Thursday, January 2, 2014

Unravelled Textiles - Middle Cove (Sydney)

If you are interested in vintage linens and other textiles that might or might not be related to quilting, you might like to hear about Unravelled Textiles, a shop that opened in 2013 at Middle Cove.

Gillian wrote this on the Southern Cross Quilters email list, and agreed that we could share it here:
I've just come across a fun new fabric shop at Middle Cove on Sydney's North Shore. It is 
Unravelled Textiles, 165 Eastern Valley Way, Middle Cove. Ph: 9967 9944 
It's an Aladdin's cave filled with new and old textiles. Be Gunn, the owner, has Reece Scannell ikats, vintage Japanese kimono fabric by the metre, Noro wool, hand-dyed yarns, hand-dyed wool felt, buttons from South Africa, books, knitting patterns, Misti Alpaca, vintage English style floral linens... The list goes on. Everything is displayed in vintage, make-do sort of displays. And she has a classroom, where she teaches all manner of classes, including one today on indigo dyeing, just to give you an idea. She also has enormously thick yarns that knit up on giant needles to make floor rugs etc. 
I have no affiliation but found myself enthralled with the atmosphere and goods on offer. It's well worth a visit, I think.
They don't appear to have a website at the moment, but there is a Facebook page, with photos of some of the stock, and where they say this in the 'about' column: A new store with yarn, fabric, and ideas for creative people. Stay tuned for courses in everything from dyeing to advanced crochet and weaving.

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