Shops in New England
Will be coming over to the States in late Sept/Oct and wish to visit sewing/craft shops in New England. Can anyone recommend any good shops? Intested in dressmaking, tailoring, smocking. Have a Bernina and Viking sewing machines.
Here are a few: Sawyer Brook Fabrics in Clinton MA (about one hour west of Boston) http://www.sawyerbrook.com........Fabric Place (several locations in MA and CT) http://www.fabricplace.com...and for incredible buttons and pretty good trim: Windsor Button, on Temple Place in Boston..Don't bother with North End Fabrics (Boston), it's no longer open.....However, in Boston, there are lots of fabric shops in Chinatown. Quality is varies quite a bit, but you can get some real bargins if you dig.
*If you plan to be spending time north of Boston I wopuld go to Keepsake quilting in Centre harbor new hampshire. You should be hitting foliage season as well - or as they call it folage. They have a great selection of quilting fabics as well as some lovely quilts on display.In the boston area there are some high quality craft stores. "The gifted hand" (which my parents insist on calling "the withered arm" is in Wellesley, there are also some lovely places in Newton, Brookline and Cambridge. Crafts are really prized in New England (not just the ducky country crafts variety)If you go to Centre harbor, there are two lovely crafts stores in meredith - the town before centre harbor. One is League of New hampshire craftsmen which is mostly pretty traditional stuff. There is another higher end more intersting store called Ogelthorpe right in town. Additionally across the street from Keepsake is a funky craft store called Yikes that has a pretty interesting selection of stuff. Enjoy your trip!!!
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