Posted by: michelenel | 27 May, 2013

Here’s hoping for a great fabric day…..

Seeing as I have at least a dozen projects in the pipeline – non quilting related – I thought it would be a good idea to head off and find some fabric for each of them.  Sadly this is more difficult than you would imagine; especially considering we live in what was originally the textile capital of the world!  Most of the decent clothing fabric stores have gone and the few that remain have a very limited choice which makes finding the perfect fabric for a range of items extremely challenging.

I am an avid online shopper but I have yet to become comfortable with the whole buy online notion when it comes to fabric because the look and feel of the cloth is a vital part of the process and you cannot get this from the comfort of your home.  I could of course try to be more prepared and have my projects all lined up and in a timely manner request samples in the mail and then order what I want, but seriously, half the fun of sewing is the spur of the moment decision to make this or that project!

Tomorrow we are off to Manchester on a friends recommendation of a little fabric store that sounds like it may have potential.  If it works out well then it will have been worth the nearly one hour journey.

Here’s hoping that I come back with a nice little pile of lovely fabrics!  I’ll let you know how I get on and if it is worth recommending.  In the meantime, if anyone out there knows of some hidden gems in the North West of England PLEASE let me know.

 

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  1. Good luck on your fabric shopping quest… show us what you purchase!


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