Useful links and information

Here are some links to other sewing resources’ sites you might find useful or we’re keen to promote. We include fabric, haberdashery and machine retailers, craft organisations and lots of other useful contacts. Just one click on the headings below to see links or information relating to that subject.

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Humber Bridge Tourist Information Officer
For local information, events and accommodation
North Bank Viewing Area
Ferriby Road,
HU13 0LN
Tel: 01482 640852
Web site:

Visit North Lincolnshire
Tourist information for the North Lincolnshire area. Local accommodation and places to visit.
Water’s Edge Tourist Information Centre
Maltkiln Road
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5JR
Tel/Fax: 01652 631500

The George Inn
Located a short walk from The Ropewalk the George Inn offers eight bed and breakfast ensuite rooms. Evening meals also available. On-site parking. George Street
DN18 5ES
Tel: 01652 636303
Web site:

Barton Guest House

73 Ferriby Road
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5 LQ
Tel: 07803 811583

Beverley Tourist Information Office
For local information, events and accommodation.
Beverley Tourist Information Centre
34 Butcher Row
HU17 0AB
Tel: 01482 391672
Web site:

Redcliffe House Luxury B&B
Recommended by my sister (and border terrier Lulu) after a recent stay, Redcliffe house offers 4 star accommodation a short hop over the Humber Bridge from The Ropewalk (under 10 minute drive). Hessle also has a range of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Redcliff Road
East Yorkshire
HU13 0HA
Tel: 01482 648655
Web site:

Innkeeper’s Lodge Hull & Toby Carvery Willerby Village
A few minutes drive from Unique Couture.
Bed and breakfast with restaurant next door.
Beverley Road
HU10 6NT
Tel 0845 11 26 036
Web site:

Premier Inn
Next to the Humber Bridge and a 10 minute drive from Unique Couture. Restaurant and Charlie Chalk’s Fun Factory next door. Ferriby Road
HU13 0JA
Tel 08701 977 138
Fax 01482 645299
Web site:

Bardney Hall B&B
Bardney Hall
Whitecross Street
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5DF
Tel: 01652 638188
Mobile: 07736 578238

Durban House Caravan Site
Main Road
East Yorkshire
HU15 2UP
Tel: 01430 470001

East Yorkshire Embroidery Society
Meetings held 2nd Saturday in month at the Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham at 2.30pm.
Lectures and demonstrations, library, members’ day and weekend schools, visits, equipment hire.
Annual membership or visitors welcome.
Secretary: Margaret Tomlinson
Tel: 01482 666519

Northern College of Costume
An independent college offering practical courses in costume making.  The principle, Pauline Chambers, has worked in the industry since 1985 and has a wealth of experience and skills.  Graduates of the college are highly sought after for their high quality skills and commitment to their craft.

Stone Creek Textiles
Ruth Brown teaches textile workshops in a wide range of techniques from her purpose equipped barn in rural East Yorkshire. A programme of guest tutor courses brings experts to the workshop barn. Ruth has just published her second book, Digital Imagery on Fabric.

Stone Creek House
Stone Creek
Sunk Island
East Yorkshire
HU12 0AP
Tel: 01964 630630
An invaluable site for anyone interested in a career in fashion particularly fashion graduates.  The site has lots of information and links – everything from starting out to selling your designs on the web.
Sue Davies

The Little Fabric Cabin
Set up by sewing enthusiast Anne Headon, her fabulous cabin in the historic Shambles market on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, is a treasure trove of dressmaking, craft fabrics, haberdashery and made goodies.
Shamble Market
Mobile: 07766 721071

Factory shop and on-line seller of the most amazing wools, cottons and inspiring fabrics and haberdashery.

William Gee
On-line retailer for all your sewing and pattern cutting needs from sewing thread to glitter. Excellent service and click & collect if you live locally.
Order and advice line 020 7254 2451

The Sewing Directory
An on-line resource from sewer and author of the number one book ‘Craft a Creative Business: Making & Marketing a Successful Creative Business’, listing retailers, making ideas, information sheets and so much more.

