Sunday fabric news

Echino at Celtic Fusion FabricsCeltic Fusion Fabric’s new website is up and running and is looking super-stylish – I’m loving the funky new front page and logo. There’s lots of cool search and browse options, and the site is running MUCH faster than the old one, which is a real bonus. To celebrate the new site launch there is a 10% discount until 14 May – you need the following code:  newwebsitecode1. Enjoy your browsing and a big well done to CFF on all the hard work that must have gone into this.

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Vintage dishes at M is for MakeKate at M is for Make has added some Echino fabrics to her sale section – also included in the sale is this cute Vintage Dishes fabric, part of Melody Miller’s Ruby Star Rising collection. And a reminder to check out the brilliant collection of Japanese sewing books at M is for Make – there’s some new ones in stock, including the amusingly titled She has a Mannish Style.

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New in at Doughty’s are some fabrics from the V&A Museum range. These are all quite small prints in mostly muted colours – but many are extremely attractive in a quiet way – and at £7.49 per metre, they’re also great value.

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Daisy from the V&A shopOn the subject of V&A fabrics, there’s still some gorgeous retro fabrics on sale at the V&A Museum Shop – if you went to the Quilt exhibition last year, you will recognise some of these lovely fabrics, which have been reproduced from designs in the V&A’s quilt collection.  I dithered about buying some when I visited the exhibition – I’m quite glad I didn’t because they’re far more affordable now! There’s also a few new prints available – like this very pretty daisy design.

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Wild Rye, Teal, by Dan Bennett at Cotton PatchThe Cotton Patch have added some more of Dan Bennett’s stunning fabrics for Rowan to their range. Apparently they are proving very popular designs and I am not at all surprised – these fabrics are GORGEOUS. The new fabrics include this one, called Wild Rye (Teal).

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Fiona has another great competition for you over at The Sewing Directory – you have the opportunity to win a pattern and 2 metres of fabric of your choice from the brilliant Sewbox. A very generous prize – and you have until Tues 10th May to enter.

UK Fabric Sellers on Etsy

I thought it would be useful and fun to have a list of UK based fabric sellers on Etsy and Folksy. I’m going to start with Etsy, and I’ll do Folksy next time.

Scarlett Rose
A lovely selection of bits and pieces of Liberty Tana Lawn.

Helen Rawlinson
Stunning handprinted fabrics. Here’s Helen’s blog too.

MissElany
More lovely Liberty Tana Lawn. You can also keep up MissElany on Facebook.

Lupin Handmade
A rainbow array of lovely felt squares. Lupin’s Bugs and Fishes blog is always worth a read.

Summersville
Gorgeous handprinted fabrics by Lu Summers – who blogs here at Summersville.

Vintage Tea Wagon
A small selection of lovely vintage fabrics. There’s also a lovely blog – Tea Wagon Tales.

Little Miss Quarter
Very attractive printed fabrics.

I’m sure there are more – do give me a shout if you know of any, or sell fabrics on Etsy yourself.

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