I went to Goldhawk road to see if I could find some inspiring fabric for my design. I think I went to every fabric shop on Goldhawk Road and had a good look at the ones in Shepherd’s Bush Market too.
I got swatches from these (I will try and get round to taking photos soon):
- cotton stripe.
- plain silk £13
- silk stipe £5
- green and gold stripe £7.50
- Red Stripe £7.50
- Red Gold stripe silk £10 (45″)
- Orange/red/gold stripe £15 (60″)
(Fabric world tried to charge me for very small cut offs of fabric)
The main problem was that they stripes are all quite narrow. The orange/red/gold stripe was lovely, but too expensive for the project.
I was trying to keep an open mind, but there was a lot of polyester fabrics and not really any traditional prints. Not surprising really as they mostly cater for modern dressmaking. Maybe I am just not looking hard enough.
I am still on the hunt (mostly on ebay).