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Taking a look inside Calico Laine

Here at Calico Laine we're always hearing from our customers that our shop is like an Aladdin's cave and they're right. I like to think that our Liscard Calico Laine store is like our own T.A.R.D.I.S, small on the outside and bigger on the inside. Plenty of people who have shopped with us for years don't even realise that Calico Laine has an upstairs!

There is so much to see at Calico Laine that you could spend hours and hours just pottering about in all the different parts of the shop. Our staff know all the ins and outs, nooks and cranny's of our fabulous cave of wonders and so we're going to break it down for you and help you discover some of the hidden gems of Calico Laine.

Lets start with some good old fashioned staples:


One of my favourite parts of the shop! Always so beautifully colourful and full of gorgeous soft yarn just waiting to be knitted into something amazing. At Calico Laine we only stock Stylecraft wool but don't let that fool you into thinking you wont be spoilt for choice. There's a fantastic variety to choose from all in the snug nook at the back of the shop.


Just round the corner from the wool is our vast selection of haberdashery items. All of your pins, machine needles, hand sew needles, press studs, measuring tapes and so much more! There's even several brands of hemming tape in case sewing isn't your forte. If you're looking to mend or sew anything then this is the part of Calico Laine you need to search in.

Threads at Calico Laine

Next door to all of our haberdashery is of course our sewing thread, perfect for hand or machine sewing. Here at Calico Laine we have an extensive variety of top quality Gutermann threads in a range of different sizes. Our Moon threads offer a super affordable option for those just starting out in sewing. They're great for getting a good sewing kit together on a low budget. We offer a brilliant bulk discount so you can get ten 1000 metre threads for just £9.99. We even have a section for machine embroidery so there is plenty to see!

If you've ever visited our Liscard Calico Laine store you'll be familiar with the copious rolls of fabric as well as walls filled to the brim with ribbons. Here are a few of the less obvious corners to our cave of wonders ...


If you venture upstairs you'll find a menagerie of colourful feathers. At Calico Laine we have anything from sparkling bunches of diamanté feathers to the bright plumage of a peacock. We offer simplistic small bunches and larger brightly coloured individual feathers that can be used in a variety of projects. Our brand new feather boas come in a multitude of colours and will put a smile on anyone's face. If you're looking to add that final touch to your fascinator or you're putting a funky touch to your fancy dress this is the part of the shop for you.

Embroidery Threads

Another selection from the secret upstairs of Calico Laine! We have a fantastic DMC thread stand upstairs full of gorgeous skeins of thread for all of your embroidery needs. If you're looking to give embroidery a try but don't want to spend a lot on trying it out then I recommend Trimit threads. They retail for just 49p each and are a brilliant money saving option for those experimenting with embroidery. You'll also find the aida you need to get started just outside in the corridor, available in A4 sheets and by the metre.

Felt & Faux Fur

Another well kept secret at Calico Laine is our range of faux furs and felt by the metre. This will take you on another little trip upstairs but is so worth it to see the great colour range we have. Our felt by the metre is a lot wider than the felt squares we offer and is more suited for larger projects such as making jigsaw mats or lining storage boxes. It also comes in very handy for costumes for school whenever they drop a last minute bombshell on you. It's not washable but it is easy to work with and can be glued or sewn together quickly. Our faux fur is one of our more niche fabrics but very good fun and can be used to make fuzzy teddy bears or fancy dress.

There is much more at Calico Laine we could tell you about but it's so much more fun to come and see it all for yourself! Come and visit our stores anytime and our staff will be happy to share their inside knowledge with you.

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