Everything you need to sew beautiful things from scratch! Linen, Aida, canvas, threads (Appletons wools have their own section), frames and tools. We have the full stock of DMC stranded cotton, Madeira silks plus the very specialist supplies for fine gold work.
We even have small satin boxes upto footstools/workboxes to present your work on, plus we do offer stretching and making up or framing services.
Browse our books for ideas and inspiration, or look in our kits section for designs to follow.
We began our dressmaking classes with Kirstie Combe last year . We quickly found that everyone v happy sewing with their machines and very concerned with making the pattern FIT. Kirstie is brilliant at making this happen . She comes every week to help dressmakers so as soon as we are able to open up for classes come along and join in . in the meantime she is very busy making . The shift dress above is certainly this week's garment of the week for us . perfect pattern matching for pockets and two cute buttons on shoulder .
We offer a selection of our fabrics for dressmaking here all by the half metre so when you purchase 2m you would order four units and the fabrci will come as a single piece ! We do offer all the New Look patterns and would love to help you work out what is most suitable with the fabric you have or would like .
We have found that the cotton batik fabric also works v well for garments and is economical to use as is multisided !
We have loved these first quality Czech glass beads for over twenty years . We first saw them in America and tracked them back via the Czech embassy in London .we are always adding and changing the content . The depth and variety of colour and shapes in the mixes gives you so many options for design .Sizing for beads in mixes is usually 6- 16mm unless otherwise stated . We make the mixes so if there is a particular bead you would like , send us a photo and we can send you the quantity you need .
We are planning a slow return to hosting classes. Classes will be small, 6 in total ( 5 + tutor for taught sessions or 6 places for the Sit and Sews).
Masks are to be worn when coming into the shop but once seated and settled these can be optional unless working closely with the tutor or using shared equipment. They must be worn when moving around.
Active weekly or fortnightly listings are for dressmaking, quilting afternoons, creative hand embroidery, freehand machining and the sit and sews.
We have day workshops from Fran, Gillian and Amy too.
We have ample parking, a large room with hand washing facilities, and keen, experienced tutors, and hopefully The Viking Loom will soon be back to the busy, creative space we can all enjoy.
Keep an eye on this page or on our facebook page for news.
We are delighted to hold our wool stocks in Appletons both crewel and tapestry weights . We try to hold most in skeins and have a fair amount of hanks . we do order each week so can soon get what is needed for your project . We stock the boxed shade card too which is a real help when contemplating your colour palette .
Take your pick from traditional cross stitch samplers all the way through to tapestry work.
We stocka range of top designers and suppliers, brands you can trust as you set off on a creative adventure.
If you want to try something a little different take a look at the 3 Dimensional embroidery from Edmar or the contemporary designs from Hazel Blomkamp.
We can offer a wide range of choice beyond what is listed here so please call if you are after something specific.
We stock far more fabric than my husband thinks is good for us ! All is first quality . We spend ages searching and selecting our ranges .
Our quilting fabrics are all cotton, mostly 62 count, always with absolutely even warp and weft. Great for home made masks, and as we sell from fat quarters upwards you buy enough for one mask, or many! We hold fabric on the bolt from Stoff, Timeless treasures , Moda , Benartex ,Painters Palette , Dear Stella, Lynnette Anderson ....
We have some extra wide cottons very suitable for backings of course but pretty good for fronts too!
We have masses of panels .
We have a selection of fabrics on the roll for bag and soft furnishings that are all cotton and polyester with a linen look woven background and printing on top . We have this fabric in plain colours too which we find perfect for cushion backs .
We have a lively selection of dressmaking fabrics - jersey ,pima cotton , viscose ,broderie anglais and fluffy for wrapping up warm in !
Will keep adding stock in here
We have so much to tempt you, from our selection of quality wadding, our inspirational books and patterns to our collection of those "essentials " that you don't really notice until you run out!
We also have a range of machine needles, Gutermanns sewing threads- including variegated Cotton 30s, pins, hand needles plus cutting tools, templates and, and...
You will find the sewing threads in Dress Making and Haberdashery, along with the other everyday sewing supplies. If you don't see what you want please do phone the shop to enquire.