sew social: friends who sew

A lovely group of sewing bloggers asked me to join them in London for their second annual gathering. Last year they met in Paris, this year in London. And what a thrill to meet so many lovely, friendly, and talented women! We had such a good time together, I can’t believe it’s already been a month since our weekend adventure.

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While we were in London, of course, we spent time shopping for fabric. Of all the places we went, my favorite was Cloth House, which featured a truly incredible collection of textiles: Japanese ikats, indigo, and sashiko, as well as spectacular linen, denim, and very diverse but tightly-edited collection of high-quality fabrics of all sorts. In the future I will make special trips to London specifically to shop here.

It was actually a bit overwhelming, and as one who is accustomed to shopping NYC’s fashion district I’m not easily overwhelmed. We also visited Liberty of London (of course), Shaukat, and a long list of other shops. Along the way we also managed a stop at the V&A Museum, a morning at Borough Market, and we had a memorable dinner at Arabica near Borough Market. I also appreciated having a chance to shop in an English bookstore now that I’ve been out of the U.S. for more than eight months. S has been devouring books on her Kindle, and I wanted to pick up a few books for her in paper for a change.

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liberty-fabricLiberty of London

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Here’s a list of my new sewing friends. Do you know any of them? If not, consider yourself introduced:

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Such a fun trip! A big thanks to all our sponsors, many of whom contributed patterns and fabric. I’m busy sewing as fast as I can!

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1 Comment

  1. What a great day out, and while I don’t know any of those people really, I feel like I “know” most of them via social media.
    Now, if only it were a short, cheap flight to Australia I’d invite you over to play for sure!

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