Fabric shopping spree!!
Hong Kong is known as the Shoppers’ Paradise – I’ll say the Sham Shui Po district is a Crafters’ Paradise!!! I dragged my mum along and spent a good whole day there.
We went through shops after shops, some designated for buttons, zippers, laces & ribbons, fabrics, threads, beads – all selling at ridiculously LOW price! We got home with 2 huge (and heavy) bags full of lovely goodies:
From left: homespun, linen, indian silk
Some checks, dots & stripes~
Light weight fabrics – i might try making scarves:)
More yummy fabrics^_^
Over 20 zippers – only HKD$12!!
A box full of laces and cotton tapes
I think I got a bit out of control :p
Some colourful embriodery threads!
My shoulders suffered for two days afterwards>< But it was all worth it!!!
If you are a serious fabric & craft addict, and have the chance to travel to HK, then you have to visit Sham Shui Po, especially along Yu Chau Sreet and Ki Lung Street - get off the MTR at the Sham Shui Po Station (Exit B) - you won't be disappointed!!
However don't expect to see a lot of high end stores - the district is quite old and most shops have poor interior - some are even on-the-street stalls. Fabric stores are barely navigable without knocking down a roll or two, but this is part of the fun of bargain hunting^0^
I think I might start a Fabrics & Crafts Shopping guide ^_^ some time... hehe