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New Season with New Fabrics – Welcome Spring & Summer with a New Look for Your Home #SpruceUp4Spring #WeDoCustom

With the first hint of spring, that instinctive feeling surfaces within us to freshen our homes, lighten the colors and textures and remove that cozy comfort we’ve enjoyed through the winter season. New, fresh and bright fabrics start rolling in and our imaginations soar with creative ideas for change. Each new textile speaks to it’s destination as a pair of pillows, window treatments or a stunning re-upholstery project. The color, the scale, the subtle shade of blue or green seem to call out their perfect place. New flat trims and cording are intentional companions.

This spring unlike any other, we are unwrapping some of the most beautiful decorative fabrics! It’s pure joy to unveil the newest the industry has to offer. Stay connected with Chrysalis Fine Fabrics Tallahassee to #SpruceUp4Spring and bring new life to your spaces. Be inspired with some of our favorite images on Pinterest!

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Whether contemporary or traditional – indoors or out – we have the largest selection of in-stock decorative fabrics in the area.

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Our friendly and talented staff is always ready to welcome you and meet your expectations. Join us Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Saturday 11:00 am – 5 pm at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee’s Market District. Search our #hashtags on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to explore the unexpected results of our labor or projects in process. Contact with questions: chrysalisfab@aol.com or 850-224-2924

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Start the New Year with a New Look for Your Home!

The winter blues (and greens and turquoise) have never looked so good and you’re going to love the huge selection of in stock and special order fabrics at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics Tallahassee. As the area’s largest decorative fabric shop, we are conveniently located in the heart of The Market District at 1410 Market St. between My Favorite Things and Abraham George Patio. Look for the center with the bright blue awnings; we’re right in the corner!

Once inside the beautiful shop, you’ll soon discover that our main focus is excellent customer service. We are more than a designer fabric store – we really love what we do, and get tremendous satisfaction when we help our customers make their homes more beautiful. The end result is a warm and friendly atmosphere in which to create the designs of your dreams. #wedocustom #designsolutions
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Just to sweeten the deal, present this coupon to receive 20% off your purchase of IN STOCK FABRIC. This offer is an exclusive for our email and blog followers. Offer expires Saturday, January 24th at 5pm.
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Today’s the Day!!! Local Artist Pattey Maney is in the House!

tmpm_41Well known local artist Patty Maney, best known for her dog portraits and support of animal rescue will be at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics today and tomorrow from 11:00 am until 2 pm. Featured in Tallahassee Magazine (2013)  A Splash of Zaney tells Patty’s story and shares her love of art and animals.

At our Holiday Pop-up Shoppe, Patty has brought original work, prints, cards and Christmas ornaments. Stop by and chat with Patty, and you may find the perfect gifts for those on your shopping list.

Join us at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee. To learn more about Patty Maney, visit her website at http://www.patteymaney.com

For your convenience you may purchase a gift certificate from Patty or a gift certificate from Chrysalis! Call 850-545-7818 for details.

A Bag for Hope Creates Beautiful Gifts Supporting the Needs of Resident Children of the Big Bend Homeless Coalition Hope Community

Stop by Chrysalis Fine Fabrics at 1410 Market St. in The Market District and enjoy the Holiday Pop-up Shoppe through December 20th. We have been featuring the handmade gifts of local artists and added a nice selection of hostess and monogrammable gifts.

Featured this week is  A Bag For HOPE. Founded in 2009, ABFH is a volunteer project that financially supports the needs of the resident children in the Big Bend Homeless Coalition HOPE Community in Tallahassee. The HOPE children’s library has been renovated with funding from A Bag For HOPE and assistance with the carpentry from an Eagle Scout candidate. The library project was completed in August, 2010. A Bag For HOPE will continue to provide money for routine maintenance of the library and, through its volunteers, will continue to provide books for the children.

In cooperation with several other volunteer organizations, funds contributed by A Bag For HOPE, were vital to the construction of a wonderful playground for the HOPE resident children. An uneven, rutted area on the HOPE campus was transformed into a play space where the children can run, slide, and play, and swing safely.

A Bag For HOPE is continuing to focus its fundraising efforts on providing money for the resident children to go on school field trips and to provide them with tools and supplies to complete school projects. Funds raised from sales will be used to procure necessary documents of identification (birth certificates, social security cards) for the children.

A Bag For HOPE volunteers collect donated fabrics and trims and make them into tote bags, wine bags, gift bags, craft bags and other interesting fabric items. The products are sold at various community events, at home parties, organization meetings, and office luncheons. ALL the money raised at these events is given to the HOPE Community to be used for the children.

