Guthrie & Ghani

During my recent northern excursion my mum and I decided to pay a visit to the small town of Moseley near Birmingham in order to visit Guthrie & Ghani. Run and owned by Lauren Guthrie, 2013 contestant on the first series of BBC 2’s Great British Sewing Bee, it started out as an online business with a physical premises for both the shop and school opening in 2013. In a gorgeous converted Victorian house in Moseley, Guthrie & Ghani is a fabulous little sewing paradise in a bustling little Midlands town. 3

The staff were lovely and attentive and clearly passionate about what they do and the product they sell, and the range of both fabrics and haberdashery in store is great – I fell in love with a teal silk but after spending too much money at Birmingham Rag Market I sadly had to leave it. It is however sold online although is a deeper teal colour in real life than shows in their online store. Who knows when that might accidentally find its way into my stash?…

My mum bought some lovely mocha coloured jersey as well as a magenta dalmatian print jersey to make a couple of Bronte tops, as featured in this post. She also picked up the 1940’s Tea Dress pattern from Sew Over it and I found the Alpi chino pattern on sale as seen in my previous post here so that was ‘accidentally’ purchased… Whoops!

The space itself downstairs is lovely and light, with a huge window facing onto the street. One day, if I ever have my own fabric and haberdashery shop I hope mine is half as light and pretty as Guthrie & Ghani! Along side the shop downstairs, they also have an upstairs space for running workshops and classes. The classes cover both clothing and home furnishings and are really reasonably priced. I can imagine places book up very quickly so I would suggest making sure to book well in advance. And if none of this has made you want to visit, there is a rather nice pub a little further up the street… I left feeling inspired and am seriously considering investigating how I might set up a haberdashery shop. That’s a long way off in the future, but I shall keep you updated when plans begin to form. Maybe a shop by the sea…

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4 comments

  1. Ooooh that sounds so nice! The perfect kind of place to go and dream the day away. Wow, you want to open your own haberdashery shop? Fantastic! I hope it all unfolds and I can’t wait to hear about it one day! xx

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