Make a Fat Quarter Waxed Food Wrap and Fat Quarter Gift Wrap in #ShopShowcase with Samuel Taylor in Leeds.
How did you get started?
After WWII Samuel Taylor started a wholesale woollen textile business in Leeds and as a part of expanding his business, he opened a haberdashery at 30 Central Road. That was just a stone’s throw away from the shop’s current location at 10 Central Road which has been open for business since October 1961. This means we are quickly approaching the big milestone of 60 years of trading in the same location. Through the years we have become known as one of the most reliable haberdasheries in the area and we couldn’t be happier about it!
Where are you located?
We have three shops across West Yorkshire with the main one located in Leeds city centre just walking distance from both train station and coach station. The other two shops are in Huddersfield Market and Kershaws Garden Shopping Centre in Brighouse.
Which products do you specialise in?
We stock all things fabrics and haberdashery, and we take pride in being a one-stop shop for it. Whether you’re thinking of making the first skirt using the sewing machine you got for Christmas or you’re a budding embroiderer, knitter or a card maker, we have all the supplies needed for your projects as well as knowledgeable staff to give good advice.
Do you have a particular favorite product that you sell?
We are really happy to stock a full range of high-quality Rose & Hubble plain craft cotton that comes in a whopping 87 colours. Another favourite is the Gutermann thread ranges out of which we stock all 400 colours in the 100m Sew-All.
What's on the stereo?
Usually Greatest Hits Radio – can’t go wrong with the classics.
Where else should we visit in your area?
Leeds has some architecturally interesting shopping arcades connecting the main streets in town. They are full of both big brand names as well as independent shops if you are interested in shopping local and supporting small businesses. Shopping aside, Leeds has also a lively arts and hospitality scene with great concert venues, theatres and galleries – all in walking distance.
Do you host any workshops, classes or special events?
We are looking to start again with cardmaking and papercrafts workshops and quilting and sewing/dressmaking classes at our Brighouse shop this autumn as soon as it is safe to do so. We will be letting everyone know via our social media outlets as well as our newsletter, so keep your eyes peeled!
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
We are rumoured to have been the favourite haberdashery of Vera from Coronation Street!
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