Thursday, 23 June 2011

Out & About - Patches and Buttons

Talking about treasure troves... Try this little Aladdin's cave for size.

For craft-making geniuses Patches & Buttons is like a sweet shop. To needle and treat aficionados it could simply be heaven. Multi-coloured buttons in jars that you could mistake for sweets, wheels full of gorgeous ribbons, iron-on stickers, handmade little treats... You could be in here a while. I love it! Even though I could not stitch to save my life, I walk in here and I feel like buying all sorts of sewing goods. 

They also provide a much needed and very handy repair service. This is something a city dweller might not understand, but to have someone to fix your favourite dress or pair of jeans is a rarity in the Ribble Valley. Last time I needed something fixing or adapting I had to drive 30 mins into another local town called Blackburn. Good craftsmen (or women) are a dying breed.

Fiona, the owner, also offers sewing workshops. (Sign me up! My grandmother would turn in her grave if she realized one does not possess all her domestic faculties.) So if you want to learn to make garments, curtains or a cushion, this little shop can kit you out for life. 

Definitely worth a visit if only to feel like a child and marvel with wonder. 

Ambient: *****

Price: ££
Children: Yes
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Patches and Buttons
25-27 Moor Lane
Clitheroe BB7 1BE
Tel: 01200 423 089 

1 comment:

  1. How adorable. I'm not a crafter but I still adore button shops :) They feel so old world.


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