Fabric shops in Hackney

East London has a handful of brilliant fabric shops, in Dalston, Hackney Central and the Whitechapel area. There is also a whole cluster of fabric shops in Walthamstow. We haven't got round to documenting those yet, but do see this post by Karen of 'Did You Make That' for a closer look at the textile delights of Walthamstow.

On the whole, the fabric shops round these parts are so full of life they touch on the chaotic, offering value for money and unique ranges of unusual fabrics. Stock tends to require exploration, and will reward inquisitive fabric seekers by throwing up some unusual, affordable, gems.

Mermaid Fabrics shop front

Mermaid
364 Mare Street
E8 1HR

Dalston Mill shop front

Dalston Mill
69-73 Ridley Road
E8 3NP

U and I Trimmings shop front

U&I Trimmings
144 Ridley Road
E8 2NR

Bhopals shop front

Bhopals
98 Brick Lane
E1 6RL

z butt textiles shop front

Z Butt
24 Brick Lane
E1 6RF