Santa Fe Fabrics
After over 5 years of serving Santa Fe and beyond with beautiful fabrics from all genres from around the world, Jack and I are ready for new horizons and more family time. We are so grateful for the experience of building and running a glorious place of such inspiration and joy. This is not a closure due to financial problems; thank heavens we’ve always been able to attract a lot of you fabric addicts and our business is thriving. It’s a matter of us needing more time off for travel and relaxation; we will miss the store and all of you!
Though it takes an enormous investment in knowledge, time, and finances, we still hope that someday, someone with plenty of all of these will revive a store something like this. It will take a unique person who is focused on furthering the mission of offering fabric, notions, buttons, trims, patterns, learning opportunities and community involvement to the enormous number of Santa Fe creatives who desperately need it and thrive on it. If there may be a small role for me (buyer?) I would be honored.
Having this store has certainly been an unbelievable experience for me; it’s been an evolving work of art that I feel I was meant to pursue because of my strange, unstoppable need to converse with fabric. In the process I’ve been able to bask in your endless creativity, kindness, and support, and to truly see how deeply important textiles are to humanity. This store has been waaaay beyond my wildest dreams.
Currently we are winding down and only re-ordering Oilcloth and a few other things, but we still have hundreds, perhaps thousands, of beautiful cottons, linens, wools, rayons and silks come from around the world. There are also sustainable fabrics, knits, designer ends, artisan pieces, buttons, upholstery and drapery fabrics, Southwestern fabrics, many patterns, and gorgeous laces.
We do not know a real end date, but it will probably be this summer. All news, discounts, hours, etc., will be posted here and emailed, so sign up to be on the list!
Happy trails, and thank you.
Santa Fe Fabrics
We’re located at 1100 Don Diego in Santa Fe, next door to the wonderful bakery/coffee shop Dulce, near the corner of Cordova and Don Diego. (505) 988-5888.
After decades of encountering difficulty finding good fabrics, in 2010 Nancy Arnold created Santa Fe Fabrics. Her philosophy is that creative inspiration must begin with a beautiful fabric. The store is staffed by a team of expert seamstresses including fashion expert Consuelo, textile gurus Linda and Jenny, and of course Nancy! We all have a passion for beautiful, hard to find fabrics, and for making this one of the best fabric shops in the country.
Santa Fe Fabrics has grown to become one of the busiest and best fabric stores in the country because we’re bursting with inventive creations! The luscious natural cottons, wools, linens, rayons and silks may remind you of the fabrics that you grew up with. We also have a fantastic selection of sustainable, designer, and ethnic fabrics, one-of-a-kind textile treasures, beautiful basics, notions, buttons, linings, interfacings, laces, and a lot of creative inspiration. Of course, there are many fabrics, buttons and trims inspired by the Southwest and the West. The selection always changes so the website is never 100% accurate; we get new things daily!!
Thank you for helping to make this shop a beloved Santa Fe landmark of beauty, inspiration and fun for those who love textiles.