Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Haunts of a fabric addict

Here are a couple of fabric places I've found to be worthwhile visiting when you just want to see what's available.

Remnant Warehouse
This store had a good range of fabric for both the fashion sewer and quilters. Their classes seem to be quilting focussed.

Address: 494 botany rd Alexandria open m-f 9-4.30 sat 9-4pm 96987855. Their website is www.theremnantwarehouse.com.au There's also a large Lincraft nearby but it's mainly got prepackaged bulk things.

Curtain Studio
I visited this local favourite on the weekend and spent $10 on three pieces of fabric - a total of five metres. This unassuming place at Homebush sells discount curtain and upholstery fabrics. I've been able to find fabric you could use for more tailored clothing. The signage on the building states Curtain Factory outlet.
Address:
64 - 66 Parramatta Road (9763.7461) near North Strathfield Aldi on George St.

Pitt Trading
Thursday is the day when new fabric arrives here so you have to visit Pitt Trading regularly. The prices are always affordable and down right cheap when you rummage through the range of remnants. I always buy my swimwear fabric and notions because they have the best range and again, it's worth the time.
Address: 274 Rocky Point, San Souci - open Monday to Saturday.
http://sydney.citysearch.com.au/E/V/SYDNE/0014/49/18/1.html or http://www.pitt-trading.com.au/

Cabramatta and Canley Vale
Need I say more. Cabramatta has over six fabric haunts to visit and it's worth making a day of it. Canley Vale has the stores with the notions that you really need too. The food outlets are great.

Knitwit fabric showings
This is when Wendy Gager brings her fabrics to a capital city near you. The store is in Perth, WA and I visited it while on my honeymoon (that's another story). Wendy always brings a swag of one offs fabrics to these showings so when I get the chance, I like to see what she's "bought to town." Last week, there were a healthy range of knit fabrics is a range of colours. The fabric quality is always good so if I can't get to a showing, I know the mail order catalogue is reliable. Because the store is in WA it's simple to call and ask specific questions when placing an order.
Address: Shop 4/142 Stirling Highway (on the corner of Marita Rd, opposite Chelsea Pizza), Nedlands WA 6009.
http://www.knitwit.com.au/ or 1300 85 2122

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