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A family history in Fabric
While you may be familiar with our Berkeley shop and our incredible collection of quality fabrics, you may not know that Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics is the proud legacy of four generations in the textile industry. We’d love to share the story of how the shop as we know it came to be!
 
Steinberg & Sons fabric supply store was established in 1919 in Los Angeles and sold fabric for automobile upholstery. Bob grew up working with his father, grandfather, and uncles in the family business. After years woking as a salesman in the garment sector of the fashion industry during the 50s and early 60s, Bob decided to use his connections and unique flair and take his career in a brand new direction. In 1967, he established Bob Steinberg’s Fabric Emporium on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Bob’s store revolutionized how fabric was sold to retail customers. It was one of the first fabric stores that specialized in natural fiber, with rooms of imported fabrics from all over the world—Italian silks, South American wools, and an incredible collection of cotton prints from India and Africa. When the shop opened, Bob’s daughter Suzan was a young child, and she grew up playing and working in her dad’s shop. 
 
In 1976, Bob moved to Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula and opened up Stonemountain Fabrics (Stonemountain is the translation of Steinberg). From this small, wonderful store, Bob sold the fabrics he purchased through a long-time connection to the L.A. apparel industry. Fabric lovers from all over were very happy to find these garment industry fabrics at great prices. 
 
In 1981, Bob traveled up to Berkeley to visit his daughter Suzan at UC Berkeley and see a Grateful Dead concert—while he was in town, he unexpectedly fell in love with a Berkeley storefront at 2518 Shattuck Avenue. While finishing up studies, Suzan joined her father at the shop and Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics was born—the original store was just 1,000 square feet of the current location. Three expansions and 42 years later, the store has grown into a 6,000-square-foot cornerstone of the Bay Area and national sewing community. We’re so glad to be here!
A family history in fabric
timeless Textiles

Paisley was all the rage when Bob opened his West Hollywood shop in 1967, and it’s become a classic motif that we love to sew with and wear today! Today we stock paisley prints on cotton, rayon, and more—a few favorites include hand-printed fabric from India and imported cottons from Japan!

timeless textiles

Cotton ikat fabrics have been a big part of Stonemountain & Daughter since the beginning! We’ve had a wonderful partnership with one of our original ikat fabric suppliers since the shop opened, and we’ve been thrilled to bring designer deadstock ikats from Laura & Kiran into the shop this year!

timeless textiles

Stonemountain & Daughter has cultivated family connections in the L.A., NYC, and European textile markets for over six decades! These longtime connections have given us the opportunity to bring designer deadstock fabrics into the shop, which has included some amazing wool yardage over the years. Wool challis and wool jersey were popular fashion fabrics back in the day, and because of our ongoing connections we’re able to continue sharing these beautiful fashion fabrics with you today!

timeless textiles

Alexander Henry fabrics have been a fixture of Stonemountain & Daughter since the very beginning. The Alexander Henry design team hand-paints original art for their fabrics—these are fun and unique patterns you won’t find anywhere else! These quilting cottons are high-quality with a nice hand, so they are great for apparel, accessories, and home decor as well.

timeless textiles