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