The Warehouse FAB17 is taking shape… finally. It feels like forever since we started our warehouse adventure to welcome you into our fabric world. New floor, new lights, new shelves, new cutting table, new windows, new kitchen, new toilets and a new workshop space will be ready to you all very very soon. I am counting down the days when all the workman are gone, there isn’t a tool in sight and not one speck of dust left. The warehouse will soon be filled with fabrics, colour, pattern, mannequins, garments, inspiration, plants & flowers, workshops and hopefully all of you!! My Brother Andrew has been absolutly amazing during the warehouse build and has been an extra pair of hands that we would be lost without. A big thank you to Andrew for doing the impossible and practically building and decorating the warehouse himself. We are a family business and cannot wait till you all see our very own fabric world.
I must apologise for the lack of fabric on the website at the moment. Lots of our fabric is in storage due to the move into the warehouse. Once We are all moved in and settled my main aim is to get that website up and running with clear pictures of how the fabric moves and drapes also followed by an exact description of the cloth. Keep an eye out on the Sale section too.
Please see below an update of what the warehouse FAB17 looks like today!!!
For those of you who have no yet heard I AM SUPER EXCITED to in the very very near future introduce you all to FAB17. We are transferring our warehouse (which I have named FAB17 for reasons which will make sense hopefully soon) into a showroom, shop, studio, workspace, and home full of hundreds and hundreds of quality fabrics. New floor, new piped shelving, new toilets, new doors, new kitchen, new workshop space and lots of never before seen fabrics.
We are moving from Wanstead High Street (which we just adore) to not far at all to South Woodford. We are moving to Raven Road which is just off Charlie Browns Roundabout. When we are all moved in I will give you our full address, a map, and lots of different transport options for you all.
The move from the shop to the warehouse has always been a project that was going to take place- it was just finding the right time for us to take on this monster of a project. We are two-ish weeks into the building work and I have successfully managed to lay a tile down in the new bathroom (I will be showing you all my handy work when you come to the warehouse). The move is a great opportunity for our business to grow and continue on the M Rosenberg & Son name. We have been a family business for over 60 years and I just wish my amazing grandparents (who rocked the fabric world) were here today to see how far we have come.
Watch out online fabric shoppers- my website is about to grow and expand very quickly. Once the move is complete and we are all settled in the warehouse, my mission is to create a special and unique online shopping experience. We have hundred of new fabrics passing in and out of our warehouse weekly and I will be snapping up as many fabrics as I can so the online shoppers can have a fantastic shopping experience. New fabrics will be uploaded to the website daily so keep an eye out!!
For all you creative souls out there my workshop space (which I am designing now) will be ready and waiting for you to come and get creative. I am sorting out lots of different types of workshops for all different types of people. There will be a workshop for everyone and a level for everyone, but most of all you will feel relaxed in an enjoyable environment with mind like people creating unique and inspiring garments and crafts.
Stumble across us, book in a group visit, come and have a nose and get involved. We are opening the doors to you, to come in, and visit what my family and I are all about. We have been brought up with a passion and love of quality dress fabric and we hope you enjoy our warehouse experience.
I will be in touch to let you all know how the builders are getting on and how our vision is planning out. In the mean time Stitch Fabrics of Wanstead is open weekdays 10.00am- 5.30pm Saturday 10.00am- 4.00pm.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like more information.
I would like to leave you with just a few pictures of this weeks warehouse events.
Nice to see men in the kitchen… even if they are only measuring up!
Lights, Lights and more Lights to choose from! Hello new shelving!!!
Family Holiday to Birmingham
Our family trip to Birmingham starts on Wednesday 10th August and continues till the late hours of Sunday 14th August. Stitch Fabrics of Wanstead will be closed during this period and I will be back in the shop bright and early 15th August Monday morning as normal.
A big Hello and Welcome to my weekly-ish newsletters to all my new subscribers. Our family trip to Birmingham is for the biggest quilting show in Europe. The Festival of Quilts!
From the 11th- 14th August you will find more different types of cottons under one roof than ever before. The NEC is a huge venue and will be filled with tons of colour, plenty of patterns and full of the most creative people you will ever meet. Everyone there has a love and a passion for quality fabrics and has flare for being creative. If you are a beginner or a pro in the world of quilting and crafting you are in for a treat at The Festival of Quilts.
At our stand you will find Dad Geoff, Mum Stacy and Myself Jenni. We work under M Rosenberg and Son and have a large stand full of beautiful cotton fabrics of a fantastic quality. Most 60″ wide (150cm) for only £6.00per metre. Our cottons are perfect for all crafts, quilting, patchwork and dressmaking. There is no shrinkage in our cottons or colour run. Our cottons have been known to last for generations of washes. We also take with a selection of our dressmaking fabrics with us. We like to bring a variety of everything so I promise you there will be a fabric on our stand just for you. Any advice or questions you have the family and I will be ready and waiting.
Whilst we are on our ‘family holiday’ in Birmingham there is one key family member that we have left behind. My lovely Brother Andrew who will be in the warehouse with a team of strong men lifting and carrying fabric out of the warehouse so we can put down wooden floor for you all. The ideas have been flowing and we are so excited about our big move from the shop to the warehouse. We have a lot of work to do before we open our entire world to you at Warehouse FAB17 however just to give you a tiny idea of our vision feel free to visit my Pinterest Page for a cheeky peak.
Due to The Festival of Quilts any orders made from Wednesday will be delayed till next Monday when I am home. I will have my laptop with me so any questions or if you would like any information email me and when I get a second at the end of the day I will hopefully get back to you. You can stay in touch with me and get all the action at The Festival Of Quilts via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram.