I spent a very nice afternoon in Hatch End, London, thanks to Offset Warehouse, who hosted a tranquil garden party, where I enjoyed no less than 4 of my favourite things – tea, cakes, gardens and fabric shopping!
Naturally, I spent a small fortune and was last seen 4 hours later waddling down the road, laden down with metres and metres of ethically made and sourced material.
The prices were very reasonable, which means joy for me, danger for my bank balance, and the atmosphere was friendly, aided by the glorious sunshine and beautiful garden surroundings. I was surprised at the range of fabrics on sale, including cords, linings, cottons, silk weaves and organzas.
If that wasn’t enough, there were also wool spinning and hand beading demos and a talk by co-founder of Riyka, Rebecca. Her talk focused on her company and ethical fashion in general. She also showcased some of her amazing clothing designs, some using up-cycled denim. Riyka is only 3 years old, but already creating a huge fashion buzz.
Also available for purchase were a small collection of haberdashery, including some wool, zips, bias-binding and ribbons. A great afternoon
Rating: 4.5 out 5
A rare chance to indulge in garden tea partying and crafts, very much hoping that Offset Warehouse will host another garden party fabric sale soon.
Please visit BEB Extra for pictures of the fabrics I purchased and more on my sewing plans.