What’s the 411 on Riri Zippers?
Carol, I suppose I should address this question to you: In the latest Threads (March, 2005), I was fascinated by Judy Neukam’s article on Riri Zippers [“Tools of the Trade,” page 74]. I went to the website and they are gorgeous. I’ve also, per her article, e-mailed my two favorite Bernina stores with no response. I also asked today at Banksville, and they haven’t seen or heard about them. Is there any place local to Connecticut/New York City where I can actually go to see them? In New York, perhaps?
I, too would love to see them in person. I tried to email the website for information, but didn't get anywhere. However, I just got a "new products" email from The Sewing Place (http://www.thesewingplace.com) that they have started to carry them. Unfortunately, the pictures aren't the best I've ever seen, but they have a lot of styles and good descriptions.
Thanks, kjp; that's a great resource. I may just order one to see it firsthand, then go from there. Can't believe it's so difficult to find this resource closer to home (NYC).
I know what you mean! I'm in central Jersey (though I don't shop in the city much!) I am doing more and more of my fabric/notion shopping online. So far, so good. I think I'm going to do the same thing to see the zippers first hand. Right now I'm working on warm - ups to wear for a new job. Maybe I'll order a fun one for a jacker!
I went to Riris web site and the info at least about the zippers is good. Then I sent an e-mail to which I got a prompt reply that as soon as they had retailers that they would e mail me and then a few weeks later they sent me a list of retailers, but not the Sewing Place?
I think the Sewing Place just started carrying them in the past week or so. I get emails from them of what's new. I didn't have as good luck with getting information from riri. They emailed me in reply to my request, but never emailed or sent me a list of retailers. Did they have any in the NY NJ area? I would love to see them. I have a gorgeous sweater I knit last year that I didn't use buttonholes because I liked the way the model wore it. Unfortunately, it needs something to keep it from rolling open. The zipper I was looking at yesterday online is about $28. Alot to spend sight unseen!
No, there was no one in the NYC area, big disappointment and I too would like to actgually see one before ai buy! All of the stores are on the west coast, including Alaska! But nothing here in the metro area. Actually, I asked for a list of retail stores, not mailorder.
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