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« on: January 28, 2007 10:50:51 AM »

Just want to share some addresses to my fellow crafters in London area.

Borovicks Fabrics
16 Berwick St., London UK W1F 0HP, Tel: 44.020.7437.2180
Located in central London, Borovick's Fabrics offers bridal fabrics, evening fabrics and theatrical and dancewear fabrics.

Chelsea Textiles
13 Walton Street SW3 2JD, Tel : 44.020.7584.0111
A London fabric design center dedicated to faithful recreations of antique textiles for interiors and furnishings.

Regent St., London UK W1B 5AH; Tel. 44.207.734.1234
The impeccable Liberty (and expensive) offers fabrics and haberdashery, the well-known Liberty fabric store is worth a visit for London fabric hunters.

MacCulloch and Wallis
25 - 26 Dering St., London UK W1R 0BH; Tel: 44.020.7629.0311
Since 1902, the West End's MacCulloch and Wallis has offered fine fabrics, haberdashery and millinery supplies.

Peter Jones
Sloane Square, London UK SW1W 8EL
A London department store offering both fashion fabrics and furnishing fabrics.

RD Franks
Kent House, Market Place, London UK W1W 8HY; Tel: 44.020.7636.1244
London's largest selection of international fashion magazines and books, RD Frank's (locted in the heart of London's West End) also specializes in trend forecasting.

Soho Silks
22 D'Arblay St., London W1: Tel: 44.020.7434.3305
This hip London fabric shop, located in SoHo, specializes in silks, fake fur and animal prints.

Textile King
81 Berwick St., London W1F 8TW Tel: +44.020 7437 7372
A catch-all London fabric shop offering a wide variety of fabrics and notions.

The White House
102 Waterford Rd., London UK SW6 2HA; Tel: 44.020.7629.3521
A London fabric shop for fine linens, including bed linens and terry cloth.

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007 03:39:48 PM »

Thanks for that!

I would also just like to add Walthamstow Market.  There are quite a few fabric stalls selling a huge variety of fabrics for bargain prices.  I get a lot of stuff from there from as low as a pound a metre.

« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007 10:14:16 AM »

I've heard of the Walthamstowe market before and meant to check it out. When is it going and when is the best time to go?

There's also a really dingy little place in Lewisham Rags and Reims. They had quite a bit at cheaper prices.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007 10:39:34 AM »

I would also like to add ...

For those around the SW postcodes try Fabrics Galore, 54 Lavender Hill, SW11 5RH.  This is my local, they have quite a big range and often some really good bargains.  I seldom leave empty-handed  Smiley

And if you're interested in some fantastic patterned fabrics, try going to some of the shops that line the Petticoat Lane market are (particularly Goulston St and Wentworth St, near Aldgate East tube).  They have awesome African prints and Indonesian style batiks.  The market is closed on Saturdays but I think a lot of the stores are open anyway.

I've also heard that Goldhawk road market is good, but haven't gotten around to visiting - can anyone comment?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007 01:06:18 PM »

tuatara, you are correct about Goldhawk road market. There are lots of different shops and stalls that are well worth a visit. I found lots of different printed cottons for 2 a metre as well as very beautiful embroidered fabrics for over 30 a metre and everything in between!

« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007 02:10:41 PM »

Walthamstow market is on every day except Sunday, I think.  Saturday tends to be the busiest and I think there are more stalls then too - that is when I usually go.

« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007 11:34:52 AM »

For felt, fleece, etc for plushies / softies, I found that "Rolls and Rems" in Holloway was very good (21 Seven Sisters Road).  They had a large amount of other fabric in the store, too, of course.

The only things I couldn't get there while assembling a basic starter kit were: some embroidery thread+needles, a sharpie.

Felt squares were priced standard rather than cheap: 45p a square, with a selection of maybe 25 colours.  I think they had some on rolls as well, but can't be sure.  I guess you can call them.

As a newbie, I also found the staff helpful.

Here's their site:

Looks like they have three stores in total:

111 High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6AT
21 Seven Siters Road, Holloway, London, N7 6AN
9 The Concourse, Edmonton Green, London N9 0TY

A girl in walthamstow market told me about this place when I asked her where to buy felt ( I didn't find any felt anywhere in that market, but didn't look exhaustively).

« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010 06:14:24 PM »

Check out William Gee in Dalston, East London- www.williamgee.co.uk

They supply over 2000 products- from linings, zips and threads, to elastic, ribbons, workroom products, and fabrics at really good prices...
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010 09:48:29 AM »

For those a little further SW, there's the Sewing & Craft Superstore at Tooting Bec. It's probably the best port of call for your basics, then you've got loads and loads and LOADS of fabric shops along Upper Tooting Road. Mostly Asian, so you get a beautiful range of patterns and colours and they're a really reasonable price.
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