Saturday, 6 April 2013

Shop's Open!

Firstly I need to apologise for the radio silence here on the blog these past few weeks.  We've been - if this is not an understatement - a little busy.  But it's been worth it. Finally we can announce that we have moved into HQ's second home - the wonderful Courtyard Gallery in Wendover!

The fantastic Melanie Bird, who runs both the Courtyard and A Little Bird Told Me Galleries, invited us to increase our small offering of stacks and quarters and we now have nearly 150 fabrics in pre-cut quarters, halves and full metres as well as ribbons, ric rac, buttons and other lovely habby delights on offer.

We're really excited about this next step for HQ - it means we have a space that we can make our own and are now finally able to share face to face our love of beautiful fabrics.
And, with the help of the brilliant Deb Maguire of PlainStitch, we are now able to make reality another of our dreams: to hold sewing classes in our very own space! Details of these classes will be up on the website in the next day or two.
So if you are anywhere near Wendover (and you dedicated followers of fabric shops know that 'near' is a very loose and relative term when it comes to getting your fabric fix!) please do drop in and say hello at The Barn Courtyard, 25 The High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU.  We want to make clear that the shop is an ongoing project which (with a bit of luck and the continued support of you lovely people) will grow into our full time home sometime in the near future. 'The Shopette' is what we are calling it for now but there are so many delicious goodies there already.

Jacqui will of course continue her sterling work looking after our website operations but up until such time as we can acutally be living in the same county (yes, 50 odd miles between us does make things a bit awkward sometimes!) we will be working from seperate bases. We are, however, so excited about what the Gallery has the potential to give us: one base for Fabric HQ.

We are touched by all the support we've had from so many of you truly wonderful people. It would be great to finally meet some of you face to face and spend a little time chatting about what floats our collective boat: Fabric!


New in . . .

What with the massive success of Jill MacDonald's 'What a World' collection, we were astronomically excited (sorry, it's been a long couple of weeks!) about the arrival of her new collection logically entitled 'Out of This World'.

This adorable children's collection makes astronomy fun! The planets, suns, moons, stars, rocket ships and astronauts are all presented in bold primary colours - we love it!

Visit the website for more lovely new arrivals and keep checking back for some exciting haberdashery due in soon. We've been listening to you and have acted!


  1. Truly inspirational. So happy your dreams are turning into reality. Good luck ladies xx

  2. Fantastic. I only wish I lived nearer

  3. Am v excited about running the classes Rae, already been in and bought some of those lovely spacey prints and turning them into egg cosies for the class as we speak! Shopette looks fabulous!