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Recommended brick & mortar shops

wrenkins

Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2018, 12:27:53 PM »
HaHa the thought of my mum buying fabric! She doesn't even know if she still owns a sewing machine as she hasn't seen it for maybe forty years. Knowing my dad...it's hidden where she couldn't find it and throw it out...I hope.
No no no she's one of the RTW brigade in Magees.  0_0 Her little eyes light up and off she goes.
Fashion fades, style is forever!

Tamnymore

Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2018, 13:15:23 PM »
Wow RTW in Magees! If the prices in store are like those on the website she must be a millionaire... or maybe was a millonaire until she spent her millions in there.  ;)
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

wrenkins

Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2018, 13:28:46 PM »
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Fashion fades, style is forever!

Ploshkin

Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2018, 13:47:14 PM »
I made my tweed jacket with Donegal Tweed that I bought in Magees when I was there about 3 years ago.  Their prices must have increased hugely, I think I paid £25/m at that time.  I bought 3m because I didn't know what I was going to do with it and so I've got a goodly lump of it left which is waiting to become a gilet when I get round to it and find a suitable lining.
Life's too short for ironing.

Tamnymore

Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2018, 18:22:46 PM »
Not a fabric shop but a sewing machine (mainly) emporium - Bambers in Eccles, Greater Manchester. I wanted a replacement foot pedal for my Janome as the old one was sticking. Phoned Bambers yesterday morning and the new foot pedal arrived today - pretty good service I think.
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

blackcat001

Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2019, 07:37:00 AM »
North West France

In my short time here, I have located three.

Laval: Tissus du Centre, Route de Fougères, 53000 Laval. It's in an industrial unit on the industrial/retail park where Darty is located (at the Peugeot end).

Rennes: Tissus Myrtille, 173 Rue de Lorient, 35132 Vezin-le-Coquet

Le Mans: Tissus Myrtille, 92 Rue du Moulin aux Moines, 72650 La Chapelle-Saint-Aubin

Addendum.. There is another. Toiles de Mayenne, Le Bourg, Fontaine Daniel, 53100 Saint-Georges-Buttavent. I have not visited inside yet, so can't report accurately as to how good it is. My current understanding is that it has wonderful fabrics for household items and that it is expensive. One day  will check it out.

Of the first three I mentioned, I love them all. Each has a great range of fabrics for just about any purpose from quilting, dressmaking, upholstery, crafting.. anything, really. They also have a great range of yarns and a myriad of haberdashery items. My nearest and dearest is very, very glad the shops are not closer to where we live...  ;)

Lollipop

Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2019, 21:47:56 PM »
Right in the middle of South Yorkshire there is a shop called Walton's Fabrics in Goldthorpe.
They carry a wide range of fabrics at really affordable prices and, if you are so inclined, have loads of dancewear fabrics from suppliers like FunkiFabrics that are about 1/3 of their price.  0_0
Was Sewnanny

LeilaMay

Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2019, 18:13:27 PM »
For P&Q fabrics, I've just visited Barrington Patchwork - in the artisan barn units at Barrington House (Nat Trust property) in Somerset. Great selection, very helpful lady  :)

They have a website at www.barrington-patchwork.co.uk

and are on FB apparently.


[Just popped in to insert a 'c' into pathwork in the link ;)  - now I'm off to have a good look at their website.  :) - Acorn ]
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A happy herd of vintage machines - mostly Singers.

sewingj

Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« Reply #53 on: March 30, 2019, 18:15:32 PM »
Loubodu - near Evesham
@Efemera  alerted me to Loubodu`s online store and I was delighted to see they also have a proper shop only 10 miles from me (I don`t have any other fabric shops locally).  I made my first trip today and was very impressed.  They have been online for a year and the shop open for 6 weeks and are owned by a lovely young mum with a serious fabric addiction.  She has a few woven fabrics but specialises in Oeko-Tex cotton jersey - so it`s not cheap but very nice quality.  For a small shop she has a large selection to choose from.
The shop is on the Blackminster Business Park near Evesham which is a collection of very attractive old buildings, and other units include a wool shop and a weaving shop.  And there`s a very good cafe!
I really hope this will be successful so call in if you are nearby though it is best to check opening on facebook as she sometimes has to close (she`s pretty much a one-woman-band at the moment)
https://www.loubodufabrics.com/shop
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