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Saturday, 14 March 2015

London Dressmakers Club Fabric Shopping List

Fabric shopping definitely seems one of the most popular of our events.  I am trying to compile a list of shops and markets in the London area and expand it to other areas of the UK and even abroad for who knows when you might find yourself in another town with fabric shopping time on your hands.

This is a rough initial list of the more inner London area, which I hope to expand to include haberdashery and trimmings.  I am having difficulty getting everything on the blog without making the print tiny  and I have had to leave off the comments section, which indicates any particular features, so I have marked in red those that are more expensive, some of which have couture level fabrics.   That said MacCulloch and Wallis are selling off some stuff prior to their impending move.

 I shall be printing out hard copies of an expanded list for those who have paid their annual membership fee to bring to any group meetup I am going to attend, the next one is on 22 March at the Design Museum.  If you are an annual member and want a copy please say so in the comments section of that particular meeting so I know how many to print.  In the mean time  please let me know of any shops, stalls or areas that you know of to go on the list.

 South of the River Thames

Opening Hours

Fabrics Galore
52-54 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London SW11 5RH
Monday to Saturday  9.30 to 17.30

Simply Fabrics
48 & 57 Atlantic Road, Brixton, SW9 8JN
Monday to Saturday 10 to 18.00.

Rolls & Rems
111 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham,
SE13 6AT
Monday to Saturday .  Mon to Weds & Sat 9.00 to 17.30 Thurs & Fri  9. 00  to 18.00

Wimbledon Sewing & Craft store
300 Balham High Road, Tooting,
SW17 7AA
Monday to Saturday Mon to Thurs 9.00 to 17.20, Fri 9.00 to 16.50, Sat 10.00 to 16.50.

34 Market Row, Brixton, SW9  8LD
Monday to Saturday, precise hours not known

Tooting Market
Near Tooting Broadway Tube station
9.30 to 18.30 Mon to Sat except Weds closes 17.30

North of the River Thames

Opening Hours
Shaukat & Co
170-172 Brompton Road, Kensington, SW5 0BA
Monday to Saturday 10.00 to 19.00
Rolls & Rems
21 Seven Sisters Road, Holloway, N7 6AN
Mon to Fri 9.30 to 17.45, Sat 9.00 to 17.15
Rolls & Rems
9 The Concourse, Edmonton Green, N9 0TY
Mon to Sat 9.00 to .17.30
Woolcrest Textiles
6 Well Street, off Mare Street, Hackney,E9 7PX
Mon to Sat- possibly 9.00 to 18.00
Crescent Trading
Unit 2, Quaker Court, Pindoria Mews, 41 Quaker Street, E1 6SN
Mon to Thurs, Fri 9.30 to 14.00, Sun 9.00 to 1400.
 Closed Saturday
Dalston Mills Fabrics
69-73 Ridley Road, Dalston, E8 3NP
Mon to Thurs 9.30 to 17.30, Fri 9.30 to 18.00, 
Sat 9.00 to 18.00
Walthamstow Market
High Street, Walthamstow, E17
 Tue to Fri 8.00 to 17.00, Sat 8.00 to 17.00
Ridley Road Market
Ridley Road, Dalston , E8 2NP
Mon to Fri 9.00 to 17.00, Sat 9.00 to 17.30
Goldhawk Road
Near Goldhawk Road or Shepherd’s Bush tube station
Mon to Sat.  Individual opening times of shops not known
Mermaid Fabrics
364 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1 HR
Mon to Sat 9.30 to 17.30, Sun 11.00 to 16.00
Joel & Sons
73-85 Church Street, NW8 8EU
Mon to Sat 9.00 to 17.30
Berwick Street Cloth Shop
14 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 0PP
Mon to Fri 9.00 to 18.00, Sat 10.00 to 18.00
The Cloth House
47 & 98 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 8SJ
Mon to Fri 9.30 to 18.00, Sat 10.30 to 18.00
Borovick Fabrics
16 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 0HP
Mom to Fri 8.30 to 18.00, Sat 8.30 to 17.00
The Silk Society
44 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 8SE
Mon to Fri 9.00 to 18.00, Sat 10.00 to 18.00
MacCulloch & Wallis
25-26 Dering Street,W1S 1AT
 (moving to Poland Street in April 2015)
Mom to Weds & Fri 10.00 to 18.00, 
 Thurs 10.00 to 19.00,
 Sat 10.30 to 17.00
Jasons’ Fabrics
310-3120 Edgware Road, Paddington, W2 1DY
Mon to Sat- 9.30 to 18.00
Paul’s Fabrics
2 Watney Market, Commercial Road, E1 2PR
Mon to Sat 9.30 to 17.00
 (  may be later as their website says to 18.00)
Stitch of Wanstead
10 Woodbine Place, Wanstead, E11 2RH
Mon to Fri 10.00 to 17.30, Sat 10.00 to 16.00


  1. This is a wonderful list, very comprehensive!
    There are more fabric shops on Berwick Street but I think they could quite usefully be summarised as: 'the expensive shops on Berwick Street'. I feel we don't really need to list them all, though we could of course.

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  3. This is brilliant. One day I need to get out of my West London Goldhawk Road safety zone and head over to Walthamstow!


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