Weekly UK fabric news update

Focus on…. Emma’s Fabric Studio

I’m not really sure how I’ve missed Emma’s Fabric Studio. I hadn’t spotted the shop at all before last week, and then, in a rather synchronicitous occurrence, I was looking for a hard-to-find Robert Kaufman fabric, and spotted it just here, and a couple of days later, Emma got in touch to introduce herself. Spooky!

I feel a slight blow to my pride as fount of all knowledge on fabric shops (!) that I’ve missed Emma up to now (how? She has 4,000+ likers on her Facebook page!!), because she has a great shop, with lots of fun fabrics from manufacturers Riley Blake Designs, Robert Kaufman and Michael Miller, and all those extras that are so important, such as buttons, wadding, trims and binding. Emma takes particular pride in her stock of fabric bundles (which she says are all named, like Mulberry bags), and I’m not surprised, they look just great.

Pugwash bundle from Emma's Fabric Studio

© Emma’s Fabric Studio

The quality of the images in the shop are just fantastic (a lesson for us all in pretty product photography!) and in the bundle section, there’s a pic of each fabric in the bundle, as well as the bundle itself – which is really going the extra mile for us customers. Emma also places great importance on customer service – and is happy for people to phone to talk about their requirements, colour matches or any specific questions they might have.

Payments are processed with Paypal (or the Paypal credit/debit card facility) and postage is calculated by the weight of your purchase. Here are the other links you need if you want to keep up with shop news:

Emma’s Fabric Studio blog
Emma’s Fabric Studio on Twitter
Emma’s Fabric Studio on Facebook 

Emma is currently having a giveaway on Facebook to celebrate reaching 4000 likers, so if somehow you’ve been as lax as me and failed to find them before, now is the time to take a look.

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Other News

I’m really happy to see that Washi, a long awaited (by me anyway!) collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale has arrived at M is for Make.  I love this scrumptious triangle fabric. M is for Make have a ton of new stuff in – it’s worth checking out Kate’s blog to see what’s what.

Woodland by Natalie Lymer for Lecien is also popping up in various places, including M is for Make, Celtic Fusion Fabrics and Fabric Rehab.

If you are a fan of beautiful Arts & Crafts designs then you’ll find Fabric Freedom’s William Morris fabrics on offer at Doughty’s this week.

Funky Kitsch is a very new shop stocking (at the moment) cottons from Michael Miller & interlock jersey from Znok and Mina Sma. They currently have a special offer of 10% off any first order with the code Firstorder10 at checkout. You can find their Facebook page just here if you’d like to keep up with Funky Kitsch news.

The Fancy Moon Newsletter is now out – with details of lots of new fabrics in and announcing the launch of their Gift Vouchers (hint to anyone who is buying for my birthday in a couple of weeks…!).

Calico Laine have had a bit of a redesign on their website – why not pop round and take a look. Then, you can give your feedback on their Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning one of their fabric goody bags.

Fabric with Love have more stuff in their sale – once you get to the bottom of the first page, don’t forget to click on ‘Next’ to see a 2nd page of fabrics (I missed this at first).

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That’s it for me tonight – it’s time for my supper and a dry martini mixed by dear husband. If you’re here because you were expecting a Focus on… Buying Linen, then many apologies, it’ll be with you next week (it’s taking me longer to write than I thought!).

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