…a snap to sign up. Also the site looks terrific….great pictures and a clear run-down on what’s happening in the months to come. Good Job! Pat M
Educational & Health Resources
EducatorLabs.org provides great teaching programs resources -
Find an Educator Resource | The Metropolitan Museum of Art www.metmuseum.org/learn/for-educators/timeline
Lesson Plans | The Biology Corner www.biologycorner.com/lesson-plans/
Engineering the Future: The Educator's Guide to Building and Construction www.homeadvisor.com/r/educators-guide-to-building-and-construction/ Practical Money Skills: Resources for Teachers www.practicalmoneyskills.com/foreducators/lesson_plans/
Financial Literacy And Real Estate Investment Lesson Plans www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/finance-lesson-plans.php
Art-Related Lesson Plans for Teachers www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/
Elements of Physics: Energy and Work | Free Lesson Plans www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/elements-of-physics-energy-and-work.cfm
Classroom Experiments and Science Projects with Used Cell Phones m.ecyclebest.com/blog/features/classroom-experiments-science-projects-used-cell-phones Exercise, Fitness and Nutrition Lesson Plans for Teachers kids.usa.gov/teachers/lesson-plans/exercise-fitness-and-nutrition/index.shtml Hands-on Curriculum with Lessons and Activities on Swimming and Pools www.intheswim.com/eGuides/swimming-curriculum
Technology Learning Games | Education World www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/learninggame.shtml
A Guide to Classroom Technologies that Increase Learning: An Educator’s Resource highspeedinternet.com/blog/resources/a-guide-to-classroom-technologies-that-increase-learning-an-educators-resource
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For information relating to drug and alcohol abuse treatment in Tacoma, WA may be found at http://drugabuse.com/usa/drug-abuse/tacoma-wa/ and http://www.treatment4addiction.com/rehab/washington/tacoma/
AlcoholAwareness.org is a a drug and addiction information resource
Volunteers who are passionate about ending drug abuse around the world. https://addictionresource.com/
Tabacco-Free Life https://tobaccofreelife.org/
QuitSmokingCommunity.org works hard to keep young adults and teens from smoking cigarettes and raises awareness on the dangers of smoking https://QuitSmokingCommunity.org/
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, raises awareness so that young adults stay away from addictive habits http://drugfree.org
George Washington University https://smokefree.gwu.edu/gw-community-cessation-support-resources
Indian Health Service https://www.ihs.gov/california/index.cfm/for-patients/