What began as a simple fabric and upholstery business run out of an Australian home 30 years ago has turned into a 4,000-square-foot business in Chardon.
The Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on August 10 to celebrate the grand reopening of Worthington Fabrics which relocated from Cherry Avenue to 210 Washington Street earlier this year. Owner City White, a Chardon resident, is hosting a series of events through August 15 to show off her new facility which houses roll upon roll of designer and brand name fabric and decorative trim.
Before you think of it as just another hobby store appealing to the sewing crowd, think again. Ms. White offers a host of other products and services including custom made draperies and blinds, wood refinishing and repair, furniture upholstery and alternations. She even takes her work one step further to provide interior design consultation.
“We go to people’s houses and help them put a room together,” says Ms. White, proudly pointing to a before and after slide show which runs continually in the store.
In addition, Ms. White reupholsters cars, boats and motorcycles, installing everything from custom springs to the vinyl leather and the foam. Her services also expand into the commercial realm. She has designed and re-upholstered booths and furniture for local restaurants and provided flame proofing for materials used in schools and commercial businesses.
Because of the relationships she has built over the years, Ms. White says she is able to provide her fabric and materials at much lower prices than would be found in chain stores. For her grand reopening, which runs through August 15, she is offering an additional 50% off storewide on fabric and trim.
Worthington Fabrics is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. She will stay open until 6 p.m. for her re-opening. For more information call 440-285-4009 or visit her website.