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The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

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The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

The first part of this week, was all about recovering from Exeter by unloading the van and getting the shop looking slightly more ship shape. But now we must turn our attention to prepping for the next show, which happens to be one of our biggest, The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. ATTENDING FOR 20 YEARS! Paul can’t actually remember but we think we have been going for nearly 20 years; but this year it is going to be ever so slightly different as we are in a new location with a new stand number H6. But nothing...

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The Creative Craft Show in Numbers

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The Creative Craft Show in Numbers

The Creative Craft Show in Exeter last weekend provided 150 exhibitors and thousands of visitors with a ton of crafty inspiration to make our fabric fly off the stand over the 4 days. Thanks to all the people who came to say hello and bought fabric – we hope you were as inspired by the event as we were! WHAT WE TOOK! 63 Soft Furnishing Rolls 25 Bolts of Liberty 80 Christmas Fabrics 80 Patchwork Fabrics 60 Jerseys 35 Cords 900 Fat Quarters Here is Paul working out the best way to display all the lovely fabrics at their best…essential...

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The History of Liberty

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The History of Liberty

  Image source: Telegraph  Liberty of London is a long standing and celebrated brand, that showcases quintessentially British designs on its fabrics. Fabrics Galore has stocked Liberty fabric since it opened 25 years ago and is one of the only London based fabric retailers that is trusted with this privilege. Early History: 1862-1875  Liberty of London has an intricate and colourful history. It first opened in 1875 by Arthur Liberty, son of a draper from Buckinghamshire. He moved to London and in 1862 began working at Farmer & Rogers, a cloak and shawl emporium on Regent Street. It was the age of...

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Start Your Festive Crafts with the Best Christmas Fabrics

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Start Your Festive Crafts with the Best Christmas Fabrics

It is only just autumn, we hear you cry! The equinox may have only just happened and Christmas is still three months away, but now is the best time to get started on your festive craft projects. Handmade gifts are always a thoughtful alternative to store-bought presents and can of course be personalised for the recipient. Fabrics Galore are prepared year-round with the best fabrics, perfect for the holiday season. From traditional Poinsettia designs to more modern Scandinavian inspired patterns, you can find everything you need to make this Christmas the best yet. SEWING HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS GIFTS Nothing says Christmas...

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Top Tips for the Creative Craft show in Exeter

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Top Tips for the Creative Craft show in Exeter

The Creative Craft Show takes place at the Westpoint Centre in Exeter from 27th – 30th September. WHAT IS THE CREATIVE CRAFT SHOW? The event is one of Fabrics Galore’s favourite UK craft shows with its eclectic mix of stitchers, hobbyists and crafters all providing fantastic inspiration for die-hard crafters and those taking up dressmaking or patchwork quilting for the first time. As well as over a hundred and fifty exhibitors’ stands there will be workshops and talks throughout the four days and plenty of opportunity to try your hand at a new creative hobby. OUR TOP TIPS FOR THE...

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