Monday, November 15, 2010

New York, New York

I went to New York last week! It was a wonderful trip, a theatre tour sponsored by Oregon Shakespeare Festival. There were about 40 of us, and we had a wonderful time, going to restaurants, seeing some NY sights, and of course, going to theatre.

Now, I would not call myself a Project Runway expert, but I do enjoy watching the shows and seeing the cool designs that the students make. So you can imagine my glee when I looked up Mood Fabrics and found the store is not
very far from where we stayed. I easily walked there one afternoon, and along my way I passed Parsons The New School for Design, where Project Runway takes place.

So there I was, right in the middle of the garment district. What fun!

Mood was actually a little hard to find, as the address I had turned out to be a service elevator loading sort of place. After some incorrect directions, I finally found it. There was no sign; I had to go into a small lobby and take the elevator up to the store.

Mood is just packed to the gills with fabric. All kinds, all colors.
I've sometimes wondered, while watching the Runway show, how in the earth do the "students" manage to find just the fabric they want?
There are three different floors, and as you can see, fabric is stacked everywhere!
It sure was fun to stroll around and look at
all the cool fabrics. They had some quilting fabric, but not much, and it was hard to look at because it was all on rolls, not bolts, and stacked on racks.
I hadn't exactly come to New York to buy fabric. I can get plenty of that at home!
But I did come home with one little swatch of fabric. And that made me happy.


  1. Isn't the NYC Garment District fun??? Hope you'll visit my Blog and check out my Giveaway before Thursday!!

  2. Jan, I'm so proud of you for not using shopping bags! Yay! Do you have any photos of you and your fabric ones? I'd love to post it!

  3. Teresa, I don't have any photos, but maybe that's something I can work on.

    Linda, I did check out your blog; I'm a regular there!