My dear friends are celebrating their Silver Wedding anniversary on Valentines day next week. As I was one of the bridesmaids in their wedding, I'm packing the family up and heading to visit them in San Francisco for the party. While I did live in the city for a short time, that was half a lifetime ago... so it's hard to decide what all we will do while we're there.
I'm looking now for a few good options on the fiber or quilt frontier in the Bay Area to explore. I was very sad to hear of Kasuri Dyeworks of Berkeley CA closing several years back. I still have some of the remarkable fabrics I purchased from them. I also just missed the Museum of Craft and Folk Art (SF) which closed at the end of 2012.
So here are some options I've found:
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles This sounds like a good prospect, although the upcoming exhibits don't really sound like they are totally up my alley.
The Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles (Berkeley)
Art Fibers Fine Yarn (San Francisco)
Dharma Trading Company Store (San Rafael) This may be a bit too far, but I love buying my dyeing supplies from Dharma.
Anyone have experience with any of these places (positive or negative) or have a place in the San Francisco Bay Area that they'd highly recommend? I'd love some guidance and promise to share whatever I find!