aka Fabric Seller Extraordinaire
Cassandra decided she wanted to learn to sew her own clothes a few years ago so bought a machine & a Learn To Sew book and has been at it ever since. She’s working her way towards a Me Made wardrobe but is a wee bit over-optimistic about her sewing speed!
Cassandra’s ‘Can’t Live Without It’ Gadget: Currently it’s been Wonderful Clips and Wash Away Wonder Tape.
Cassandra’s Most Quirky Possession: ‘I’ve moved across Canada twice now. My quirky possessions are in other homes now.’
Cassandra’s Pet Peeve: ‘Slow walkers who take up the entire sidewalk.’
Doll making. Tent construction. Mending sails. Creating wedding dresses. Stitching quilts. All this and everything in between sums up Darlene's experience. Her sewing career started on a treadle, hemming flour sacks into tea towels at her grandma's and she's been at it ever since! Darlene taught visual arts in middle & high school in Manitoba. With her return to St. John's her love of teaching has merged with her passion for fabric, colour & design, and she brings her enthusiasm & skills to The Fabric Merchant.
Sarah learned to sew pajama bottoms when she was 7 years old in her mother?s Girl Scout troop. Throughout elementary and middle school she did many different crafts from beading daisy bracelets to knitting scarves, but it wasn?t until high school that she really dove into sewing. Sarah learned to sew all of her dresses for high school dances with the help of her mom. She learned to install zippers and to read and tailor patterns as her techniques developed throughout high school. After high school, Sarah slowed down on her dress production and started making bags, among other crafts, to sell at a local craft fair near her hometown in Alaska. She was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and has been selling her bags and pouches at craft fairs since 2011. She loves creating her own clothes and other functional items. Sarah moved to St. John's in 2018 and has been teaching at The Fabric Merchant since.
Tucker loves nothing more than greeting you upon arrival at The Fabric Merchant. However be warned he has a tough time understanding that not all people appreciate a sloppy Lab kiss! He also can be a bit of an Attention Glutton and has been known to literally sit on his corgi sibling in an effort to secure all the lovin’!
aka Bennie the Mooch, Bennie the Dude.
Always dapper in his made-to-measure ties & frequently seen free-wheeling down the streets of St. John’s, Ben has quickly become a local canine celebrity. When not snoozing at the shop he’s at home, trying to figure out how to open the fridge to get at the cheese!