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Beautiful Fabric & Notions


Bronwen and Catherine have been friends for many years working in theater costuming together. When Covid-19 devastated the theater industry, it caused them to reevaluate their professional focus. Both of them have been interested in sewing education, ecological issues and service projects. This reclaimed fabric thrift store hits all of those notes.

Our mission is to…

1. help the creative community and the environment by bringing one-of-a-kind products back into circulation.

2. help individuals, families and groups find a home for stashes and/or hoards of fabric, yarn, sewing items, etc. that have become a burden to them.

3. teach sewing and fiber arts techniques to others to prevent these arts from becoming extinct.

About Bronwen

Bronwen Burton has over 30 years experience working in the costuming industry. She has worked in all disciplines; theatre, dance, film, and opera. Bronwen has worked for professional companies and educational institutions. Her focus has been, Cutter Draper. She was staff cutter draper at South Coast Repertory and at Opera Pacific before becoming the Costume Shop Manager at Fullerton College. She has a BFA in Costume Design from California Institute of the Arts. She has a wide knowledge of period pattern making and a special place in her heart for 1930s bias draping.

About Catherine

Catherine learned to love the art of sewing as a young child. After years of needle point, counted cross-stitch, crewel & embroidery, she finally took the plunge and learned to sew at a machine. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor’s degree in Apparel Manufacturing and Merchandising with a specialized focus on theater and costuming. She has worked professionally as a costumer in many capacities including: wardrobe manager, stitcher, designer, first hand (assistant to the cutter/draper) and cutter/draper (pattern maker). Catherine has worked in several different theatrical settings including: education, community theater, Shakespeare festivals, opera, regional theater, and large road houses.

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