fancy dress (NO! But how to allitterate? F...f... fanatics? no, that's even worse... ah: 'ficionados, that will do it!)
So: London: fibres, fabrics and 'ficionados.
Fibres: for the first time, I visited Handweaver's studio, a place full of fibres
"ordinary" yarns, more unusual yarns
There are also spinning tools, looms, books, magazines... However, having baggage restrictions, I didn't buy much.
Fabrics: there is a small stretch of road having more fabric shops than anywhere else I have ever seen, on Goldhawk road (between Shepherd's bush market and the common). Silks, silks, silks, worsteds, fancy fabrics, fashion fabrics... Did I mention silks? (To make it even better, there is also a pub called The stinging nettle - not quite fibres, but almost...)
As this whole block is threatened with demolition, here are many pictures:
(Should you happen to pass by in the near future, please go in and sign the petition!!!)
'ficionados: as my specific reason for going to London was the Congregation of the Burgon Society, here are a couple of pictures: