Links For 16 September 2008

[The Fabric Fairy](
: Source of European, Japanese, and boutique fabrics, notions, and patterns.

[NearSea Naturals](
: Source of organic cotton, hemp, and wool blend fabrics.

[The Bamboo Fabric Store](
: Source of bamboo and bamboo-blend fabrics.

[Fabric Hound](
: Source of European fabrics, notions, and patterns.

[Bunte Fabrics](
: Source of European fabrics, notions, and patterns.

Surprises From Singapore

Imagine my surprise when a package arrived this morning that was stamped _Par Avion_ direct from Singapore. In it was a beautiful swatch of fabric–two yards of a thick, cotton blend woven fabric with gold brocaded geometric borders of varying widths along the length of it. I envision a long, fitted skirt… or a sheath dress with cap sleeves… or even a tailored shirt with long, flowing sleeves that are slit to the elbows, creating a kimono effect.

Timo, you’ve outdone yourself. Thank you.