This year we celebrate 34 years of business in our Berkeley, California store! When my father moved his fabric store from Pacific Grove to Berkeley in 1981 (I was finishing up college at Cal Berkeley) we were surrounded by many fabric stores. Many of you have watched us grow and expand into our current 6,000 square foot treasure, featuring great value on the finest of fabrics, notions, buttons, patterns and, for 19 years, some of the most respected sewing classes in the country.
Yes, it's great that we are still here, but even more so we want to celebrate the amazing community of creators that have built a home in our store.
There's something different about this community that you may notice when you walk through our doors, read our newsletters, scroll through our website, blogs, Instagram and browse our Facebook page; we are so much more than just a Fabric Store!
There is magic in the air! That sizzle of creativity and collaboration is happening! As we all enter this 34th year at StMt&D, my father and I want to invite you to stop by and feel the difference!
Love to you all,
Here is a brief history of our family business, but we know Stonemountain & Daughter's history reaches far beyond our doors. We'd love to hear about your history with StMt&D, whether you're a long-time customer or a newcomer.
Garment sewing is enjoying a resurgence here at Stonemountain. We had a very busy 2014 with our full schedule of classes, and hundreds of you showed up to learn new sewing skills. And hopefully you have been reading our blog regularly to be inspired! We totally understand the satisfaction that you get when you finish a fashion garment that you can actually wear.
As much as you may love to sew, most of you will admit there are days when things just don't go right. Even our accomplished seamstresses and fashion designers will spend some time making silly mistakes, forgetting steps and ripping out their work. We come to expect a certain amount of snarls and errors - it's all part of sewing.
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19 years ago we converted our upstairs into a wonderful sewing studio and have been honored to teach many thousands of sewists of all generations. Today we continue this tradition with inspiring and experienced instructors specializing in Quilting, Garment Sewing and many other classes our customers ask for! See what class inspires you!
While many of the fabric stores have closed, Stonemountain's commitment to finding the best fabrics at affordable prices is stronger than ever. We are finding creative ways to share our excitement through social media. Through our website, email newsletters, Facebook, Instagram, our blogs, Twitter and more we will try to keep the flame of creativity strong! Join us from wherever you are in this Sewing Revolution! Together we are part of the movement toward collaboration, kindness and creativity - one stitch at a time!