The 2nd Woodlawn Street Market was held on April 11th this spring. Bib & Tucker Sew-Op was open throughout the festival and we met many of our neighbors from Crestwood, Forest Park, Woodlawn and Eastlake. We heard more often than not, "I see your colorful windows when I drive past for work during the week and just wondered what you guys were - community center? Fabric store?" It was a great chance to field questions about the Sew-Op and we passed out over sixty calendars of up-coming classes, work sessions and open houses. We also offered more chances on our opportunity quilt, which we will draw a winner for the Tuesday before Mother's Day.
As ever, the market offered members the opportunity to see what items sell better than others. We had pot holders, coasters, pillows, fabric bowls, felt cube rattles and "wild things" for sale and the most successful item by far was the "wild thing" made by the mother of a Sew-Op member. She used sock and glove remnants to created these exciting stuffed creatures, which are wholly individual from one another. The pursuit for the perfect, marketable item continues!
Bib & Tucker Sew-Op is a sewing co-op located at the convergence of Woodlawn, Crestwood North and Avondale.