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Atlantic Fabrics Spring Classes Now Online

For those who didn’t know, Atlantic Fabrics have their sewing, serging, quilting and other craft class schedules on-line now.  Atlantic Fabrics home page

They have classes in Halifax, Dartmouth, New Glasgow, Bridgewater, Truro and Greenwood. Not all classes are at all locations, though. You might want to check various locations either for your convenience, or for classes you’d be willing to travel for if not offered in your location of preference.

Can Dark Denim Be Coupled with Light Fabric in a Garment?

I got some ridiculously cheap stretch denim today. It’s the usual dark navy colour that will run more than some formerly great rivers are today. But like those rivers, it won’t run forever, though it may take a rather long time before it runs only to a negligible amount.

I’ve been told I can wash it to death in hot water, then soak in cold with vinegar, and also with salt, to help set in the remaining colours after that.

But would it ever be set enough that I can sew it with a white denim in a garment?

What about other light fabrics that might resist the denim’s colour running? There must be some that isn’t the waterproof rainwear stuff. Even if it’s a heavy polyester.

And what about white embroidery on denim? Would those threads get stained?

I basically don’t want a dark denim garment, and want to contrast it with something light. What are my options?

Fall Classes Calendar at Atlantic Fabrics Now Available!

Atlantic Fabrics regularly has sewing classes at its location except during summer. Now that fall is upon us, they have posted their class listings for fall in these locations:

Please note that when Atlantic Fabrics takes down the calendars to replace with new ones, the links will be “broken”. That is, you will be getting an error when you click on them. We could have taken the files to embed into our site, but there’s no point leaving content that is obviously out of date, to mislead people into thinking it’s still valid.

Store Locations

  • Bridgewater (no classes) – 2304 Hwy 323, Oakhill (527-2212)
  • Dartmouth – 114 Woodlawn Rd at Staples Plaza (434-7220)
  • Greenwood – Greenwood Mall (765-0600)
  • New Glasgow – 980 East River Road (752-1234)