Time to share another fab store I visited during my trip to Vancouver, BC. The Cloth Shop is a little gem in the Creekhouse building on Granville Island - Granville Island is a must-do for all crafty, food loving visitors.
The store is a treasure trove of fabric, books and notions.
Their Canadian and sea themed prints are a favourite with locals and tourists alike.
Every turn, nook, and cranny is another visual delight, bolts grouped by designer, theme, colour or finish and staged with quilts and items made from that grouping alongside the books, kits, and bundles; tempting you to easily make them your own.
Even the books and notions are displayed in corniced bookcases, there's a warm, inviting shabby chic feel to the store which is as welcoming as the staff .
and they stock quilting weight cotton, flannel and more besides.
Isn't everything displayed beautifully? And can you spot Arita and Stacey, my wonderful Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild lunch mates wearing hot pink and coral at the far wall of the store? I'll be writing more about them in my third Vancouver blog post.
This overstuffed suitcase makes me want to pick it up and buy it as is, just scrumptious.
And what did I buy? I've got a couple of projects in mind using flannel so I increased my stash with these cuties:
The Cloth Shop
104-1551 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.
If you're visiting Vancouver I'd suggest you give yourself at least half a day to explore Granville Island and if you're a lover of handmade items and a foodie too then you'll probably be happy to spend a full day there exploring, there's so much to see.
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