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Does any one have any suggestions?
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Date: 11/7/13 12:07 PM

We are making a week long trip to Amsterdam next week and I would welcome any shopping/browsing suggestions for dressmaking fabrics and possibly notions etc. I like to bring back one special or unusual piece of fabric from each trip we make as a souvenir. I have a longsuffering DH who will generally spending a couple of hours browsing with me but a long journey by public transport out of the city centre is probably more than he will tolerate!
Any other suggestions about things to do or see would also be very welcome.

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Date: 11/7/13 1:46 PM

In the Albert Cuypstraat you will find two shops for fabrics.
Nr 224a : Nanucci Tessuti
nr 186 : Boerenbonthal

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Date: 11/7/13 1:55 PM

Also in the center (and not too far the Albert Cuyp straat): a shop with the name "Boeken", Hoogstraat 31. This is a shop consisting of 3 old, small shops. Narrow corridors but filled up to the ceiling with fabric and notions.
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Date: 11/10/13 12:51 PM

Thank you so much for the suggestions. We travel tomorrow and should be there for lunch. I will let you know how I get on.

Liz

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Date: 11/15/13 3:41 PM

Hey Gals,

I noticed some folds of really interesting fabrics on your blogs and posts. Do you have a certain minimum yardage that you buy when you find something 'neat' and know it'll be awhile before you return to that area?

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Date: 11/24/13 5:08 PM

We had a fabulous time in Amsterdam - the weather could have been drier but everything else was great. The fabric shops on Albert Cuypstraat were incredible. I was like a child in a toystore all morning on Wednesday. Boerenbonthal had the most amazing selection of good quality knits and basic fabrics in such a wide range of colours. They would be my go to store if I lived significantly closer than I do!

Nanucci Tessuti was unbelievable. The fabrics especially the designer suiting and coatings were glorious and they had a length of the most amazing faux shearling that felt and draped better than the real thing. However neither my wallet or my current lifestyle could justify spending so much (DH was looking a little green as he checked some of the labels as well). If and when my tailoring skills improve to the point where I can face cutting into fabric priced at 140 euros I will be back.

Because of airline weight and space restraints I could only bring one piece home with me so after much to-ing and fro-ing between 3 or 4 stores I settled on 3 metres of saffron yellow boiled wool which will make a jacket or short coat when I settle on a pattern.

Gene - when I buy fabric without a specific project in mind I usually buy 3-4 metres of jacket or bottom weight fabrics or 2-3 metres for shirt weight or knits. Others may go for less but I'm 5ft 10 and wear RTW size 22(UK) so need a fair amount of both length and circumference. Hope this helps.

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