Fabric Shopping in Paris

I feel very lucky to be doing something I love as much as photography. Back in April, the team from The Sewing Shop in Canterbury were going to Paris for a day of visual and creative inspiration and fabric shopping. I was tasked with documenting the day as it was going to be featured in a national magazine. In my spare time I love to sew and craft so to photo something like this was a dream come true and to spend a day with such wonderfully lovely ladies was a total treat too! We set off from Ramsgate at 4.15am and arrived at Ashford International for a much needed input of coffee! On the train the bubbles and croissants flowed and the two hour journey whistled by. It was amazing to thing we were in Paris in such quick time. The sun was blazing down when we arrived and everything just dazzled and glistened that bit more. The walk to Monmartre was a comfortable distance and the excitement grew in anticipation of the shops we would find. The team spent the day riffling through and finding some really beautiful fabrics and trimmings. I have never seen such large fabric stores, some over four floors packed with the most amazing materials. It was so creatively refreshing to work abroad as you sense and notice different things, the light, the architecture, how people use public spaces and to document this day was something that I will treasure forever! You can see the team’s write up in Pretty Patches which is out now and available to buy if you click here. It gives you a great guide to booking a day trip like this yourself.

To take a journey through the day click on one of the squares to launch the gallery…

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