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Date: 7/3/07 8:57 AM

I've just moved to Ireland, and I'm struggling to get together the basics to start sewing again. I'm trying to determine where I should get a machine from, and I'm struggling to turn up a reasonable source of fabric. Is there anyone out there familiar with the Dublin area who could give me some pointers? Thanks!

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Date: 7/4/07 1:48 PM

No sorry , but bumping this up for you! Good luck and I hope you enjoy living in Ireland.

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Date: 7/12/07 7:44 AM

Come on there must be some sewers in Ireland!!!!!!!!!

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Date: 7/12/07 9:28 PM

I don't know about machines, but there is a fabric store called Hickey's in St.Stephen's Green.

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Date: 7/12/07 9:30 PM

How about a voltage converter for your old machine?

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Date: 7/13/07 7:57 AM

There is an Ireland board over on Craftster (www.craftster.org). You might find some help there. Best of luck!

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Date: 7/15/07 3:20 AM

Thank you all for the tips! Unfortunately, I've tried out Hickey's and they seem to be more of a home decor place with not a lot in the way of apparel fabric. I considered bringing my old machine, but at about $100 for a voltage converter and at least $100 to ship it just seems more practical to buy one here since mine was pretty basic. I think I've found a store that can order one for me (though at twice the price I'd be paying for it in the US ).
I really appreciate the crafting board site...that's probably the ideal place to find other people looking for this kind of stuff. Thanks!

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Date: 7/15/07 2:44 PM

Hey Christina,

I don't suppose you know of a place to pick up Patrones in Dublin?

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Date: 7/16/07 4:19 PM

Sorry, I'm afraid you've completely lost me...are these a type of cigar?

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Date: 7/17/07 5:36 AM

Hiya, I am not in Ireland but I think there is a store, or maybe only an on line store, I am not sure, called Craftswoman Fabrics. I haven't tried it, as I don't find the web site easy to navigate, but at one time there were a lot of swatches from this company in the Vogue patterns magazine and they looked lovely quality (not cheap though I don't recall them being dreadfully expensive either). You can find their address if you put their name into Google.

For your sewing machine, try Sewing Machines Direct. They are Internet/Mail order. Based in England but they ship overseas as far as I am aware and perhaps to Ireland it wouldn't be too expensive.

Hope you are settling in OK and that you find some sewing outlets soon. If Ireland is anything like England, the availability of sewing outlets is extremely poor unfortunately. I think that the KNitting and Stitching SHow goes to Dublin now. It is run by Twisted Thread. Might be worth looking into if you are near there since the one in England tends to be where I stock up for the year.

Jenni

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