Monday, February 29, 2016

Ever wondered how fabric flowers are made?

Just a quick heads up on this lovely Leap Day Monday...

Paula Nadelstern has a blog post up on Bernina's We All Sew site today sharing photos from M&S Schmalberg, "the single remaining custom, handmade fabric flower manufacturer in the New York City Garment District." In a world where so much is moving to mass production overseas, M&S Schmalberg is celebrating its 100th birthday in this artistic business. Impressive! 

Don't miss this unique peek inside one of a lifelong New Yorker's favorite local shops, plus some fabulous inspiration of another use for fabric! Thanks to Paula for sharing their story with us. 

Paula says, "It’s my kind of place: colors, textures and creative process everywhere plus a historic backstory of kindness and survival."

Here's a peek at a few of the gorgeous flowers:

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Check out the post to see how they're made--such an fascinating (and involved, labor-intensive) process!

Pop over to the We All Sew blog today--you can enter a giveaway to win two beautiful handmade flowers.

Click here to see Paula's entire post. 

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