The Costume Almanac

An Information Highway for Costumiers and the Home Crafter 



My Fabrics  

Range of fashion,brand

and upholstery fabrics.

Worldwide shipping.

DHL Delivery.  

Shipped within 2-3 days.  

Phone: 0044 (0)203 608 1915

[email protected]

Tissu Fabrics

Fabrics including stretch lace, metallic, lycra, fleece.

UK shipping only.

Shipped on same day before 1pm order.

Special Delivery Available.

Phone: 0044 (0)1162 510 566

[email protected]


Range of dressmaking,

fleece,fur, PVC and soft furnishing fabrics.

North West, UK stores.

 UK shipping only.  

4 - 5 days delivery.

Phone: 0044 (0)1745 562133

[email protected] 


Fabrics sold wholesale to the public, by the metre, 10, 25

or 40 metre rolls.

Shops in the South East/West, UK    

NO online ordering - phone only. 72 hour delivery service within the UK.  

Courier Delivery option.

Worldwide shipping.

Phone: 01425 461 444

Joel and Son Fabrics

High quality range of evening and designer fabrics.

London, NW8 8EU.

Online Ordering.

Worldwide shipping

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7724 6895

[email protected]m

Macculloch and Wallis

Extensive range of wools, cottons, velvets, leathers,stretch, tartans.

London, W1S 1AT .

Online ordering.

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7629 0311

[email protected]

Fabrics online

London Stores

Cloth House

Linens, Organdie, Wool, Silks, Felts,Cottons

2 stores in London,

W1F 8SJ and W1F 0QJ

Online ordering.

Worldwide Shipping

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7482 0999

[email protected]

The Silk Society

Specialists in sumptuous fabrics, embroidered silks, sequinned fabrics, faux fur, silk velvet, lace.

London, W1F 8SE

Online ordering.

Worldwide shipping

Contact: 0044 (0)20 7287 1881

[email protected]

Borovick Fabrics

Oldest fabric shop in Soho selling a range of theatrical fabrics including

bridal and suiting.

London, W1F 0HP

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7437 2180

[email protected]

House of Sculthorpe

Materials for historical costumes including Cottons, Linen, Silk, Wool, Faux Fur. Also Aglets, Buckles,

Buttons and Braids.

Online ordering only. Worldwide shipping.

South Yorkshire, DN4 5DZ

Phone: 0044 (0)1302 246429

[email protected]

Time Warp

Replica Historic cloth for Roman, Viking, Saxon, Medieval, Tudor and

Stuart eras.

Cloth in stock and

bespoke woven available.

Worldwide shipping.

Phone: 0044 (0)7801 278044

[email protected]


Fabrics include Wools, Linens and Silks dyed and in their natural state. Online only. Worldwide shipping

Bradford, BD7 4EQ, UK

Phone: 0044 (0)1274 576718

[email protected]

Kochan-Phillips Historical Textiles

Specialising in historical military fabrics for 18th Century, Napoleonic, American Civil War,

WW1 and WW2

Maryland, USA

Contact Form on website

Historical Fabrics

Classic Textiles

Established shop selling to public, media and students.

London, W12

Phone: 0044 (0)20 8743 3516

[email protected]

Fabrics Galore

Full to the brim of fun and inspiring fashion and soft furnishing fabrics.

London, SW11 5RH

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7738 9589

[email protected]

The Identity Store

Leather shapes and pieces, hair-on hides, belt making, dyes and tanning, rivets, studs,  Workshops available

Store and Online ordering.   Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3LY

Phone: 0044 (0)1629 581403        0044 (0)7974 177239

[email protected]

Tandy Leather

Hides and sides, all types of leather and tools, Patterns and videos to download.

Store and Online ordering

Northampton, NN3 8RD

Phone: 0044 (0)1604 647910


Clitheroe Silks

Formerly Rubans De Paris, this London store specialises in cotton and silk velvets but also stocks other fabrics including chiffon,

georgette, habotai,

jacquards and devorees.

London, W1F 9EG

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7493 9552

0044 (0)7515 345121

[email protected] 


Denholme Velvets

All types of velvets for fashion, upholstery, soft furnishing and theatre drapery.

Online only.

Based in Bradford, BD13 4EZ

Phone: 0044 (0)1274 832185

[email protected]


Full range of quality silks, linens, cottons, wools, laces, tulle, synthetics.

Based in Germany

Phone: 0049 821 263380-0

No email requests.

Friedmans Fabrics

Printed and plain Lycra, elastane, velvets, powernet.

Based in Cheshire, SK4 3EF

0044 (0)161 975 9002

[email protected]

Dancewear Fabrics

DSI ( Dancesport Int)

Fabrics include Lycra, powernet, stretch lace, sequinned, flocked.

Store and Online ordering.

Croydon, CR0 3BF

0044 (0)20 8664 8188

Tia Knight

Large selection of patterned, metallic and shimmer

stretch fabrics.

Online ordering only

Based in Leicester, LE1 3NB

0044 (0)116 251 0566

[email protected]

J.T. Batchelors

Suppliers of leather, tools, buckles and accessories.

Store in London, N1 4DZ

0044 (0)20 7254 2962

[email protected]

Ambassador Textiles

Range of luxurious premium fake fur fabrics for fashion and soft furnishings  including fox, rabbit, mink and mongolian.

Based in Oldham

Phone:0044 (0)161 624 4167

[email protected]

Faux Fur

Yorkshire Fur Fabrics

Manufacturers of a wide range of faux fur fabrics for fashion and soft furnishings.

Based in Huddersfield

Phone: 0044 (0)1484 429966

[email protected]

Brimlake Ltd

London store with a range of faux fur including fox, mink, beaver and pony skin.

Also felts and fleece and fillings for toys etc.

London, E5 9BQ

Phone: 0044 (0)20 8806 4599

[email protected]