New Shops for the Big List
I’ve got plans to expand on my Big List of UK Fabric Shops with some articles pointing people in the direction of specialists in certain fabrics (and hopefully haberdashery and notions in the future too). So in pursuit of this aim (which I don’t see happening before Xmas, but you never know..), I thought I’d start to add to the list with shops that offer something a bit unusual or hard to find. I’d be so delighted to have more recommendations!
First up is the Handmade Presents Wool Shop. I’ve included them in the list because they have a wonderful stock of glorious pure wool felt – which is light years away from some of the sometimes unpleasant and flimsy acrylic stuff that seems to be the norm. I’ve ordered from here many times and have always had fantastic service – the quality of the felt is brilliant and the colours are gorgeous. It’s not cheap, but it’s totally wonderful and you can buy it in quite small pieces, which makes it a bit more affordable. It’s the sort of stuff that would be great for making stuffed toys for Christmas presents and for tree decorations too.
Offers and Discounts
River Fabrics has the gorgeous Momo Firebird Fat Quarter packs at special discounted prices at the moment – if you buy a set of 13 FQs then it works out at around £1.80 per FQ – a brilliant price for such gorgeous fabrics.
Pop round and follow Seamstar UK on Twitter and check out Courtney’s profile for info on how to get 15% off on some amazing Kokka, Alexander Henry and Michael Miller fabrics. This offer ends at midnight so get a move on!
There’s 15% off Christmas fabrics at Prints to Polka Dots at the moment (with the voucher code vncm09). They have some lovely stuff – I am finding it very difficult to resist Michael Miller’s Snow Monkeys – how cute is that!?
Giveaways and Freebies
The Sewing Directory is having a big giveaway to celebrate its 6 month anniversary – here are the details. There are 6 brilliant prizes to celebrate each of their 6 months. Bear in mind that the closing date is 6pm on 28th September 2010, so get moving…
There is still JUST time to enter our own blog giveaway… I’ll make the draw on Thursday this week – all you need to do to enter is to become a follower of Very Berry on Facebook or leave a comment on our Giveaway blog post.