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Saucelito (sp) shop

creativelass | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

about 30 years ago I was in Saucelito (sp) near San Francisco at a shop full of ROOMS of ribbin and woven bands from all over the world. I bought a few yards of woven band from Czeck or Turkey but any way I would like to find where I can purchase somemore like it. I don’t remember the name of the shop or if it is still there since I now live in North Carolina. Can anyone help me find a good source. Did anyone here every go into that shop? It was awesome.


  1. PollyE | | #1


    I know the shop you are referring to.  It was a small cottage of probably 2 rooms, filled wall to wall and floor to ceiling with ribbon and braided trims.  The braided trims are what I remember most.  It was extremely difficult to make a decision in that shop.  Way too much to choose from.  I did buy some braid trim there in the late 60's.  I know the shop is no longer there now.  I too have wondered if there is one like it somewhere else.  It WAS awesome!!

    1. Teaf | | #2

      I'll never forget that shop in Sausalito!  At the time, there was another almost as magical over in North Berkeley, but I couldn't afford to buy anything in either one!  I hope someone has a 2005 answer for us....

  2. woodruff | | #3

    Here's an ebay trader that a friend of mine has had good transactions with. It's not turkish, but there is some very pretty stuff there:


    1. mem | | #4

      that is such a good site do you know of any others ?

      1. woodruff | | #5

        Not offhand. But you can go back to ebay and type in "braid trim" or something like that. And I bet if you google "elaborate braid trim" you might come up with more sources. I'm betting, though, that Eastern sources will give you the best prices.

  3. DecDiva | | #6

    Hi. I live in Santa Rosa, CA. I don't know of such a place in Sasalito.  I'll check with my ASG sewing friends and get back to you.  What year were you there.?

  4. woodruff | | #7

    Oh, hey, creativelass, I've been meaning to say that your spelling of saucelito is fine. In Spanish, "sauce" means willow, and a "saucelito" is a little willow.

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