MONTPELIER — Notion Fabric & Craft celebrated its grand opening on Friday during Montpelier’s annual Moonlight Madness celebration.
The store, located at 68 Main Street in historic downtown Montpelier, brings quality sewing, knitting, and embroidery supplies to Central Vermont’s community of makers.
The grand opening celebration took place from 5-9 p.m. and include cupcakes, refreshments, giveaways, and an exciting raffle with a grand prize of an EverSewn sewing machine.
Notion says they will offer a curated selection of modern fabrics, sewing patterns from independent designers with an emphasis on inclusive sizing, notions for a variety of projects, and knitting, crochet, and embroidery supplies, alongside a community sewing studio offering classes, events, and machine rentals.
Selected brands include Cloud9 Fabrics, Blue Sky Fibers yarn, sewing patterns from Cashmerette, and notions such as handmade scissors from William Whiteley & Sons, a 200-year-old family-owned business from Sheffield, England.
Notion says they will create a welcoming community for area crafters, where fun events and classes and studio passes allow people to craft together.
Upcoming classes include Tote Bags for True Beginners, Make a Shift Dress, and beginner-level classes for knitting and cross-stitch.
Learn to Cross Stitch will feature instructor Anne Mills of Montpelier-based cross stitch company The Stitch Mill.
Owner Mary Margaret Groberg is a Montpelier resident who learned to sew from her mom and is passionate about helping people connect with their creativity and through timeless crafts like sewing and knitting.