Haberdashery = Colour inspiration, a real treat for the eyes!

Yorkshire and Lancashire have a rich history in producing fabrics and although many of the mills have now closed, there are still some producing some of the best fabrics in the world, suit fabrics in particular. If you are interested in the history of the cotton mills then Helmshore Mills Textile Museum in Helmshore, Lancashire and the Bradford Industrial Museum are great places to visit.

Ribbon at my local Haberdashers.
Ribbon at my local Haberdashers.

Because of this history, in Yorkshire and Lancashire, we still have some wonderful haberdashers and fabric mill Shops. I can quite happily spend many hours in these places, not only contemplating the endless possibilities of what to make from the abundant choice of fabrics but it is also a real treat for the eyes!

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I love this mill shop and can happily get lost in this place for hours. It is like being a child in a sweet shop, I always buy more than I initially came in for.

Vibrant pom pom trim at janemeans.com
Vibrant pom pom trim at janemeans.com
Cotton reels. Photo. by Dawn Field.
Cotton reels. Photo. by Dawn Field.
Button display at my local Haberdashers.
Button display at my local Haberdashers.
Wonderful fabrics. Photo. sourced at notmartha.com
Wonderful fabrics. Photo. sourced at notmartha.com
More beautiful fabric. Photo. sourced at mouseinmypocket.com
More beautiful fabric. Photo. sourced at mouseinmypocket.com
Reels of colourful cotton. Image from owlsandsewingcat.com
Reels of colourful cotton. Image from owlsandsewingcat.com

We love to use colour in our jewellery, as you can see below.

We like to get lots of colour into our bangles, necklaces and earrings.
We like to get lots of colour into our bangles, necklaces and earrings.
A selection of necklaces.
A selection of necklaces.

All of the above jewellery can be found on our website.

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