So I was walking around the city looking for a present for my partner…and ended up buying a present for myself. Because, I walked past and discovered a fabric shop!
- Address: Shop 19, Ground Level, Brisbane Arcade, 117 Adelaide St, Brisbane QLD 4000
- Website: http://www.bethwynfabrics.com.au/
They specialise in imported French boucle/tweed, Italian silks, Swiss cottons and Spanish embellished fabrics. It is quite a small shop, like a treasure trove.
(Same as always, I am writing this post purely to share my fabric shopping experience and relish in my love of fabric shops.)
All I can afford now, is something from the half price section. It’s a piece of Italian silk with red flowers on a white background with some textured leaves weaved into the fabric itself. I’m sure there is a name for this particular type of fabric/silk…educate me, anyone? I can’t seem to find the name of it.
It is slippery, slinky, luxurious and probably difficult to sew. I only bought a metre of it and am thinking of perhaps making a summer top, or a simple skirt with it. Or if all else fails…a scarf? The lady there is very helpful and approachable (not to mention graceful and sews her own outfits). It makes me want to go back again, but I dare not without more ammo in my wallet, which is not anytime soon :P