For those of you who don't know, Goldhawk Road is a bit of a fabric haven - you really can get almost every type and colour of fabric imaginable. It's really easy to get to by tube - it has its own station, served by both Hammersmith & City and Circle lines.
There is a whole row of about ten fabric shops, some really cheap, others quite expensive, depending on the type of fabric and notions they sell. I nabbed the above flamingo cotton whilst there, from Toni Textiles. The sales team were great fun, and as soon as they learnt that I love flamingos, one of the guys started bringing me various bolts of fabric in different colourways and patterns. However, I was firm, and just came away with three metres of this lovely cotton. I think I'd like to make a dress out of it, but as we all know, best laid plans and all that. But at least it will look pretty draped on my ironing board....
|Jamie Oliver silk for Liberty|
I also went into Classic Textiles, where, amongst other bits and pieces, bought one metre of this funky Liberty silk, designed back in 2013 by Jamie Oliver, of all people. I love the colours, and thought it would make a cute scarf.
I curbed my stash enhancement duties at this point, as three metres of quilting weight cotton is quite heavy when you're lugging it around London on the tube. I will definitely make another trip to Goldhawk Road, when I've got more time and probably a pull along trolley on wheels!