Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sawyer Brook Distinctive Fabrics

What a find! On my recent trip to NH to visit son and family, I became aware that Sawyer Brook has a warehouse showroom located in MA about 35 minutes from son's home. They are open to the public occasionally. They are primarily an online outfit. I emailed ahead of time to see if they would be in. Indeed they were! Hooray! This first picture shows what you see from the street. The sign for their showroom is not actually a door. You have to enter through the door that says *Ramblin Realty* and wind up an old narrow stairwell to their location on the 2nd floor of the warehouse.

Here I am with DGD C standing outside their showroom. What an interesting building - there were lots of antiques in the halls and very little obvious activity. Opening this door led into a fabulous mecca for a fashion fabric addict such as moi.

Here one of the employees cutting some fabric for herself. She was cutting this delicious silk tweed and a rayon batik in similar colors. Alas I had to resist buying exactly what she was cutting (and more). Look how beautiful these pieces are. Oh, and they had coordinating buttons. Lots of other very cool buttons too.
I bought two pieces - a gorgeous purple, navy, pink linen plaid (subtle plaid) and a cute black cotton print with Lycra.


  1. Hi Martha,
    As you can see, I'm behind on my blogging! I live in Manchester, NH so I've been lucky enough to go to Sawyerbook a few times. It is a wonderful store, with a wonderful website. If you are there again, you should take a very, very short ride over to Hudson, MA and go to Artee's on Hudson Street. They are mostly home dec, but have a wonderful supply of silks, and they have a remnant room where I buy many of the pieces I use in handbags and even clothes. Definitely worth checking out and they do have a website as well to get directions.

  2. Sorry -- meant Artee's on Tower St., not Hudson St.!