In what seems all too long ago a sewing friend had a wonderful idea. Why don’t we gather up friends who sew and ride and do a little bit of a Fabric store and bike ride day?
Perfect idea! Yay!
We met at a cafe down in Surry Hills to fuel up with coffee and tea and a fabric swap. Everyone had to bring something from their stash to swap. I took some patterned voile in robins egg blue and mushroom pink.
After the swap we swung onto our bikes and headed off.
First stop, round the corner to The Fabric Store where we looked at pretty laces and lovely silks. Then on to Tessuti which was packed with classes going on and a few bridal groups shopping for fabrics.
Then it was up and across Oxford st and down to William street to visit the lovely ladies of Cloth. They also had a class on that was all about using natural inspiration and up cycling. Fascinating stuff.
After all that it was decided that food was in order so Bourke st Bakery was a popular choice. Despite the fact I coughed the entire of lunch (due to the plane trees on Bourke st whose fuzzy little droppings irritate my throat and eyes like crazy) it was fabulous food.
Feeling full it was time to move on.
From there it was a quick spin out to The Remnant Warehouse where we just missed it due to closing time. Stopping for a much needed drink we recovered and discussed sewing plans with our purchases. Laughing that on long rides we often day dream about what to sew!
Onwards we headed to Ikea to raid their homewares fabrics and pick up some picture frames.
By the end of the trip we were utterly exhausted but had baskets and panniers filled with fabrics and rode home with more sewing plans brewing.