Shopping and Inspiration

Inspirational places

  • Make Something ~ Karyn’s brilliant website on all her sewing and DIY projects. Professional stuff! And she’s the one who got me hooked on Japanese sewing books, too…

Fabric and haberdashery stores

  • Volksfaden ~ German store, located in Berlin, offering fabrics of a number of US and Japanese designers
  • Modes 4 U ~ China-based shop with a lot of Asian and American fabrics, plus an incredible amount of “kawaii” stuff of all kinds.
  • Folhoffer  ~ Germany-based professional tailoring supplies, offering a broad range of all kinds of interfacings, also hair canvas
  • Frau Tulpe ~ Berlin-based shop for a number of national and international fabric designers as well as colourful haberdashery
  • Celtic Fusion Fabrics

Pattern stores

For knitting

  • TricksyKnitter ~ Excellent source for all things to do with knitting – featuring a clever knitting pattern editor!
  • handgemacht – feine Wolle und Gestricktes ~ a wide range of rather hard-to-come-by, exclusive yarns in their online shop, plus a number of interesting (free) projects and patterns
  • wollstudio ~ frequently good bargains, fair shipping, and the only shop with a daily changing “happy hour” during which all orders get a 5% discount
  • Rebecca Online ~ Store of German knitting magazine Rebecca, where you can get handy wool packages for all models in their magazine, as well as just buy the great ggh-wool in all its varieties
  • Wolle und Design ~
  • wollywood ~
  • wollfactory ~ inexpensive basic wool, and some recycled cotton yarn
  • DROPS ~ Norwegian producer of knitting and crocheting yarns, magazines and supplies. Thousands of free patterns on their site!
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