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« on: March 13, 2008 02:07:18 AM »

Where do you go for your goodies? Like fabrics, bits and bats like buttons? I use ebay etc but of course love browsing and shopping...just wondered!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 05:09:53 AM »

McCullough and Wallis (off Oxford St) (fabric and trimmings)

John Lewis (bo-ring, since they have reduced much of their habby stock)

there's a cute trimmings shop off Sloane Square (don't remember which road it's on)

Hobbycraft (Watford or Greenford)

Liberty's is nice to browse, but I've never bought.

The Bead Shop - Covent Garden off seven dials (it's on a map at seven dials)

can't think of many others off the top of my head! HTH
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008 01:45:41 PM »

I like the "All the Fun of the Fair" Shop http://allthefunofthefair.biz
it is located at Unit 2.8 Kingly Court off Carnaby Street (second floor)
They have a sale going on until 13th of April (-20%)

Peter Jones (Sloane Squ.) also sells haberdashery, but last time I've been there the selection wasn't as great as usual (at least not for yarn, which I was searching for)

If you are a knitter, you will love iKnit http://www.iknit.org.uk/ I haven't been to their new shop yet, but their selection at the old one was great (and the atmosphere was very friendly)
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008 03:56:53 PM »

Berwick Street, Soho, has some interesting fabric stores.

VV Rouloux (?) in Marylebone Lane is a brilliant notions store Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008 01:27:47 PM »

Hi - I've literally just joined Craftster so that I can tell you about a shop I recently discovered (well, an assistant in Libertys told me about it) in London and fell in love with instantly - it's the Cloth House in Soho and it's just filled with beautiful fabrics and bits and bobs - http://www.clothhouse.com/
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008 01:40:28 PM »

when i buy fabric I always go to goldhawk road(hammersmith and city line) it has about five or six fabric shops that sell everything from cashmere suiting to silk paper fabric all at very cheap prices. this is also where most fashion student etc buy there fabric from.

for yarn I go to Prickyourfinger (bethnal green) loop (islington) and the handweavers studio (walthamstow)
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2008 06:48:39 AM »

Hello! There's tons of great places. You just need to know where to look. I've actually just created a guide to London craft spots in the latest issue of my free e-zine Extremely Crafty Ideas at http://www.extremelycrafty.co.uk/Ezine2p4.html.

It includes advice on fabric shops, bead shops, millinery supplies, craft fairs, fashion magazine shops, and where to take crafty classes. Hope this helps! If there are any other questions you have, please let me know and I'll try to help.
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2008 07:02:34 AM »

Not central London but I always shop at Rolls n Rems in Lewisham... two floors jam packed with every material, buttons and ribbon etc you could possibly dream of and at a really reasonable price too!
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2009 06:57:32 AM »

this is all so useful as I am new to London myself and I have been really struggling to find somewhere to buy all my crafting goods!

CHEERS!
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009 05:47:41 AM »

I used to go to the Wimbledon Sewing Centre on Balham High Road
http://www.wimsew.com/acatalog/wimsew_catalog_Sewing_and_Craft_Superstore_2.html

and also the Goldhawk Road for fabrics.

 
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2009 03:36:05 AM »

I second Goldhawk road but don't forget to wonder into Shepherds Bush Market as there are lots of stalls selling material, and one stall selling just ribbon, buttons and zips etc, really reasonable price and very helpful.

Also a good place to buy cheap ballet type shoes, and random cooking ingredients.
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2009 07:53:02 AM »

Not central London but I always shop at Rolls n Rems in Lewisham... two floors jam packed with every material, buttons and ribbon etc you could possibly dream of and at a really reasonable price too!


I second that about rolls and rems, it's a fab shop and they are very helpful.
Also you can often find a lady called Maggie on Lewisham market (not sure what days she does sorry).
Maggie has some great meterials and some of them are only a pound a metre.
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2010 03:36:56 PM »

I forgot, Kleins in Soho is the most amazing haberdashery shop, they stock everything! Cheesy www.kleins.co.uk

And it was VV Rouleaux (www.vvrouleaux.com) for the ribbons, recently featured in Kirsty's Homemade Christmas special on Channel 4.
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