I thought I would start this post with a tribute to the workers of the garment industry. It is in the form of a giant button with a needle through it. Note the banner on the right hand side with “I Work” on it.
The garment district is still pretty big, but not as big as it was when I was here last time. Having said that, I still didn’t manage to get to every shop in the area, but I did give it the old college try!
Mark took sneaky photos of me, catching me in the act, so some of these photos are a reflection of this. This shop was exclusively for men’s fabrics – Beckenstein’s. Fabulous, but very expensive.
Apart from Mood, the only fabric I bought was in Paron Fabrics, which is a gorgeous shop, well set out and run by a lovely couple. Paron’s is on 39th Street, which is where most of the above shops were located.
There are a large number of shops devoted to notions. I can’t remember all the names, but MJ Trimmings was amazing, as was a shop called Zipper
So many photos that I have to montage some of them.
They do sell wool incidentally – large balls of it!
I found a knitting mill in a shop – lovely, but sadly they only sold made up garments.
This is a vintage knitting machine they had.
I am going to make a separate post on Mood Fabrics, as there is a bit to say!
In the meantime, just to show that not only do the people of New York dress up in their favourite team gear, but the dogs are ardent followers too!