Michaelanne Hathaway is living her best life as owner operator of Stache Fabrics & Notions. Opening her own brick and mortar store in the creative arts sector feels surreal for her. “It’s really a dream come true to do what you love.”
Hathaway grew up in a fibre-loving home as a child. She picked up sewing naturally and her hobby grew into a lifelong passion. With the help of the introductory business programs at the Small Business Centre, Stache Fabrics & Notions was born. It’s centrally located at 213 King Street inside the iconic Novack’s building. It’s the perfect setting for this positive, community focused arts hub.
One visit to the shop and it’s hard to not feel inspired. The interior has been freshly-painted in whimsical colours and samples of beautiful quilts line the walls. Rolls and rolls of gorgeous materials are available to buy. The shop is more than a place to buy Canadian sourced fabrics and products, a goal Hathaway tries hard to accomplish, it’s a social hub to make friends in the community. Hathaway aims to be as inclusive and invites everyone to the store. It’s an accessible place for all ages, and abilities. Collaborations with other local merchants are always welcome.
Stache will have bins to store your creative project so that customers can drop by on their lunch breaks to work on their pieces. Sewing machine rentals are available. There’s a large backroom for classes such as Learn to Quilt, Learn to Macrame and Quilting Techniques. You can even learn to make your own scrunchie. If a customer has a project idea and needs someone to consult with, Hathaway will gladly guide them. Knitters are and welcome to drop in as well.
Check their website for hours of operations and updates for home product delivery options. www.mystache.ca