Fabric shopping experience: Find the fabric for your style and for your project"Ghislaine.... has been invaluable in sourcing the right fabric for the result I wanted for my garment". From Emma F.
bespoke & personalisedMy fabric shopping experiences are available
to sewists, designers and crafters of all levels
- Select the most suitable fabric for a project
- Understand and explore fabric textures, behaviours and properties
- Make a stylish and bold statement with Colours and prints
- 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.
My knowledge is supported by regular courses at London College of Fashion and seminars on Fashion Psychology and Anthropology
“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.”
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!”
“It was a lovely experience being taken to Liverpool Street to buy African print fabrics. I am a fan of African fabrics so going into all of those shops with different prints and colours and different textures was a lovely experience. The fabric I saw was all good quality and reasonably priced. I am very happy with my purchases. Going shopping really helped to inspire me to get moving on starting my clothing business. I definitely walked away form the area very happy”
to know me
What experience do I have?
I am an active home sewer and DIY fashion blogger with the following to my name:
- May 2019 – London College of Fashion: Understanding Fabrics: Fabrics and fibres
- 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
Hugely fascinated by Psychology, Anthropology and Fashion, attending lectures and conferences to keep my knowledge updated
Approachable, friendly, down to earth. I am passionate about fabrics, style and creating unique garments. It’s all about my clients’ experience.
Why holding those locations?
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.
Are there sessions available on weekdays?
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.
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 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