So to follow my first blog post about the Sewing Studio it is only logical to feature my second most favorite haunt for sewing supplies in Bath. This is Sew and Sew, the most comprehensive haberdashery emporium in the Guildhall Market, Bath.
I used to work next door and I completely underestimated how much I took this for granted – the ready availability of *practically every conceivable sewing/ haberdashery need* right next door. Ran out of thread? That’s Ok, lunchtime fix ahoy. Buttons for my latest make? You should see the choice! (Photo below!)
The Guildhall Market itself is a joy to visit- one of those places so central in the heart of city centre Bath- right near the Abbey & also Pulteney Bridge- a wealth of independent shops within. (Check out the link for details) But we are only going to focus on the one.
So, my homing pigeon zooms me in to the haberdashery – Sew and Sew. What am I here for today?
Might it be the buttons?
Or the many types of ric rac?
I have to say I was sorely tempted by the new decorated and embellished versions…
Shelves and shelves of sewing aids, gadgets & dibidy-doos…
Threads and craft materials…
Pom pom trim (getting a bit specialised here, I mean not everyone needs pom pom trim , do they?)
This is the bias binding shelf (well the fancy ones – solid colours are next door)
As well as a wide range of black and white elastic, the FOR (Fold Over Elastic) comes in quite a few colours & I also loved this waistband elastic that comes in different colours.
Hard to get a shot without a customer- but there are shelves upon shelves of goodies. From elastics, lace and bindings, there is also velcro. boning, curtain tape, webbing, shoulder pads, buttons, buckles and trims. Hardware in all its forms like needles, pins, snaps & so much more.
And then there’s the knitting & crochet section, and all the other crafts that Sew and Sew caters for.