We have been in London for five days and I got my better half convinced that he was to travel along to the patchwork shop TikkiLondon in Kew Gardens on friday. It is very easy to get to Kew Gardens with the Underground Green District Line. The shop is walking distance from the Kew Gardens Station.
Det er ikke en stor butik, når man ser på kvadratmeterne, men der var så mange spændende ting, mønstre, stoffer og tilbehør!
The shop is not very large when you look at the square meter, but there is so many fascinating things, patterns, fabrics and habedashery!
|Et kig lige ind i butikken fra indgangen|
A look right into the shop from the doorstep
|Dejlige friske farver var at se i hele stofudvalget|
Lovely fresh colors in all the fabrics
|Et stort udvalg af Kaffe Fassett stoffer|
A huge amount of Kaffe Fassett fabrics
I found some wonderful things, haberdashery wich I absolutely can't live without. The fabrics are not any cheaper than fabrics in Denmark and much of it are the same, so I primary went for haberdashery and patterns wich are not available i Denmark or wich is cheaper in the UK.
|Mine indkøb i TikkiLondon|
My shopping in TikkiLondon
I bought a Colour and tone Guide, a pattern, three fatquarters in 1930 style, one hexagon rotary cutting template and an easy scallop tool for borders. It was a very nice visit and the shop owner was very sweet and helpful.
Jeg vidste at der var en anden patchwork butik et stykke udenfor London og den havde jeg selvfølgelig planer om at besøge. Min bedre halvdel takkede nej til at følge med, så han besøgte naturhistorisk museum i mens jeg brugte tid på at komme til Hampton Court, hvor patchbutikken Creative Quilting ligger. Man skal med et regionaltog fra Waterloo Station, det tager lidt over en halv time. Butikken ligger tæt på stationen i en hyggelig gade med mange andre spændende butikker.
I knew there was another patchwork shop outside London and obviously I had plans for a visit. My better half went to the Natural History Museum while I spend time to go to Hampton Court where the patchwork shop Creative Quilting lie. You have to go by train from Waterloo Station to Hampton Court, and it takes about half an hour to get to Hampton Court. The shop is close to the station in a small street with a lot of other fascinating shops.
|Til højre i butikken ved indgangen|
To the right in the shop
|Endnu en hel væg med masser af stofruller|
Another wall with a lot of fabrics
|I lokalet ved siden af er der endnu mere stof|
In the room next to the entrance there are more fabrics
|Der var flere reoler med bøger og blade|
There were numbers of shelves with books and magazines
Unfortunately the shop owner was at a show in Birmingham and had parts of the shop with her, but still there were a lot of temptations left. And Kjersti Smith who looked after the shop was really helpfull and nice to chat with.
Det første jeg kastede mig over var reolerne med bøger og blade. Der var virkelig mange at vælge i mellem og jeg fandt en stor stak, men måtte sortere igen, da jeg jo ikke kunne købe ALLE bøgerne i reolen.
The first thing I looked into was the shelves with books and magazines. There were a large selection and I found a pile but needed to sort it because I couldn't take them all with me on the plane home.
|Jeg valgte fem blade, amerikanske, britiske og australske|
I chose five magazines, american, british and australian
|Jeg købte to bøger i Creative Quilting, resten fandt jeg i |
et par af de store boghandlere i centrale London
I bought two books at Creative Quilting, the rest I found
in different bookshops in central London
|Jeg var ude efter 1930'er stof og fandt en hel pakke med mange forskellige|
I looked after 1930 style fabrics and found a bundle
|Og så denne lille taske af genbrugsflasker som jeg bare ikke kunne stå for|
And this little bag made of recycling plastic I just had to have
I told Kjersti it would be easier to just bye the whole shop instead of choosing between all the wonderfull things, but I'm not sure my VISA would have liked it.
Der var desværre et par forskellige småting som jeg gerne ville have haft med hjem, men dem havde de med til udstilling i Birmingham. Det er heldigvis ting jeg godt kan få herhjemme, men de er billigere i England. Det ender jo med at jeg skal en tur forbi de to butikker igen næste gang vi kommer til London. De er i hvert fald et besøg værd
There were some items I would have liked to take home, but some of it was away to the show in Birmingham. Luckily I can get thoose things in Denmark but they are cheaper in Britain. Maybe I just have to come back to the two shops next time we visit London. They are both worth the trip!