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« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2009 04:19:17 AM »

'Sew Fantastic' on Upper Street, Islington (near Angel tube) is great for unusual fabrics. The owner is kind of quirky and sometimes he closes the shop or doesn't open it at the times the shop-sign states. But it's definitely worth checking out. And they have some buttons too. If you can make it down to Spitalfields on a Thursday afternoon, there's the vintage market, which has one or two stalls selling vintage buttons.
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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2009 09:17:54 PM »

I lived in London two years ago, and am coming back to the UK for a visit this September! Y'all are getting me super excited!! Squeeeee!  Grin

I loved Walthamstow market too - SO MANY fabulous, cheap fabrics and trimmings. Goldhawk Lane tube had some great shops for natural fabrics - silks and wools - and has anyone mentioned the gorgeous bead shop in Neal's yard in SoHo yet? I still have bags of semi-precious stuff I loaded up on (it's downstairs).... er, okay, so my boyfriend and I have bags of stuff WE loaded up on!  Wink

For inspiration, I liked Brick Lane weekend markets, but my very favourite London market was Spitalfields; so many beautiful crafts!

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« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2009 02:42:36 AM »

Yes, the Soho shop was the one I referred to in Covent Garden :-) It's lovely, but a little overpriced.

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« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2009 06:45:01 AM »

walthamstow market sounds like HEAVEN! i may need to take a wee trip out there to see what's what as I have to make to 'zombie inspired' costume for the Day of the Dead zombie ball soon....


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« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2009 11:39:44 AM »

lmao i live in walthamstow less than a block from the market! i'd love to meet up and shop with other craftsters, pm me!
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2009 06:17:23 PM »

Just to say, I visited Walthamstow recently and apparently things are happening. There were definitely fewer fabric shops than previously and some of the ones that still existed were completely different. The visit was a little disappointing compared to how super exciting it normally is.  Undecided
Probably still worth visiting though, especially on market days.
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2009 10:52:49 AM »

On Burda Fashion, there's a little guide with some shops in London (fabrics, buttons, trims...) for the sewer:
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2009 04:50:33 AM »

Rolls and rems is the main one i go to in lewisham,
I know they have a couple of shops around london.

and just discovered the last year a lovely man that sells haberdashery on a stall in bromely craft market,
he it there every saturday, very good prices.

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« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2009 05:38:30 PM »

I like Rolls & Rems in Lewisham.

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« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2009 02:01:49 PM »

I went to Walthamstow a couple of weeks ago and I was very dissapointed. The stores weren't that great. There were a few 50p stores but the quality was poor. I don't know much about fabric but my aunt and mum do, and they insisted they tag along so I didn't make any impulse buys  Wink.

I bought some red cotton (1 per metre) and some dress fabric (1.50 per metre) at two stalls. I have to say that the choice and quality at these particular stalls was fab and I will be returning here just for them. Its not far from my mums so perfect if visiting her but I live in SE London so its not as if I can go at the drop of a hat. 

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