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Hand-crafted Pottery, Small Gifts, One-of-a-kind Art with Libby Armstrong!

So much is packed into today’s artist event! Libby Armstrong, local ceramicist and artist, is onsite today along with Erica Passage. They are showing beautifully designed and hand-crafted pieces that are sure to please anyone on your Christmas list!

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Libby Armstrong is a native to the Florida Panhandle and currently lives in Tallahassee. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art and has worked in the art and design fields for several years. She has a passion for clay and operates a multidisciplinary studio from home. Libby currently sells her wares and vintage objects in her shop THE OAK AND THE FERN.

Her inspiration comes from the natural settings found on earth – from the lush aerial gardens of summer kudzu to the nearby beaches and state forests that surround. Libby tries to capture the simple and complex lines and forms found in nature, and always remembers that “nature did it best, and first.”

She looks to landscapes and horizon lines, native flora and fauna, patterns and tones found here on earth and in her native land. An avid traveler and accomplished drawer, she is influenced by other cultures and artistic avenues. All of these components plus her imagination set the imagery and form found in her work. Discover more about Libby at www.libbyarmstrong.com

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Erica Passage is a maker living in Tallahassee, Florida.  She is currently employed at Florida State University as a part-time ceramics instructor and a part-time ceramics studio technician.

Erica graduated in 2007 with a BFA in Ceramics and a BS in K-12 Art Education from Central Michigan University.  In 2013 she graduated from West Virginia University with an MFA in Ceramics. For more info visit www.ericapassage.com

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Enjoy all the artist’s works through December 20th at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics Holiday Pop-up Shoppe! 1410 Market St. in The Market District. Tallahassee. Call for information at 850-224-2924 or email chrysalisfab@aol.com.

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Hot Drinks, Cool Art, Great Gifts! Kick-Off on Wednesday!

You’re invited to explore the HOLIDAY POP-UP GIFT SHOPPE at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics beginning December 3rd.

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Hot Drinks, Cool Art & Great Gifts!

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During this time of year our hearts turn to gathering with friends and relatives. That means our homes need to be guest-ready with new pillows, window treatments or bedding. Perhaps we personalize custom tablecloths, runners, napkins with an embroidered monogram; after all, #wedocustom.

We entertain and are being entertained, so hostess gifts and little special finds are on our lists, too! This holiday season the staff of Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is offering the community an opportunity to explore the work of local artists and artful gifts in an inviting Pop-Up Gift Shoppe.  We’ll have hot cider, coffee or hot chocolate and an assortment of muffins and such. You’re sure to warm up to what we have planned for you.

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Artists include:

  • Suzanne Conner has been creating beautiful art for several years; She blogs passionately about her inspirations at FireflyEvenings.com Chat with Suzanne when she’s in the shop between 11am and 2pm. Her inventory includes original art, prints, cards, mugs (Mugs & Muffins) and more. Always our textile girl, she’s even creating her own fabric these days!
  • Julie Konikoff  of Bluesky Designs is inspired by beautiful things and makes pieces that are timeless, yet on trend. She uses sterling silver, 14kt gold filled wire, genuine semi precious stones, and Swarovski crystal.

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Other artists will be featured as seen on the calendar above and in upcoming blog posts. Be sure to stop by often and discover those perfectly one-of-a kind gifts that your friends and family are sure to treasure.

  • Libby Armstrong
  • Erica Passage
  • Patty Maney
  • Jeanie Wood
  • Linda Grady
  • Pam Tally
  • Stephanie Coughlin
  • Barbara Pace
  • A Bag for Hope
  • GRETCHEN Jacob

 

 

Change Of Seasoning

We’re loving all the new creativity of our dear Suzanne! You may want to follow her too! We understand that she has her own artwork in fabric now!…. shall we stock it at Chrysalis?

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I love the change of seasons…. every single one of them. There is something particularly wonderful about Fall though. Even though my schedule seems to get very busy, my soul wants to slow down and prepare . Prepare for what? I am not sure but it wants everything to slow down to take it all in, to be in the moment, it’s like my soul wants to take a polaroid shot and then wait patiently to see the results. The animals get instinctively busier preparing for the winter, I watch the hummingbirds outside my window getting that last little bit of nectar from the salvia, the squirrels are going nuts gathering them. Maybe for me it is a season of reflection, maybe it is just where I am in my life also, in the autumn of it all. Children grown and married, second career underway, not a perfect life…. but…

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