My 2009 London Vacation Part 1: Needlework shops and Fabric Stores

13 06 2010

To the stitchinfingers.ning.com members, who replied with addresses of stores with needleworks or haberdashery departments, or needlework shops around London, thank you. I was able to visit all of them.

I am writing this blog entry, for those who are visiting London and would want to look for fabrics and needlework stuffs. This is not a complete list, so if anyone has to share, I will add another list of shops I have not visited. Before I got hold of the AtoZ London map book, I used the Google map to locate the addresses, I would recommend using that when you are online.

Updated list June 14, 2010: I added a 10th shop, the London Tapestry Needlework.

1. All the Fun of the Fair is a little store on the 2nd Floor of 8 Kingly Court. They have mostly knitting stuffs. The shop has the feel of a cake shop, maybe because of the knitted muffins. Visit their website for photos.

2. Broadwick Silks is along Broadwick Street.

Broadwick Silks Ltd

Broadwick Silks Ltd

3. The Silk Society’s website has the same design as the Broadwick Silks Ltd. It is a different store.

The Silk Society

The Silk Society

4.The Cloth House is a very warm place with lots of vintage fabrics, great prices too. They have a great website and another blogger has written about the shop. http://www.fashion-stylist.net/blog/2008/03/06/the-cloth-house-and-buttons/

Cloth House

Cloth House

5. The Soho Silksis located in D´Arblay St.
Soho Silks
Soho Silks

6. The Liberty& Co. of London is located at Great Marlborough Street. It is a large store. The haberdashery section is in the 3rd floor

Liberty & Co of London
Liberty & Co of London
7. John Lewis is one of the most visited store located along Oxford Street. Go to the Haberdashery Section on the 4th Floor.
John Lewis

John Lewis

8. MacCullogh and Wallis is located at Dering Street.
MacCulloch and Wallis

MacCulloch and Wallis

9. The London Bead Co. /Delicate Stitches, I like this store because it is the only one which sells embroidery books, including Inspirations magazines. They have american tools and threads, which the other stores have none. I recommend this store, although not located in the busy Soho area. It is really worth the time going there. I was told at the RSN and by a friend, that they are probably only beads there. But if one goes inside to the other half of the store, one sees the reason why the name of the store has a slash then Delicate Stitches to it. :)
The London Bead Co./Delicate Stitches

The London Bead Co./Delicate Stitches

10. The London Tapestry Needlework – Thanks to Rosanne for mentioning it. It is located near Harrods. And they have a website too. http://www.tapisserie.co.uk/

The address is 54 Walton Street, London SW3 1RB. They specialize in handpainted canvases for all kinds of needlework  for smaller accessories to larger upholstered furnitures.

Jan. 21, 2012 Update:

Thanks for the additional info, Sophie:

“I lived in London for 3 years. Used to go to Roll and Rem’s (no website) in Lewisham. They sell mainly fabrics and ribbons at a good price.
For ribbons, beads etc… there is a shop in Winsley street and another one, more luxurious, near Sloane square.
Another famous fabric shop is Shaukat (Old Brompton Street). “

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7 responses

12 01 2010
Amy

Thank you so much for compiling and reporting on these shops! Before I went to London in December, I did a search for London embroidery shops and came across your blog. Thanks to your great descriptions I was able to make a list and get a little preview of the stores I wanted to visit. I wasn’t able to visit all of them, but I loved The London Bead Co. If not for you, I never would have found them. It was particularly wonderful since they were just one Metro stop from where I was staying. I can’t wait to go back and get to all the others.

Thanks again and happy stitching in the new year!

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12 01 2010
worksofhands

You are all welcome! I also have the same problem before I compiled this small list. Then I thought I should put it up on my blog for other stitchers to have when they think of visiting London.
Vince

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12 03 2010
Judy Cooper

Vincent
I’ll be visiting London next fall with a group of quilters & stitchers. Thanks for posting the list of shops to visit. I have posted this on my blog as well.

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1 06 2010
RuthP

Thanks for this list – I found your blog via Pintangle a few weeks ago and in browsing it found this list and thought “They sound interesting – a pity I am not going to London in the near future. And now all of a sudden I am going to have a few days in London in about six weeks time!
Thanks again.

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1 06 2010
worksofhands

You are welcome! If you visited the other shops, please write back so we can add them to the list. There are more shops which I was not able to visit because of lack of time. Have fun in London!

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14 06 2010
Rosanne

I am currently visiting London for the 3rd time. I found a little needlepoint shop around the corner from Harrod’s a couple of years ago. I cannot find any information on it on any sites. I am not sure of the name… La Tapieserre perhaps. Anyone know of needlepoint shops in London? thank you!

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21 01 2012
Sophie

I lived in London for 3 years. Used to go to Roll and Rem’s (no website) in Lewisham. They sell mainly fabrics and ribbons at a good price.
For ribbons, beads etc… there is a shop in Winsley street and another one, more luxurious, near Sloane square.
Another famous fabric shop is Shaukat (Old Brompton Street).www.shaukat.co.uk

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