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Shops that sell good quality knits fabric, in UK?

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    Me again, reading these forums when I should be getting out of bed and going to work, when all I really want to do is sew. Anyway, if anyone from UK, particularly Wales, is reading these forums, can you point me in direction of a shop that sells good knit fabric? I am getting ready for a fresh challenge when I get back from Canada. I have never used knit before. So any pointers for how to judge quality would help, too. And WHAT is bottomweight?! I hear you saying it and I don’t have a clue! Suitable for things you wear at the bottom of your body I.e. not tops? PS The shop can be bricks and mortar or online. Thank you, Linda. Now I am DEFINITELY getting up- sigh.

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    Help Mods! P!ease put in correct forum for me! Yes, I am DEFINITELY GETTING UP NOW!

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    Linda,

    I struggle to find good quality knits over in the UK too. Here is where I have narrowed it down to so far

    Kitchsy Coo – brilliant quality knits (especially for childrens garments) I buy my ribbing from here and it is great. Dots n Stripes – same brands of knits as the previous one.

    http://www.remnanthousefabric.co.uk is great for inexpensive knits. The website is a bit of a pain to trawl through but I like their cotton jersey and also they do some great prints with some stretch for leggings. (Just placed an order today infact).

    There are two Wales based shops that I know of. http://www.organiccotton.biz/ are in Machynlleth. I ordered some knit and sweatshirt samples from them and wasn’t disappointed. I don’t know which part of Wales you are in but Abakhan’s HQ is in Mostyn and if you go then you must take me with you! (Just so you can calmly whisper ‘ its’s ok Katy, you don’t need to buy it all…’) http://www.abakhan.co.uk/

    Hope that helps!

    Katy.

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    Thanks very much, Katy! I’ll have a look at them, now. I live in the Vale of Glamorgan, in a coastal village about eighteen miles west of Cardiff, if you know the area. But I actually have been to Abakhan, I pop in when I am working in North Wales, but I have been mostly looking at yarn. Next time I go up there to work I will be looking at the fabric, believe me!

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