I was lucky to be contacted by Rachel of House of Pinheiro last week, telling me she needed to go fabric shopping and would I like to meet up to go to Goldhawk Road – would I? Absolutely, yes!! Not only is Rachel super supportive in the blogging and Twitter world, she makes fabulous clothes and I just knew we would get along.
We met at St Pancreas Station to take the tube to Goldhawk Rd and chatted the whole way, almost like we had known one another for years.
Once at Goldhawk Road we went in and out of almost all the stores, Rachel had a couple of specific projects in mind and I was just happy to see what was on offer, being my first time there.
The highlights for both of us were Toni Textiles at #51 and Classic Textiles across the road at #44.
Classic Textiles in particular was an absolute find – I bought a beautiful black double wool crepe for £6/metre, I debated the cost of a Valentino double wool crepe for £16.50/m, but just had to have it as it feels divine and the colour is gorgeous. I also bought ponti knit for £4.50/m in a lovely teal blue.
Rachel is such an enabler – she said to me “you have to buy it, you need it!”. Well who could argue with that 😉
Rachel bought some beautiful fabrics too, but I will leave it to her to share these with you!
We then went to the St Pancreas Renaissance Hotel to meet her lovely partner, have a spot of lunch and of course to chat some more. It is so nice to meet up with a fellow sewing blogger who knows what you are talking about when you mention various other bloggers, gets the sewalongs and shares my passion for fabrics and making garments. The day seemed to fly by, before we knew it, it was 4pm!
We had such a lovely day and left like old friends – my thanks go to Rachel for an fabulous day out!