Battersea is sort of vaguely on the way to Ikea, which is sort of vaguely on the way to my parents' place (my real destination). So I thought I'd take the opportunity to stop by Fabrics Galore on Lavender Hill.
I'll let the photos do the talking. Suffice it to say, they have a wonderful collection of good quality fabrics. The prices aren't rock bottom, but are really good for the quality on offer. And any shop that greats me with good selection of Liberty (lawns, poplins, twills, jerseys, wools and cord) is a favourite already! Enjoy the tour:
|Liberty of London selection|
|pretty good prices, for Liberty!|
|Lovely soft lawns in vintagey prints|
|Good selection of Alexander Henry prints|
|lovely oilcloth (£14/m)|
|Cotton and poplin (£6/m ish)|
|really lovely, soft flannels (some were Jack Wills!)|
|Plain cottons in lots of colours|
|Lots of linen|
|some of the huge selection of twill|
|really lovely polyester crepe - coming back for autumn sewing|
|some of the huge selection of jersey and knits|
Did I buy anything? Only this:
|Navy blue cotton Ikat (£7/m) and Liberty poplin (£12/m)|
In other news, Mr Pins & Needles made me a little sewing spot (well, he assembled all the furniture and set it up for me).
This is a big deal for me as previously my sewing machine lived in a box behind the sofa, and setting everything up each time I wanted to use it was a real bore and would often just put me off doing any sewing at all. Hurrah for Mr P&N, my hero!
I hope you've all had lovely weekends!
speak soon x