Fabric shop heaven

OMG I’ve just discovered Goldhawk Road in London…it’s like fabric shop heaven. I lived in London for about four years in the 1980’s, Borovicks on Berwick Street was my favourite haunt then, especially for dresses for the nurses balls.

I was staying in and around London last weekend and decided to check out the fabric shops. By chance I had read about Goldhawk Road just a few days before on various blogs so I decided to take the tube to Hammersmith to check it out.Fabric stash

I was like a child in a sweetie shop…there are about a dozen shops within 5 minutes walk of each other! The fabric rolls tend to be on end, packed together, so it’s a bit of a rummage, but it’s well worth it as there’s some gorgeous fabrics there at very reasonable prices. I think there was only one shop I didn’t buy anything in and I could have bought lots more if I didn’t have to carry it across London together with a suitcase…

The purple one in the middle is silk, its beautifully graduated from deep to light purple, I’m planning a maxi skirt but I’m not sure whether to have the dark at the top or the hem, any thoughts? Skirt fabricsThe wool on the right is gorgeous, like felted material, I could only afford enough to make a straight short skirt. The teal is a nice weight of the jersey for another maxi skirt from Ray-stitch in Islington.

 

 

 

Two lovely wools followed for skirts and jackets, it did seem a bit incongruous taking wool back to Yorkshire, but they felt gorgeous!

Wools

 

 

 

 

I’m planning to make shirts out of the grey stripe and embroidered white. The pansy linen was a treat, I’ve got just enough for a top, I hope!Shirt and top fabric

 

 

 

 

The silver taffeta was an impulse buy (like the rest…) I might even line the grey wool jacket with it. The embroidered cream fabric is actually a corduroy, I thought it would make a stunning coat or jacket!

Impulse buys? 025

 

 

 

 

The map fabric was just quirky, another one for the stash 🙂

So I’d better get   my patterns sorted and get sewing!!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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