Friday was the first time I'd ever been inside the Berkeley showroom for Laura & Kiran, a firm which imports fabric -- mostly handwoven. I stumbled onto their spring sale, which is on for several more days.
Above is an interesting ikat fabric.
The store's website is laurakiran.com, and they're located only a few blocks from New Pieces, at the corner of Page and Fourth in Berkeley (if you are on Gilman, Page is one block south and parallel). I found street parking without difficulty.
I didn't buy anything ... yet.
-- Rachel Holmen