In the 18th century (don’t have to remember the date – benefits of writing on your own tumblr), Jonathan Swift wrote a poem called The Lady’s Dressing Room. It’s about a grubby little pervert called Strephon who sneaks into a posh bird called Celia’s bedroom and is horrified to discover evidence…
A rare example of what architectural historians refer to as a “fertility window”.
Here’s another gem of a fabric shop to share with you, Lymefield Mill Shop in Broadbottom, Hyde. It’s off the beaten track, but combine it with a lovely walk in the woods and a visit to the garden centre next door and you have a nice day out.
You do have to rummage through tea towels and aprons, but there are bargains and gems to pick up here, my highlights are the 50p offcuts bin (with very large scraps and seconds), Clothkits toy prints to make, lots and lots of fat quarters/patchwork pieces, canvas perfect for cushions, and the odd retro Miffy print.
It’s next to an existing textile factory too, which I like. There are not too many reminders of Manchester’s industrial textile past around, and feels good to be sort of partaking in it.
Visit the mill shop website at http://www.tiviotprints.co.uk/millshop.htm
Which do we like best? (Taken with Instagram)#knitting #craft #bangle #diy