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    Does anyone know of any decent craft shops/haberdasheries in Cheshire?!

    I used to commute between Cheshire and the North East while I was on my degree and used to buy all my fabrics up there, but now I'm based in Cheadle Hulme and really struggling to find any little haberdasheries, I'm ending up in Hobbycraft and even John Lewis (great quality with great big price tags!)

    If anyone knows of anywhere it'd be much appreciated!

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  • #2
    Have a look at Yell.com

    They list 16 haberdashery shops in Cheshire.

    Also have a look at www.josyrose.com/ - very reasonable prices.

    Hope this helps
    I started off with nothing and I've still got most if left.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the link.

      I sat down with the new yellow pages and had a flick through, I never know which are any good though! There's a shop in Manchester (that shall remain nameless!) whose site is pretty good so we went into the city centre to have a look - don't think I was in there more than 10 minutes, complete nightmare!
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      • #4
        Have you tried http://www.abakhan.co.uk/?

        They have several shops, I've only ever been to the North Wales one on the coast road at Mostyn, but it is well worth the trip. Lots of very cheap fabrics and trimmings. A fab day out, it has several different shops and a cafe on one big site.

        Never been to any of their other stores, so can't comment on them.

        A lot of the shops and market stalls I shopped at when I was younger have disappeared. Surely there will be a resurgence of them soon, with a renewed interest in crafts/sewing, etc?
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        • #5
          I know you asked for places in the Stockport /Cheshire area so these may not be any good to you but I'll list them anyway incase you want to try them.

          The abakhan shop in Manchester is definately worth going to.

          There is also Leons in Chorlton they just have fabric.

          Ashton's indoor market has a haberdashery stall where you can get all your trimmings. They also have a shop with wool and more haberdashery items. I guess it just depends on what you are looking for.

          You could also try Taylors (sp?) at the back of Cheetham Hill Road I'm sure they sell to the public (I know they sell to traders).

          Then there is ARK traders on Great Ancoats again they supply traders but I do know they sell to the public but again I think you may have to buy a box of thread rather than just one bobbin - if you know what I mean.

          I'm sure there are others but can't remember then at the moment.
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          • #6
            That's great thanks, indoor market-type places are exactly what I'm after, I know everything's available online but I prefer to buy having seen and felt the stuff in person.

            Abakhan in Manchester was the shop I referred to in my last post...their website was really promising and the prices were great but when we got to the shop, my goodness it was a nightmare. I know things can get a little messy, especially with people routing through things trying to find something specific, but this one was insane. Hideously messy with everything having been thrown on the floor (which was wet and filthy with the weather) just awful. The haberdashery was pretty good but if I ever need anything from there I think I'll pay the postage and run the risk of it not being quite what I wanted!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lucy's Designs View Post
              That's great thanks, indoor market-type places are exactly what I'm after, I know everything's available online but I prefer to buy having seen and felt the stuff in person.

              Abakhan in Manchester was the shop I referred to in my last post...their website was really promising and the prices were great but when we got to the shop, my goodness it was a nightmare. I know things can get a little messy, especially with people routing through things trying to find something specific, but this one was insane. Hideously messy with everything having been thrown on the floor (which was wet and filthy with the weather) just awful. The haberdashery was pretty good but if I ever need anything from there I think I'll pay the postage and run the risk of it not being quite what I wanted!

              It wasn't at all like that when I went in last time - having said that it must be a couple of years. They used to have an upstairs dept where all the fabric was good quality did you check that out?

              There is another fabric shop on great ancoats sort of opposite the retail park but I'm not sure that they do dress fabric I do know that they have curtain type material.

              If you do come into Ashton then there are a couple of Indian shops up on Penny Meadow - Lal Duppata halfway up and Karsons which is at the very top. Let me know if you are thinking of coming down. I can meet you and show you where the shops are.
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              • #8
                In Stockport:

                Hobbycraft (groan)
                Dunelm mill (limited and groan again)
                A stall on the indoor market for buttons, ribbon, cord, zips, lots of habby stuff
                A wool stall on the indoor market
                A shop called Wool, it is a little shop near St Marys church on the outdoor market place, she sells yarns and some habby stuff and a little fabric too.
                There is a card craft shop on Castle Street in Edgeley
                A fabric shop in Edgeley (called pound a yard)
                Manchester minerals (near B&Q) for crystals, gemstones and jewellery making bits n bobs

                I haven't found any others yet!

                Hyde:

                There is a craft shop in Hyde, I can't remember the name of it or the road it is on (it's right near the outdoor market place)
                A small Habby shop on the corner near the market on the main road
                I was there on Sunday for a mooch round the 'car boot market' and there were around 3 or 4 stalls selling craft items (stamps, card craft kind of stuff)

                There is also a craft shop in Brookside garden centre..

                Was there anything in particular you were looking for Lucy?

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                • #9
                  Aw thank you! Not made it as far as Ashton yet, sounds like I need to get myself there!
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                  • #10
                    Oh there is also a new craft shop open in Ashton but not central. I'll have to find out where it is again. Infact if you search the tameside business directory you should be able to find it there.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Janx View Post
                      In Stockport:

                      Hobbycraft (groan)
                      Dunelm mill (limited and groan again)
                      A stall on the indoor market for buttons, ribbon, cord, zips, lots of habby stuff
                      A wool stall on the indoor market
                      A shop called Wool, it is a little shop near St Marys church on the outdoor market place, she sells yarns and some habby stuff and a little fabric too.
                      There is a card craft shop on Castle Street in Edgeley
                      A fabric shop in Edgeley (called pound a yard)
                      Manchester minerals (near B&Q) for crystals, gemstones and jewellery making bits n bobs

                      I haven't found any others yet!

                      Hyde:

                      There is a craft shop in Hyde, I can't remember the name of it or the road it is on (it's right near the outdoor market place)
                      A small Habby shop on the corner near the market on the main road
                      I was there on Sunday for a mooch round the 'car boot market' and there were around 3 or 4 stalls selling craft items (stamps, card craft kind of stuff)

                      There is also a craft shop in Brookside garden centre..

                      Was there anything in particular you were looking for Lucy?

                      jan x

                      Ooooohhhhh the fabric shop sounds good. Have you bought anything from there? I'm gonna have to check it out.
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                      • #12
                        Hi Anita..

                        I have bought some fleece from there int he past to make throws for the kidlets! They have a range for £1 a yard and then all kinds of other fabrics too (not all £1 though)

                        If you are in the area it's worth a looky, not sure I would say it was worth a special trip up from Aston for though

                        There is a craft shop on Stamford street in Ashton, I HATE it though! Purely because it is sooo badly laid out that I simply can't get in the bloomin place with the tandem pushchair I use for the girls, I almost got stuck in the embellishments section last time I tried to get a look!

                        The guy on the indoor market (far left near the fruit & veg) is good though, he often has hidden gems that you don't see elsewhere

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                        • #13
                          Ah yes I'd forgotten about Johnnys shop on Stamford St. Yes it is laid out very badly. He does have some really nice card and paper and his is the only shop where I've found proper white card. He used to have a stall on the market a few years ago. He now lives in Llandudno or there abouts (I think he did tell me but I've got a memory like a sieve sometimes).

                          The indoor market stall has been there for a long time. You do have to search for things although if you ask he'll tell you whether he has what you want or if he can get it for you.
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                          • #14
                            Thank you all for the suggestions, though it's all on hold right now as the sewing machine's had to go to be repaired!!!
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