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We asked our homeschool questions of our workshop leader, Shirley, and Fabric Spark’s owner, Daryl.
How long have you worked at your business/in this field? How long has your business been in the community?
Fabric Spark is about 8 years old, but we’ve only been in the east end for 4 years. Before that, it was online only.
Shirley is a lifelong sewist and teacher of many things including most things fabric related. She is a teacher and sewing coach for Fabric Spark.
What’s your favourite place in Toronto?
Daryl -I love walking in Wilket Creek, I’ve been doing it since I was a little kid.
Shirley – I grew up on the Humber River but now I call the Don River valley my local hiking space.
What other east-end businesses do you recommend?
Other East End Shops? For Daryl, it’s all about the food:
Mon K (Shirley too)
Sharman’s Proper Pies – (Shirley too)
What are your go-to websites/channels/books for additional info on your skill?
Daryl – Visible Mending and Mending Matters
Shirley – the two books above and for embellishment with Embroidery: Creative Stitching by Sue Spargo