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Fabric shop in Brixton

I was going to post about my new Rooibos, but I have no decent photos of it yet - I'll be taking some tonight at home, but in the meanwhile, I'll post something about the new fabric shop I found at Brixton.

My big problem is finding good quality cheap fabric (not an oxymoron!). Both Walthamstow and Goldhawk Road are really far away from both work and home (I need to make a special trip to go there), and the central locations (Berwick St stores, Macculoch & Wallis, John Lewis on Oxford St) are, as Karen says, a bit too expensive to keep buying everything there - not to mention slightly out of my way, even though not as much as the other two mentioned.

Brixton, however, is on the way home so I can just hop off the train and do my shopping. I take a train between Victoria and Sydenham Hill every day and one day I noticed a fabric shop while the train was moving out of Brixton station. I quite excitedly looked at the website for Simply Fabrics as the train was approaching Herne Hill, but unfortunately there's nothing much there.

So I resolved to go check it out, and it turns out that most of their stuff is nice AND quite cheap. Since I wanted a Rooibos in wool to wear during winder, I actually bought 3.5m of this fabric: it's grey with quite a visible pattern on one side and black with not-so-visible a pattern on the other. I used the grey for the Rooibos (piping made from the black side), but the coat might be black, depending:

I doubt I even used 2m of this fabric - I'd like to use the rest to make a winter coat - I need to find a pattern I like though.


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