Jaylaurs Sewing Studios
A 10 minute journey from our studio, this is a tardis of a shop, don’t be fooled by the size of the front! Once inside this beautifully laid out emporium you will find wonderful fabrics and haberdashery for your dressmaking and craft projects. The staff are friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.
54 Wrawby Street
North Lincolshire
DN20 8JE
Facebook:Jaylaurs Sewing Studios

Josy Rose Haberdashery Boutique
A huge range of beautiful buttons, beads, diamontes, craft materials and much more on an easy to use website.  On-line or phone orders with prompt delivery.
Web site:

Percy’s Fabrics Ltd
A good job my sister now lives in Devon because a visit to see her give me the excuse to head off to Percy’s. For those of us of a certain age Percy’s is like fabric and haberdashery shops used to be! An amazing selection of whatever you might desire for your sewing projects both dressmaking and craft.  Huge range of haberdashery.
Will do mail order.
1 Pearl Assurance House
Courtenay Street
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2AD
Tel 01626 354228
33 Sidwell Street
Tel 01392 412314

Croft Mill
“All about fabric” and it is!  Vast range at great prices from wools to the obscure.

Stone Fabrics
This shop is not only a haven for fabric lovers but the knowledgeable staff are on-hand to help and advice. They stock huge range of quality fabrics and their mail order service is fabulous.
97 High Street
Tel & Fax: 01803 868608
Web site:

The Bovey Handloom Weavers
A family owned firm producing finest quality wool fabrics, headsquares, caps, throws on 1930’s Harris Tweed looms. Go into the weaving shed to see weaving in process and talk to the friendly weaver.  Shop sells other items of clothing and knitwear.
Station Road
Bovey Tracey
TQ13 9AL
Tel & Fax: 01626 833424
Web site:

Mail -order covered buttons, belts, bespoke accessories and haberdashery.
Shop Road
Little Bromley
CO11 2PZ
Tel: 01206 396167

Fab Fabrics by Maggie
Ebay shop with fantastic fabrics, tailoring canvas, interfacings, fabrics and buttons.
Excellent quality and good prices.

Empress Mills (1927) Ltd
Dressmaking and craft haberdashery, threads, knitting wools, books, videos, interlinings, zips. Mail-order available.
Glen Mill
North Valley Road
Tel: 01282 863181
Fax: 01282 870935
Web site:

Bateman Ogden & Co Ltd
Huddersfield and Scottish Worsted suitings, jacketings in pure new wool, wool/cashmere and tweeds. Ladies fabric department. Mail-order service.     The suit Length & Fabric Centre
Argyll House
918 Wakefield Road
Tel: 01274 729103
Fax: 01274 720818

The Shuttle
Dress and soft furnishing fabrics, patterns and haberdashery.
Baildon Bridge
Otley Road
BD17 7AA
Tel: 01272 587171

Dots n Stripes
Continental fabrics, haberdashery, sewing patterns, magazines, handmade children’s clothes.  Mail order and sample service.
Nicole Doig
Tel: 01382 813132
Web site:

The Dress Fabric Company
A wide range of fabrics and haberdashery.  Mail order and sample service.
Gwenyth Paterson
38 Bruntsfield Place
EH10 4HJ
Tel: 0131 221 0464

The Remnant House
Huge range of well priced fabrics.  Visit in person or on-line.
26 Commercial Street
Tel 01423 502707
Web site:

Waltons Fabric
An amazing selection of dress, dance and craft fabrics.  The best quality, excellent value, old fashioned service.  Well worth a visit.
Note:  Waltons take cash or cheques only, no card payments but there is a cash machine near.
47-49 Doncaster Road
South Yorkshire
S63 9HJ
Tel 01709 897066

Sew & Sew
I discovered this vintage inspired sewing shop on holiday in Cornwall.  Beautiful shop, helpful owner and staff and mail order.
Sew & Sew
2 Quay Street
PL22 0BS
Tel: 01208 872962
Web site: www.vintagesew&

Sparkly Fabrics
On-line supplier of children’s fabrics from the top designers.
Web site:

Girl Charlee Fabrics
Family run UK online retailer for high quality, exclusive, printed knit fabrics. Enter referral code 57411 when setting up your account.
Tel: 01635 522530
Huge database of books and sellers. Search and wish list facilities.
Web site:

I can order your Vogue, Butterick, McCalls and Kwik Sew patterns direct at a special tutor price of £7.50 for Vogue, £5.50 for Butterick, McCalls and Kwik Sew.

I would always recommend using an approved dealer for independent advice, demonstrations, aftercare and servicing.

Sewing Centre, Bridlington
John and Barbara are  sockists of Janome and Elna sewing machines, overlockers, fabrics and haberdashery. John services machines. Collection service locally.
Personal service with impartial advice and where I always recommend my students go..
1 Queens Street Bridlington
East Yorkshire
YO15 2SF
Tel 01262 603057

Janome UK Ltd
Comprehensive guide to Janome sewing machines, overlockers and equipment.
Tel: 0161 666 6011
Web site: