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.
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? The 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!
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!
The map fabric was just quirky, another one for the stash 🙂
So I’d better get my patterns sorted and get sewing!!