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The Vintage Fabric Detective

My top tips on where to buy vintage fabrics ‘Where do you find the fabrics?’ is a common question I’m asked by customers and friends. I’ll admit, it isn’t easy finding vintage fabrics and I stumble to give a straight answer. Here is an attempt to share some of my sourcing secrets… 1. Look down…

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The Stitch Festival

A huge thank you for visiting me at The Stitch Festival in London last week. Olive Road London is an online store and there really is no better way to meet customers. I genuinely mean it when I say I have the best customers in the world. Here are my highlights from the show. (Thanks…

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I’m At The Knitting & Stitching Show

I’m back at the Knitting & Stitching show this Autumn at Alexandra Palace in London. 10 to 13th October 2019. Find me at stand J17 in the Great Hall. Come and say hello and get a free Scrap Busting Pattern booklet (whilst stocks last). I’ll be selling a wide range of vintage fabrics, buttons and…

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We Are Celebrating Our 5th Birthday!

We are 5! Olive Road London launched at Pop-Up Vintage Fairs at Old Spitalfields Market in London in September 2014. I started selling bags I had made from vintage fabric along with a few vintage finds. Five years on, my business has developed into focusing on selling vintage fabrics, patterns and accessories along with teaching…

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Vintage Fair this Sunday – 10 Feb

I’m dusting off my rails and display boxes ready for my first vintage shopping event of the year. Judy’s Vintage Fair at Bethnal Green this Sunday, 10th February 2019, 10:30 for early birds at £3 entrance fee or £2 after 11:30. Finishes at 4:30pm. Click here for the Facebook invite. I’ll be selling a selection…

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Vintage Shopping in New York

Planning a shopping trip to New York? Vintage shopping fan and Journalist Victoria Briggs shares with us her favourite New York vintage shops during one of her frequent visits to the city…. Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Every Saturday and Sunday, behind the Lincoln Tunnel, a small army of vendors take over a block in Hell’s…

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Fashion Revolution Week: #whomademyclothes?

‘Who made this’ isn’t the first thought that pops into mind when shopping. Usually the thought process is fit, colour, suitability, affordability or just because it is has been one of those days and that cute little red jumper will cheer me up. The social enterprise, Fashion Revolution , are campaigning to raise awareness of our…

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