Our cupboards are full. The volunteers are ready. All we need now are plenty of shoppers for both days of the 2012 More Than Just a Yardage Sale on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26.
We all know people who would enjoy the sale if only they knew about it. We’ve emailed everyone an electronic flyer to forward to friends. There are flyers and posters available at the Museum and in the workroom at 401 Richmond St. W. So let’s pass them on or post them where we live, work or play.
Our outreach shouldn’t be limited to people with an interest in fine fabric, yarn, notions or small equipment, although we know they can count on finding wonderful bargains. We should think about broadening the mix of our customers. They don’t have to be sewers, knitters or weavers to find something to enchant.
Anyone who enjoys working with their hands is likely to find something to inspire them. Let friends who enjoy card making, collage, interior design, or Christmas ornaments know about the sale. For those less interested in do-it-yourself, tell them about the one-of-a-kind vintage linens, decorator items and ethnic clothing that are available, as well as the books, household items and beads that make wonderful gifts.
Thanks to everyone who has helped in getting ready for the sale. Now it is time for that final push to bring in shoppers.
More Than Just a Yardage Sale
Friday, May 25: 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 26: 10 am – 1 pm
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Ave. (St. Patrick subway)
Strand News is the online meeting place for members of the Volunteer Association of the Textile Museum of Canada. Our annual fundraisers, including the Textile Bazaar, support Museum programs and exhibitions.