about Us

We are a woman-owned, Canadian, small business run by a team of creatives - we love to help you find the perfect fabrics that bring beauty to your home and add more joy to your life!
Sylvia & the Country Clothesline Team

sylvia (she/her)

owner & creative director

sylvia is an entrepreneur and gardener at heart. she loves tending to flowers in her garden and obviously, on country clothesline fabrics! sylvia’s vision for the shop is fulfilled with each happy customer.




sheila (she/her)

shop associate & teacher

sheila is a fabric lover who enjoys experimenting and going off grid with her creations. she hosts our drop-in sewing jam and teaches some of our workshops. sheila encourages students and customers to take on new projects and learn new sewing skills, even if they’re intimidated by them at first! 



barbara (she/her)

shop associate & teacher

barbara is a big fan of english paper piecing, hexagons, french general fabrics and anything to do with cats. when she’s not at work, you can find her gardening, spending time with her husband and cats, planning her next travel adventure and of course, quilting. her current project is the grandmother flower garden quilt.


carolyn (she/her)



carolyn loves when customers show and tell the beautiful sewing projects they have made. she keeps track of our finances and makes sure all our bills are paid. 


heather (she/her)

inventory & website merchandiser

heather likes to sew cute little projects for her cat, pasha, which pasha will ultimately ignore. she is in charge of making all the online products look beautiful for you.  


leanne (she/her)

social media coordinator


leanne is behind the scenes crafting posts and stories for our instagram page! She is a novice hand quilter and loves to explore toronto.


mark (he/him)

special projects


mark helps out with special projects at the shop. his favourite fabric is any fabric with stars and planets.