Wednesday, 14 March 2012

If ever you're Yorkshire-bound, visit Skipton!

A couple of weekends ago, I headed up to Yorkshire to visit a dear friend of mine. As a special treat we got to spend the Saturday in the town she comes from - the idyllic Skipton. I cannot tell you how absolutely lovely it is, you really must go visit it yourself!

Anyway, we browsed the independent shops and boutiques, snacked on the most delicious pork pies known to man from the world renowned Stanforth Butchers, took in the fresh air and friendly people and had lunch at the new Russian Tearoom.

As we were leaving, my friend casually mentioned stopping by a fabric shop to pick up some curtain material for her new house. I was moderately excited until I saw its unassuming entrance!


Oh yes! This was none other than The Fent Shop that I so vividly remembered reading about over at Karen's blog almost a year ago! At this point my palms got sweaty and my heart started racing. I knew then that I was in for a treat and boy, I was not disappointed!

There were rolls upon rolls of all kinds of fabrics...too many to take in truth be told!


And pre-cut lengths of beautiful upholstery-weight fabric!


Oh, and a 'little' something for the dressmaker - just look at those neatly hung cotton lawns!

I don't know how I managed to be so restrained amongst all that temptation - probably because I was too busy flapping around trying to photograph it all for you lot ;o) - but I did walk away with 2 metres of a lovely linen for just £3!!! Maybe a nifty little wiggle dress maybe for summer?


No trip is ever complete without trying on Russian 'Ushanka' style hats and posing like wannabe KGB agents!


Seriously though, visit Skipton as soon as you can! The Fent Shop, as awesome as it is, is just one of many good reasons to do so.

9 comments:

  1. The Fent Shop looks amazing and I love the Russian hats!

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    1. It really is pretty amazing! My friends were very close to convincing me about buying a Russian hat...hehe!

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  2. Oh gosh, what a great shop - wish I lived closer! And your floral fabric will make the most gorgeous wiggle dress! And only £3??!!! Wowzers!

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  3. Yep, just £3...amazing!!!

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  4. Nice pics! I bet the Fent Shop would give you a commission for them beat pics!! I can't believe I have left the UK to live in the West of Ireland with no sewing supplies!! I left 8 months ago and have been sewing 6.... :-( thank feck for the Internet!!

    Love the blog my lovely. Happy sewing :-)

    Bundana
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    1. Aaw thanks Bundana, you're very kind! Yep, the internet really is a life-saver in situations like yours!

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  5. Ack!! That linen! All that fabric!!!!! Yeesh, I'm swooning! Can't wait to see what you make with that lovely fabric!

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    1. Thanks Ginger, hopefully I'll make something nice and summery!!!

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  6. Oooo I cant believe I have never seen this shop before, I only live 35 minutes away and visit Skipton regularly. I put a search into Google for fabric in Skipton and found the Fent Shop then I saw this post, thanks so much.
    Hopefully going tomorrow, can't wait! Looking for some craft room curtain fabric and this certainly looks like the ideal place to get it!

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