Friday, September 23, 2011

Volunteer Sew-A-Thon

Join Craft Land, Brest Friends and Brother Sewing Machines in supporting breast cancer awareness in Dubai! The Sew-A-Thon takes place for 12 hours each day on Friday October 21st and Saturday October 22nd at Town Center. Craft Land and ARTE artisans will be on hand for the event with surprise "portion of sale" promotions!

Here's how you can help:

Volunteers are needed for to make special cushions and bags for women undergoing breast cancer treatment; the care packs will be distributed via Brest Friends and medical networks in the UAE. We need volunteers who can use a sewing machine, but it's ok if you don't know how...we also need willing hands for cutting, stuffing, finishing etc. So mums who sew can bring along kids (or husbands or friends) who want to help too! And don't worry -- you don't need to sign up for the whole 24 hours - Sign up for as many two-hour shifts as you like!

Supplies and instruction are provided by Craft Land. Sewing machines are being donated for the event by Brother, and will be for sale afterwards with all proceeds being given to Brest Friends.

To volunteer, simply email Jennifer Haack at: or stop in to Craft Land and sign up in person. Sign up today, and encourage friends and family to join in too... All volunteers will get a goody bag for helping out, not to mention the reward of feeling great for helping someone who's going through a tough time!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Trade for Aid donations

Thank you to all who donated sewing machines and crafting supplies during our Ramadan Trade for Aid event!

This past Sunday, Jennifer and Kay delivered the donated items to Manzil School in Sharjah.
We collected and donated 8 sewing machines, a big box of yarn, a big box of tools, books patterns and so on, plus a roll of fabric. The students at Manzil were really happy to receive all the goodies, and the teacher is going to start teaching the students how to sew right away. They will be using the sewing machines for fun and profit -- we may even be able to sell some of their handmade goods in our shop in the future!

Jennifer receiving Thank-You chocolates from the students

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New fabric from Japan

Gorgeous new Florals from Lecien

We've just unpacked dozens of new fabrics from high-quality Japanese manufacturer, Lecien. Drop in soon to see the beautiful florals, and myriad dots & checks, and try out one of our great quilt patterns!

Our staff is always ready to help you choose fabrics for your next quilt!
These 100% cotton fabrics are also great for kids' and adults' clothes, pajamas, craft projects...the sky's the limit.

Try one of these single quilt patterns

And, added bonus, to help make room for all our fabulous new fabric we have a huge selection of fabrics discounted! Stock up now while the prices are so low!