Saturday, 9 April 2011

Short Break in Norwich

Paul and I have just had a couple of days in Norwich.  We decided to stay over and start exploring the city - up to now we have not been able to stay long when dropping off or picking Jon up from uni and it hasn't been the weather for sight seeing really.  What a glorious day for wandering.  We headed towards Magdalen Street where there were three fabric shops - fabulous home furnishing one, a dressmaking one and another which sells sewing machines.  I'm taking measurements back to choose curtaining from Anglian Fabrics for our living room which is on the list for a makeover.  If you're interested in dressmaking you wouldn't be disappointed in Anglian Fashion Fabrics selection.  On the other hand, Sew Creative in Magdalen Street had a few bits and pieces and some machines - they also told me that Sew Creative at Wroxham Barns had closed - very disappointing.

We have lots more explore on future visits, it's a lovely place - lots of history, good shopping and places to eat.

 We walked around the cathdral and through the grounds then along the riverside.

HOWEVER despite the city Sew Creative telling us that Sew Creative Quilts had closed, we went to Wroxham Barns anyway and found Sew Creative very much alive and well in bigger and better premises and under new management.  If you're a quilter GO THERE.  It's not massive but it has a wonderful selection of quilt fabrics displayed in ranges so it's easy to pick and choose and know everything will be co-ordinated.  I bought a fat quarter pack and some yardage from the Phoebe range as I have some little girl quilts to make.  Their sample quilts felt soft and light so I asked for the same wadding they used so I can try it for myself.  Their web address is  and they are situated a few miles outside Norwich amongst several other crafty type shops, garden centre and childrens' play area.   Click here to find out what else is there.  Don't confuse it with the Sew Creative shop in the city - despite what their website says they do not have a selection of quilt fabrics - just some Christmas stuff and a few fat quarters on a shelf.

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