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Fiber Notion

849 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.674601 -73.975716
at Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-230-4148 Send to Phone

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Official Website

fibernotion.com

Hours

Sep-Jul: Mon, noon-6pm; Tue-Thu, 11:30am-7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm; Aug: Tue-Thu, 11:30am-7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Grand Army Plaza

Payment Methods

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Profile

Katherine Ridel worked as a textile designer for more than twenty years before launching Fiber Notion, first as a Website in 2007 and then as a studio and shop for fashion crafts in 2008. The narrow store with clean white walls is easy to overlook, but it holds a surprising array of innovative, high-quality items: There are "charm packs," or color-coordinated swatches of repurposed trend-forecasting fabrics; Japanese papers and linen tape; handmade beads and porcelain buttons; and a carefully chosen selection of cotton, wool, and silk fabrics in jacquards and novelty patterns from around the world. In the back is the fiber room containing felt, mill-end yarn, and various crafting tools like plastic cording and felting needles. The store hosts fee-based individual sewing lessons and classes limited to four students—often in nostalgic, retro arts, from knitting and crochet to sock puppetry and wrapped fiber beading.

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