Focus on… Eclectic Maker
Eclectic Maker made a confident debut on the UK online fabric shop scene in 2011 – I love a shop that arrives with a well thought out design, great stock and a welcoming vibe. Browsing the fabrics, the emphasis is definitely on the sophisticated end of the market, with designers such as Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Tanya Whelan, Anna Maria Horner and Joel Dewberry well represented.
(photo © Eclectic Maker)
There are lots of buying options – with FQs, yardage, FQ bundles and pre-cuts are all available. There are also sewing patterns, and a small but useful range of haberdashery and notions, including wadding/batting and Vilene. Finding what you want couldn’t be easier – you can browse by designer, colour, theme, collection, and type of fabric, or you can do a keyword search to get directly where you want to go. Delivery prices are on a sliding scale, with a maximum cost of £3.50 – orders over £50 are delivered free of charge. Payment can be made by credit or debit card, or Paypal. It’s very hard to find fault here, so pop round and have a look!
The Sewing Directory are having a giveaway in conjunction with Blooming Felt – 2 lucky winners will get a £10 voucher to spend in store. Great prize! You have until Tues 6 March 2012 to enter. Whilst we’re on the subject of Blooming Felt, and carrying on from the Focus on Felt post last week, BF are now selling very cute Mini Felt Rolls – well worth a look.
(photo © Blooming Felt)
The Sewing Directory are also having a fabric giveaway to celebrate their 4,000 follower milestone on Twitter. You just need to pop round to the Sewing Directory profile page on Twitter (before midnight Monday 27 Feb) to find out more.
If you’re fan of vintage fabrics and haberdashery you might want to pop round to The Spinsters Emporium sale section, where you can get an extra 15% off sale prices with the code ‘salefeb’ in the discount code box.
(photo © The Spinster’s Emporium)
If you are in need of some inexpensive patchwork and quilting inspiration then Country and Coast Crafts and Quilts have some discounted magazines on offer at the moment – including back issues of Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine and more.
I haven’t been round to Saints and Pinners for a while (I can’t keep up with everything!), but I had a little visit today, and I’m really impressed by the improvements to their web shop, it’s much easier to navigate now, with lots of browsing options, and a lot less clicking to get from fabric to fabric. I’m not sure how many of these are new or not, but the Fabric Packs are looking fantastic.
That’s it for me today, I’ll be back tomorrow with a lovely giveaway to brighten up your Monday!