Winter is finally here!
Though we are experiencing typical Seattle weather at present (cold and rainy), we have a forecast for snow on Christmas morning. It’s been a while since our last department interview, so we thought it would be fun to chat with the fabrics that keep us warm and cozy during these chilly winter days!
Who are you?
I am the flannels, fleeces, and minky department.
Where do you reside at Nancy’s?
Since the store was rearranged this summer, I primarily reside halfway through the store, on the right. During the cooler months, however, I feature some of my wares along the stairs and main walkway.
Do you have a special focus?
Anything cozy! My fabrics are perfect for making blankets, scarves, pajamas, bathrobes, and more!
What is your most recently received product?
Frankly, the most recently received products have been reorders. Restocking our basics in solid colors and the most popular prints and plaids in our fleeces and flannels.
Do you have a current favorite product?
I have two favorites at present.
One is the Mammoth and Shetland Flannel lines from Robert Kaufman. Talk about making cozy fabrics even cozier! These are some of the plushest flannels I have ever encountered.
The Shetland line uses classic weave patterns and colors in updated combinations to create fresh, modern flannels. These are two color yarn-dyes with one hue in the warp and another in the weft. So lovely.
The Mammoth line features different plaids woven from crêpe yarns and the result is marvelous.
In addition to creating a more plush flannel, the texture of the yarn creates a dappling effect between colors.
The other favorite is the fleeces with Seahawks and Sounders prints! It is really fun to see all the projects people make with these.
Any favorite projects you’ve seen made from your wares?
Is it weird to say everything?
One recent fun project is the Laura Ingalls Wilder dress made for the Nancy’s Once Upon a Time raffle using Shetland Flannel.
Another sweet project I’ve seen was pajamas made for the whole family. Mom and dad each had their own plaid and the kids got a third plaid that incorporated colors from the parents’ plaids.
Beyond that, I love that my wares are perfect for last minute gift making. Fun gift ideas include flannel pillow cases, fleece infinity scarves, and quick blankets made of minky!