Folly Fabrics is open for business!

by Helen Hooker December. 01, 2013 6510 views

My friends Sharon and Andrew finally opened their new shop, Folly Fabrics, in Bampton on Friday. Sadly I wasn't able to get to the grand opening so I paid them a visit this morning as I passed by on my way through to Gloucestershire. The shop has filled up very nicely since I popped by almost a month ago and the shelves were full to bursting with colourful fabrics and yarns. Sadly Pippin, their Head of Security, was having the day off so he couldn't pose for a photo but I found plenty of other interesting things to shoot around the shop.

I know some of my more local Photoblog friends were interested to know more about the shop so if you'd like to visit you can find Folly Fabrics [] at the Old Bakery, Rosemary Lane, Bampton, Oxfordshire. OX18 2NF. If you pop in to see Sharon, Andrew and Pippin please do say I sent you!

When you walk into the shop you're greeted by a riot of colour in the front room….

….and the back room is home to a wall of yarn! Sharon is planning to start running craft courses in the shop in the new year.

Who knew that fabric could come in so many beautiful colours and patterns? One of the ranges Sharon is stocking is based on designs used in the TV drama Downton Abbey which is filmed in the village of Bampton.

One of Sharon's friends made this striking hat.

Threads in every colour of the rainbow

Some more of the beautiful fabric designs

Lots of buttons! I was very tempted to buy one of these button jars but resisted….. on this occasion, at least!

Yarn in a multitude of colours and textures

I found this beauty adorning the windowsill in the back room

They even offer great coffee - what more could a customer ask for?!

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John Parsons 6 years, 12 months ago

Great photos - shop must be well worth a browse!

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Tomie Poodle 6 years, 12 months ago beautiful colors!
Pic 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 are awesome...i really like this set!

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Gillian Parsons 6 years, 12 months ago

It looks simply divine.....and of course beautifully captured.

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Ann Garratty 6 years, 12 months ago

I would think they will make a huge success of their shop... it looks fantastic, I love love love shops like this, and I absolutely adore that batik fabric...

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Josy 6 years, 12 months ago

The clear wood is a wonderful contrast with textures and colors... We feel good in this store. One bright series

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Gonia 6 years, 12 months ago

World of beautifull, suprising colors!

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Larry Sample 6 years, 12 months ago

Beautiful set!

6 years, 12 months ago Edited
Riyaz 6 years, 12 months ago

very colourful set!

6 years, 12 months ago Edited
Kenny H 6 years, 12 months ago

How cool is that?! Tell them a fellow PB'er says congrats. Jar of buttons ....clever and crafty
Great shot of the red plant and latte :)

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