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Date: 2/6/06 12:16 PM

My husband and I are going to London for the first time the middle of next month. Of course, I need to fabric shop while I'm there. Can anyone recommend some shops along with addresses? Thanks for your help.

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Date: 2/6/06 12:59 PM

I've never been fabric shopping in London, but am sure others here will be able to give you some good pointers. I came across this website of a London shop though recently, which may interest you! MacCulloch and Wallis

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Date: 2/6/06 1:20 PM

Liberty's - Regent Street!

I always make it a point to go there, although I can only afford to buy if they're having a sale. It's an experience if nothing else.

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Date: 2/6/06 3:16 PM

Check out the London fabric store reviews here at PR:

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Date: 2/6/06 3:23 PM

I am also going to London this year. We are going at the end of May/ early June for 10 days. I can't wait. I am looking to visit a few fabric stores myself.

I found this link on the European PR weekend thread. You may already know about it.

London fabric shops

Marilyn, I hope you will report back and share what fabric stores you visited, and what you bought, etc.

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Date: 2/6/06 4:21 PM

Somebody already mentioned it, but I was going to say Liberty. I lived in England (about 30 mi SW of London) as a teenager, and my mother bought some Liberty prints that I still have. Just can't figure out what to make with them.

I so envy you. =) Have fun!!

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Date: 2/6/06 4:32 PM

Elona, I had done a PR search but nothing came up. I must have put in the wrong/not enough info. Thanks for finding this.

Also, thank you Laura, Jennifer, Lori and Rosephreak. There is no way I'll be able to visit all those shops, at least not this time around. My husband is only good for 2-3 places in the same day, then he drags me along to look at the model railroad shops. I'll check out the fabric stores that are closest to our hotel first, then branch out.

I still have some Liberty fabrics in my stash that I bought 30 years ago at $15/yd. I can't imagine what they go for now.

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Date: 2/6/06 5:34 PM

Well in that case, he can go to Hamleys and you can go to Liberty. They're almost next door!

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Date: 2/6/06 6:44 PM

You've made my day! Thanks.

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Date: 2/7/06 3:14 PM

The Uk sewers thread on the Regional Communities board further down the page has some discussion of London stores - on about page 12. MacCulloch and Wallace isn't what it used to be and nor, as far as I can see is Liberty's, though they do have all their own prints - at very high prices. In fact fabric in the UK does seem to be expensive compared with what I see on the US websites. You are looking at five to ten pounds - say 8 to 17 dollars - a metre minimum. And they seem to sell very few knits. But do try Berwick St in Soho south of Oxford St and the Edgware Road where there is now Jason's close to Edgware Road underground station and Joel's in Church st which turns off eastward a little further north. For ribbons and braids there is VVrouleaux in Marylebone 6 Marylebone High Street
London W1M 3PB
Tel: 020 7224 5179
Fax: 020 7224 5193
Email: marylebone@vvrouleaux.com
Opening Hours - Monday to Saturday (excluding Weds) 9.30am to 6.00pm
Wednesday 10.30am to 6.00pm

and for buttons ( admittedly about five years ago - I really loved the nearby The Button Queen19 Marylebone Lane 020 7935 1505

I hope this helps - have a wonderful time in London

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