Category Archives: How to Purchase

I’m in Stitches!

Santa’s elves have been busy sewing. Three outlets, customers finding me and Etsy sales have kept my fingers flying at the sewing machine.Over the holidays you can find Clothworks in town at:

Swift Waters 866 Main St, Willimantic Tuesday-Saturday 11-6.

Kerri Quirk Gallery 861 Main St, Willimantic Wed-Friday 10-6 Saturday 11-3

It’s getting pretty late in the season for custom orders, but if you have an idea, give me a call or email and we can see what we can do.

Give Praise for the Industrial Revolution

Where Can We Find You?

Are you wondering where to buy Clothworks goods over the winter? Fear Not! You can find Hemp bags and clothes in a variety of places.

Mark models The Murph. How can you not wear one?

Swift Waters Artisans Cooperative                                                                                     866 Main Street                                                                                                       Willimantic, CT                                                                                                                  Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-6                                                                                            860-423-1898

Kerri Quirk Gallery                                                                                                                 861 Main Street                                                                                                                       Willimantic, CT 06226

On Line at

Call or e-mail me and make a date to shop at my workshop.

I hope this holds you over until next Summer when I can say once again “See you at the market!”

Staying on Top of things

One size fits all?

I added a new detail to the skirts I make. It asks something of the customer, but I think it is well worth it.What is it? An easy opportunity  to alter your own skirt waistband.

These skirts are the best! Length down to your calves, functional pockets, flowing 100% hemp that softens with washing. They are fitted with an elastic waist band.

If you have ever sewn, or still sew, then you know the elastic is slipped in with a safety pin after the band is sewn on. Perhaps you have had the experience of tired elastic, sagging and stretched, or just too tight or too loose.

What I do with Clothorks Hemp skirts is close the last few stitches on the band with hand stitches. What this means for the wearer, is that you can easily find the hand stitching, open it up and adjust the elastic to your needs.

Look for them at the Coventry Regional Farmers Market. Soon I’ll make them available on line as well!

New Wools are in

I only wish you could feel these wools. They are so soft and have really nice drape. These are suit weight wools from B. Black and Sons. You can read more about them on their website

If you are looking for a sharp looking wool vest, this is the time to order it. They go fast. They aren’t really on the website, so you’ll need to email me with your particulars. The vest is 2 layers of wool, has a sturdy brass zipper and prices out at $90.

When you call or write to talk about the wool, please refer to it by number so we speak the same language. If you click on the image, you’ll get a larger image.

wool Vest -Medium

wool vest medium plus 2 inches length for a tall man (or woman)

New Beginnings….Clothworks reshapes itself.

We are embarking on a new project!  Clothworks is now selling on-line in a Sarah Winter Clothworks store.  As you are looking for our hand made Hemp goods you will find you have 3 ways to shop.

Open for Business Dot Drobney Photo

For our One of a Kind items we’ll direct you to our Etsy Store where you can buy with paypal. If it’s on Etsy, it is already made and we can ship it right out to you.  Or perhaps you’ll stop by the house, or we’ll bump into you on Main street and complete the delivery!

For “Classic Clothworks” stuff we’ll direct you to our on-line shopping cart. As soon as you place your order we will begin production. Generally this takes two weeks for your order to come to the top of the queue and be dyed and sewn. We will put our usual attention to the details of your order. You will still have the option of specifying sleeve size, pocket placement and other details that you care about. “Classic Clothworks” are things like “the Murph,” Sweatshirts and satchels.

Finally, we still take custom orders. For these you will need to email or call us or drop by. We’ll talk your needs over , make a quick sketch and take it from there. We are adding soft sided instrument cases to our usual repetoire. These we will handle as a custom order. Odd shaped bags and boxes which hold things other than instruments would fall into this same category.

It’s been a fast ten months since Clothworks closed its store front.  We are delighted to reshape ourselves into a form that works for all of us. Sustainable means just that and we hope this shape will sustain us all. Hurray for Hemp, Hurray for Local Economy, Hurray for you and me!