London Shops/ Suppliers UK
This is a list of my most used Real Live People/Shops in London. This version has *real working links* and is by material; Machines, fabrics, wigs, etc. I’m getting a bit better w/this WordPress editor now :)
Map to follow
thesewingcentre.co.u -Battersea Sewing supplies(Mainly machines, hard to get to with out car, but they deliver next day)( they have good servicemen recommendations as well.)
http://www.craftysewer.com/acatalog/wimsew_catalog_New_Industrial_75.html – Industrial machines sales, used/new & repair, don’t be fooled by Craftstore front, they have HUGE display room w/hundreds of new/used machines.
BEADS:http://www.londonbeadco.co.uk/index.html – beads, some online, most in shop.
MILLINERY (hat making)/FLORAL:
http://www.millinerwarehouse.co.uk/ – millinery supplies
http://www.bltrimmings.com/contact/contact.html – small selection of basics, but lots of trimmings
http://www.atlantisart.co.uk/ – Art supplies, possibly the most frustrating online catalogue Evah! But brilliant store
http://cassart.co.uk/shops_01.htm -Art supplies, biggest shop is at Angel/Islington N1 8AB
http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/index.jsp?linktype=topnav_BandQLogo – seriously, so many supplies can be bought at hardware stores for cheaper; wire,mesh, tools etc.
http://www.newtrimmings.net/ – around the corner from Barnett&Lawson often 30-50% less expensive, can order bulk as well.
http://www.bltrimmings.com/contact/contact.html – huge selection of trimmings, large orders but long delivery period on bulk.
http://www.kleins.co.uk/contact-3-w.asp – large stock, friendly
http://www.liberty.co.uk/ – lovely buttons,tools & yarns,3rd floor
http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1126/107599.php- The wool Shop, but mainly trimmings ;)
http://www.wampit.co.uk/M-J-s-Haberdashery—Walthamstow-122727.html -another hole in the wall, with some lovely embroidered trims/ribbons
Berwick St./Oxford Circus
http://www.broadwicksilks.com/ -Silks! ££££
http://www.sohosilks.co.uk/ – more silks! ££££
http://www.clothhouse.com/ -cottons; poplin,calico,eyelet £££-££££
http://www.borovickfabricsltd.co.uk/ – base lycras,mesh,dance,organzas,suede, faux fur, sewing notions, dye ££-££££ , Really lovely blokes!
http://www.theberwickstreetclothshop.com/ -next door more fashion fabrics, fantasy, organzas,silks ££-££££
assorted other shops on road; hats, costume jewelry,costumes, also 3 quality wool shops for suiting but can’t find them on look up.
WALTHAMSTOW MARKET (Walthamstow Central Victoria line tube, St.James Rail from Liverpool St. dir. Chingford)No websites for these shops but there are a dozen, (Haggle!)the best are:
-New Textile Co. near beginning of market, black sign w/neon green writing.
-Hussain Fabrics ( near end of market, furthest from station) consistent stock, all fabrics, fantasy fake furs, organzas,PVC, upholstery etc.52A High Street, Walthamstow, London E17 7LD, 020 8520 7676
-New Fabric Shop– right across the road from Hussains, good for wools,prints,lycras,Indian, satins, upholstery/brocade, interfacing
A bit further down are 2 competing super cheap “fell off the back of the lorry” fabric shops w/out of season fabrics, basics from .50p a metre.
DALSTON/KINGSLAND MARKET (Dalston Kingsland Overground)Similar to Walthamstow, but Afro-Carribean fabrics rather than W’Stows Indian/Middle eastern. About 8 fabric “shops/stalls” along market.Haggle!
http://www.dalstonmillfabrics.co.uk/ -one of the few big proper shops
GOLDHAWK ROAD/SHEPARD’S BUSH (GOLDHAWK ROAD TUBE STN.) 7-8 fabric shops along road turning right out of station, market stalls at Shepards Bush Market. Haggle! A to Z has most consistent/bulk stock
FOAM:http://www.pentonvillerubber.co.uk/- foam,all types, rubber, rubber sheeting,PVC
http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/locator/index.tmpl – M.A.C. shops everywhere in London
http://www.charlesfox.co.uk/ – MUFE, Kryolan, Ben Nye
http://www.fancydress.com/costumes/Accessories/1~7 – Angels fancy dress, make-up
http://www.pakcosmetics.com/home.aspx – make up, hair, beauty products, extensions, wig/weave accessories.
Afro Cosmetics shops- all over London, Franchise no web site, make-up, beauty, hair, extensions, wig/weave accessories.