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Where to buy cross stitch patterns near Kensington Close Hotel
Tue, Aug 29, 2006 10:30 PM
Posted by Hope
I will be going to London next month and I will
be staying at Kensington Close Hotel. I would love to be able to buy some cross stitch kits or
patterns while I'm there? Could anyone suggest names os cross stitch shops near Kengsington Close Hotel I'd really appreciate the information.
Thank you.
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    Reply from Maria S.
    Wednesday, August 30, 2006 8:42 AM
    My sis & BIL were in England and in London in June. Sis reports it was hard to find needlework shops. She did find Duttons for Buttons but that was in the north. You should contact Brenda, who has a gallery here at Cyberstitchers. She lives in London. Sis bought me a sampler kit at Duttons of a sampler in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Go to top
    • Reply from Hope
      Wednesday, August 30, 2006 11:41 AM
      Thank you for the information. And I'll try to
      get in touch with Branda. Go to top
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    Reply from Brenda
    Thursday, August 31, 2006 2:22 AM
    Hello Hope,
    I'm afraid Maria is right.There are not many needlework shops in London.You may be able to get some at the large department stores like Selfridges or Debenhams.I get all mine from the internet.Enjoy your stay in London,and take care,
    Brenda. Go to top
    • Reply from Hope
      Thursday, August 31, 2006 11:29 AM
      Good morning Brenda,

      Thank you for the information, I'll be sure to check out the large department stores like you suggested. Thank you again.

      Take care,

      Hope Go to top

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    Reply from Maria S.
    Thursday, August 31, 2006 7:54 AM
    Hope, here's an idea that you might like. When I know I'm going to be staying at a hotel/motel for a day or two or more; I order needlework stuff and have it delivered to me at the motel/hotel. I'm in Canada and when sis went to England, I ordered something from a British firm and had it delivered to her son's house. The package arrived before her plane landed! I don't know if I can "plug" a company but www.sewandso.co.uk was great to work with. Buy a UK stitching mag in your area if you can and check out the ads, order and have it delivered to your hotel. Go to top
    • Reply from Hope
      Thursday, August 31, 2006 11:35 AM
      Thank you for the info, I'll try that too.
      Have a nice day! Go to top
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    Reply from jojo
    Friday, September 01, 2006 7:16 PM
    I have no idea wether it is very far from your hotel, but on Regent Street you can find Liberty, they have a very nice section needlecrafts. Apart from that, the whole building is worth a visit, and so are the floors with scarfs, shawls, handbags and arts & craft furniture. And enjoy your visit, London is a great town. Go to top
    • Reply from Maria S.
      Friday, September 01, 2006 11:32 PM
      My sis was in the Liberty store when they visited London and she bought the most wonderful quilt fabric. The store was a wow she said. Go to top
    • Reply from Hope
      Saturday, September 02, 2006 12:18 AM
      Thank you for the information. I hope Regent Street is near the hotel, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you again. Go to top