Thursday 30 May 2013

Grace & Jacob - Felt Making & Textile Supplies, York


Fat Quarters
If you haven’t yet ventured down Walmgate in York (just past Melton’s Too) to the Aladdin’s cave that is Grace & Jacob then I suggest you get down there right now!  It is a treasure trove of fabric, fibre, yarn and haberdashery.  There’s a really great choice of fabrics including Moda, Rowan, Hantex & Free Spirit and you don’t just have to buy it off the roll – there are fat quarters too.  But if you’re looking for something really cute - pick up some Moda Candy.  These are packs of 42 x 2½ inch squares of lovely patterned fabric for you to make something wonderful with.  

Fabulous Fabrics
Luscious Yarns
If you’re a felt maker or spinner there are merino, Shetland, Blue Faced Leicester & Icelandic tops, silk blend mixes and silk tops too including hand-dyed.  Yarns include a fabulously extensive range of Lang, Erika Knight, Aslan Trends and Grace & Jacob’ s hand-dyed yarns too (a specialty!).  And as if that wasn’t enough there are VV Rouleaux & East of India ribbons, patterned bias binding, embroidery threads, machine threads, patterns, kits, needles and so much more.

Yarns & Silk Tops
VV Rouleaux Ribbons
Fiona Hirst who owns Grace & Jacob is very knowledgeable so if you need any help or advice just ask.  There is a programme of workshops and a spinning group that are all run on the premises.  Take a look at the website for more details – or pop along in person and say hi - open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.


  1. Looks like a lovely shop and a good range of workshops. Wish I lived nearer.

    S xx

    1. It is great - maybe York could be a weekend away sometime (with a trip to Grace & Jacob - lots of nice places to eat nearby and the Quilt Museum's here too!)