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Ronnie13/01/2013 00:46:42
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Hi, I am planning to spend 3 weeks holiday in Cornwall later in the year , staying at Mousehole. And while the other -half is off bird watching I would like to visit quilting shops/studios in the area and hopefully manage to enrol for a workshop or two. Just to prevent the withdrawal symptoms coming on , I know you will understand.However I am having trouble finding any quilting/ fabric shops in the area and wondered if anyone could give me any information to help in my search.I don't mind doing some travelling , but not too far. Thanks, Sharon

Hannah A13/01/2013 09:02:29
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Hi Sharon,

I'm from Cornwall but I'm not round penzance area often. I think there's a fabric shop in Penzance.

Threads in Hayle does workshops and fabrics-

The Sewing Studio in Redruth is amazing. Lots and lots of fabric and they do quilty/patchwork workshops too. It's torture as its only a five minute walk away.

Will let you know if I think of any more.


JillR13/01/2013 09:09:59
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During my last holiday in Cornwall I bought some amazing bargains from the car boots, people out selling off their stuff, not from traders.

Marian C13/01/2013 13:12:41
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There is a lady called Di Wells, who used to teach City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting in Gloucestershire, and now lives near Mevagissey. She does classes and workshops in Cornwall - her website is Take a look to see what's on offer.


Ronnie13/01/2013 19:21:15
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Thank you all for your help.I have looked at the links given but at present they are only booking up to Feb/March, but I will keep checking as I know workshops get booked up early.

Yes Hannah I can imagine the torture of a fabric shop 5 minute walk away, I think I would have to walk my dog that way everyday just to peer in the window to see if there was any new fabric delivered . Lol.

Di T14/01/2013 09:17:55
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There is a shop called Cowslip Workshops in Launceston. They have a shop and run wksps etc. Link is



Katy15/01/2013 10:38:02
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There is a lovely shop which does workshops in Wadebridge, but that's a long way, I don't think I've found any very near Penzance. The sewing studio in Redruth is great, I think that would be your best bet. I go to Cornwall every year, and am pretty good at hunting down the fabric shops, but I've never had time to do a workshop

Ronnie15/01/2013 19:31:08
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Thanks Guys, will have a look at all the suggestions . I will definitely be booking a workshop or two, can't imagine 3 weeks without my "fix" of sewing etc. and its always great to look around a new shop , to get some ideas.

Juliet15/01/2013 21:47:41
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Ooh Wadebridge is not far from my DD1s holiday home in Trecknow, can't wait to go again now.

Juliet x

Lowena25/01/2013 18:04:39
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I live near Penzance and can fully endorse The Sewing Studio at Redruth. It has recently relocated to larger premises and the people who work there know loads about patchwork and quilting. They do courses and drop in sessions and have a good website. It's my favourite shop

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