This is a long promised post! Below are all the fabric and haberdashery shops I’ve come across outside the city centre. I have to admit I haven’t visited all of these yet but I have plans! Just need to make some room by using up some of my (threatening to remove our ability to have guests stay in the spare room) stash! Just to note, I haven’t included any that do interiors fabric only.
Unlike my first Renfrew, the sizing of this one was, as Baby Bear would say, just right. Continue reading
I’ve had the happy fortune to find myself in London a couple of times recently. Top priority of course – checking out fabric shops. Continue reading
Yes, I’m buying a lot more fabric than I’m turning into clothes these days!
I was in London a few weeks ago. My friend Mary has kindly decided to live very close indeed to cheap fabric mecca Goldhawk Road so I have a mosey nearly every time I’m over.
With the other quarter-made wool dress still languishing in a drawer, I’ve embarked on a new project. (That’s the trouble with a tricky pattern. It’s easy to tire of it, with the endpoint seeming so far away, and look around for a quick win elsewhere.) Continue reading
I love tweed so I went in search of it at the RDS Stitching and Craft Fair. As Aoife said, we liked one of Magee’s Full Bundles range so bought one between us. At a half a metre per piece, they’re each just enough for a short skirt. Here’s my choice.
The red vintage wool dress was proving more work than I had anticipated (there’s a surprise), so I decided to divert to the pink tweed for a quick win. Continue reading
Thought it would be handy to group info like this together in the one place. My grand plan is to do a map showing where everywhere I know is but for now I will make do with a list and a few directions!
North City Centre
Henry St http://www.hickeyfabrics.ie
An oldie but a goodie. Not the most exciting fabric selection in the world but they do have most items you’d be after – zips, all colours of thread, lining, beads etc and also, patterns. From memory they carry Simplicity, New Look, Vogue and either Burda or Butterick… One of them they don’t keep but will order.
Hickeys also carries a lot of bridal fabrics. According to the stats on the blog, a lot of people google “bridal fabrics Dublin” or “where can I buy lace in Dublin” so this is your answer! You can also get bridal fabrics and a variety of lace (in lots of colours) in Roisin Cross Silks in Dun Laoghaire – I’ll put more info in an upcoming fabric shops post.
Capel St http://wmtrimmings.com
I love this place. Continue reading