Just half a block down, almost next door to the 1776 Log House Restaurant where we had lunch yesterday, is Batiks Etcetera! Or Sew What Fabrics ---it’s a shop with two names, and I’m not sure which one to call them!
It just so happened that we arrived on their Birthday Sale ----and the 6 of us set out to celebrate in a very birthday party like manner.
The shop is found in a darling old house painted the cheeriest of yellows with white trim. Open the door, step inside the foyer --- and you will be amazed at all that is in there!
Aisle after aisle of luscious fabrics fill every room, nook & cranny in this house!
Yes, they are known for their batiks, but there are other fabrics too --- loads of cute patterns, books and notions to make any project possible.
Every inch of the shop is filled with shelves full of fabric in every possible color and pattern.
Yes, EVERY CORNER!!
No, this is NOT fabric --- but they are also the local Pfaff dealer, and there was this vintage Pfaff on display ---NOT FOR SALE! And that was lucky for me. Especially in hind sight ---last night I found myself watching “Hoarders” while working on the laptop tackling mail, and lo and behold ----the Hoarder Woman in question had TEN sewing machines and couldn’t let any of them go. UHOH!!!!! No, I am NOT taking any more home for a while! Ahem!!
I did however – find myself detoured by THIS sign:
Follow the arrows! How could I not! Actually, because it was the Birthday Sale even the sale room stuff was FURTHER on sale. Fabric on bolts in the sale room are usually 25% off. However, if you empty the bolt….it’s 40% off. And they had this crazy “SPIN THE WHEEL” thing going on downstairs upon checkout ---spin the wheel and get an additional amount off. I bought two bolt ends and two remnants –spun the wheel and saved ANOTHER 25% off. Just a fun day --- of course all 6 of us were egging each other on.
THE SALE ROOM!!!
It was a great stop, and I hope my travels will bring me back this way again. I’ve been past Wytheville many times ---it’s only about 2 hours up the road from me, but if I’m leaving home by 6 am ---as I would when on a drive up to Ohio, by the time I pass Wytheville, it’s still early and they aren’t open yet. On the way home, they are usually also closed by the time I pass by. I’ll have to see if I can do better in my planning in the future!
As this posts, we should still be sewing our brains out in Floyd! I’ll catch up with you again as soon as I have wifi or cell service!