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Stitcher's Stash Shop - Fairfax, VA

Date: 2009-04-30 08:32 pm (UTC)
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Location: 10409-B Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-218-3131
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday - Special Events and Classes

This store is about half cross-stitch and half punch-needle with a few other specialty stitches thrown in. Their pattern collection is about average size - seems to have a lot of samplers. I would have liked to see a greater variety of pattern types and designers, but I still managed to find something for my stash expansion. :-) The proprietor was very helpful, we discussed changing fabric stitch count for the pattern I bought and the benefits and detractions of using the Wisper thread for part of the project as designed by the designer (I'm still undecided; she chose not to use it because she used 1x1 28 count and the design was meant for 1x1 on 22 count.)

Prices seemed to be standard. They had some Lizzie Kate's bundled with fabric (not the double patterns) for $8.50, but also had the patterns by themselves for $4.50.

She had a nice selection of threads and fabric. They had Weeks Dye Works Wool Fabric which was something I hadn't seen before. Not sure what that is used for. There was also a framer's shop attached to the needlework shop. She offered to ship something to me if I decided I would like it at a later date (I do not live locally.)

Overall I was very pleased with the shop. Its location in downtown Fairfax is very nice. Next to some good food! ;-)


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