Quilt Shop Visit Auckland : Fabricland Papakura
I visited Fabricland in Papakura recently and was very warmly welcomed by owner Elaine. When I arrived there was a customer at the counter who had a rather large pile of fabric in front of her. It turns out she was a tourist who was having a wonderful shopping spree before she flew out the next day. She was very excited at the choices on offer and was looking forward to returning home to make a quilt with the beautiful fabrics she was buying.
The shop stocks a large range of items for those in the patchwork or craft field. There’s a good supply of fabric, panels, patterns, a large assortment of notions, zips, ribbons, lace, beads, sequins, threads, buttons and I even found a supply of eyes and noses for teddy bears. There is also batting, a small supply of dressmaking fabrics and a shelf of quilts for sale. Every way I turned there was something on offer that interested me.
At one point I sat at the small table by the knitting wool and had a look through some of the patterns. It was hard to narrow down my choices but I got there in the end.
Street parking is available and there is also a free car park conveniently located across the road. If you prefer to travel by train then Fabricland is only five minutes walk from Papakura Railway Station.
There are a number of cafes nearby and I was delighted with my delicious lunch afterwards at a cafe opposite the shop.
All in all I had a very enjoyable and relaxing time and headed home to sort out my next project, having been inspired by my visit.
I can’t help but wonder if the tourist has finished her quilt yet!