Fabric Shopping and Style Consultancy

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bespoke & personalised

“Fabric Shopping & Style consultancy” service available to sewers, crafters of all levels and to those outsourcing the construction of their garments.

The service offers 3 experiences to guides you through:

  • Selecting the most suitable fabric for a project
  • Understanding and explore fabric textures, behaviours and properties
  • Colours and prints to help you make a stylish and bold statement
  • Be creative with your fabric selection process

It takes the form of a one to one interactive and fun fabric shopping experience and can be delivered in English and French

how does it work?

You have the choice of 3 fun fabric shopping experiences/tours:

Fundamental Fashion Fabrics

This tour takes care of the overwhelming choices available and elevate your basics. I am here to guide you in my kind of candy store.

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African Ankara "Bright and bold"

If you are after quality and ethical choices when it comes to your power and impactul ethnic fabrics, you’ll love the genuine bazin designers I have lined up for you.

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Luxe at Liberty

Visit the world renowned Liberty and haberdashery Department, Rows of silk, wool, Tana Lawn in stunning surroundings. This experience ends with cream tea at the Liberty Cafe and a debrief.

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people love the concept!
See what they say

 

“Ghislaine’s expertise and knowledge has been invaluable in sourcing the right fabric for the result I wanted for my garment. Her approachable manner firmly but gently guided me through the array of available textiles and their purposes. My duck egg blue cotton satin is gorgeous, feel luxurious and is very pleasant on the skin.”

Emma F.

 “Séance shopping tissu à Goldhawk Road en compagnie de Ghislaine qui connait le quartier comme sa poche! Une fois qu’elle sait exactement ce que vous recherchez, il n’y a plus qu’à la suivre, d’où un gain de temps appréciable !
Excellent conseil d’experte pour le choix du tissu en fonction du projet à réaliser mais également du matériel nécessaire: fil, fermeture éclaire, ciseaux.
Ghislaine m’a également accompagné sur la réalisation de ce projet étapes par étapes. Ma première robe est presque terminée et je pense déjà a la prochaine réalisation. Une nouvelle séance de shopping tissu avec Ghislaine s’impose!”

Florence C.

F.A.Q.
Here are some common questions

Getting
to know me

What experience do I have?

I am an active home sewer and DIY fashion blogger with the following to my name:

October 2017 – Fashion show: Creole fabrics and fashion
September 2017 – Great British Sewing Bee live, winner of the alteration challenge #2
October 2016 Fashion show: Textile and Senses
August 2016 – Stage outfit for Jazz singer lauren Dalrymple
May 2016 – Series 4 Great British Sewing Bee  contestant

I am…

Approachable, friendly, down to earth. I am passionate about fabrics, style and creating unique garments. For me it’s all about my clients’ experience. It has often been said that my love for people if heart felt and that my i approach my work in a professional and discerning manner.

the venue
Why holding those locations?

Each venue has been carefully picked for their wide range of products, reputation, and cultural interest.

Tour 1 – Fundamentals Fashion fabrics – Goldhawk Road is known to the fashion students and dressmaking community

Tour 2 –  African Ankara “Bright and bold” with ethical fabric choices – We will be visiting one my supplier who design and print their own fabrics. Their knowledge and expertise is invaluable

Tour 3 – Luxurious fabrics at Liberty – Liberty is a quintessentially British institution. Liberty’s history started in 1875 when Arthur Lasenby Liberty opened Liberty & Co in Regent Street, London.

Will there be any stops for toilets break and refreshments on the day?

All sessions will start with access to toilets facilities and will end with refreshments and toilets facilities

Can I still book an experience despite my limited mobility?

I would like to say yes however, bear in mind that, even if I will make it as comfortable as possible for you with access and care, a fabric tour is 1 hour minimum of walking and standing. Do contact me to discuss your specific requirements.
In all cases please wear comfortable shoes. At the moment I am not able to work with those who need a wheelchair. Be reassured that this will be looked at for the future.

availabilities

Are there sessions available on weekdays?

Unfortunately not at the moment.
All 3 experiences are currently available on Saturdays at 11:00 and 14:00 and Sunday 14:00 for “Luxe at Liberties”

Are there sessions available at other retailers?

Other venues can be arranged on demand and depending on the specific needs of your project.

Payment
Payment

Full payment has to be made when you return your questionnaire and at least 48hrs before your tour and is non refundable.
Tours not paid with a minimum of 48 hours before the start will not be considered confirmed and will not be taking place.
Available method of payments; Paypal and BACS

Cancellation

Cancellation will only be accepted 72 hours before your booked tour

How much am I expected to spend on fabrics?

You can spend as little or as much as you wish on your fabrics. For your Liberty Fabric tour , be prepared however for a minimum spend of £45 as a benchmark

Still Have a question? Send me a note!

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