Eurokangas in Finland

How beautiful is this three-dimensional floral fabric from the EuroKangas in Helsinki?

How beautiful is this three-dimensional floral fabric from the EuroKangas in Helsinki?

Each time I’ve visited Finland, fabric shopping has been high on my agenda. You already know that I bought some gorgeous diamond twill fabric at the medieval market, but I did other fabric shopping too!

Turku location

Eurokangas is a chain fabric store, and first I visited the one in Turku. The location I visited is in the Sokos department store across the street from the market square.

Like previous times I’ve visited EuroKangas I was amused by the dress forms draped in fabric that mimics clothing – none of these are actual garments, and sometimes the fabric is even still on the roll!

Eurokangas
Kauppiaskatu 9, 20100
Turku, Finland

I was a bit torn about getting a fabric with a very “Egyptian-feeling” print… but it was the wrong fabric type (which I would forgive for a fun costume) and when I looked at it in the mirror, I thought the print was proportionally too small for what I had in mind.

I ended up getting two pieces of linen – grey and red  – from their bins of fabric. These are sold by weight instead of by the meter. Each piece was about 3 meters long, and the cost was 25Euro/kg… so in total it cost me about 32Euro.

Helsinki location

Later we went to Helsinki, and I visited the fabric store there as well. Unfortunately I didn’t see anything that really appealed to me, so I left empty-handed 😦

I was looking for silks... unfortunately none of these really fit what I wanted.

I was looking for silks… unfortunately none of these really fit what I wanted.

While shopping I was looking specifically for a few things…the last time I was here I picked up some lovely silk – so I was looking for that again. Unfortunately they really didn’t have a lot of silk at all, and what they did have was mostly either sheers, or stretchy silks with spandex (not right for costuming) or just wayyyy too expensive.

How beautiful is this three-dimensional floral fabric from the EuroKangas in Helsinki?

How beautiful is this three-dimensional floral fabric from the EuroKangas in Helsinki?

I did really love this three-dimensional sheer floral though – it’s three layers of fabric with a gauze sandwiched in between two sheers and then the floral cut outs on top – so pretty!

Different wool fabric at the Helsinki EuroKangas

Different wool fabric at the Helsinki EuroKangas

I also was looking for wools on my trip, but the few pieces I could find that were nice, were out of my budget… and the few that were more reasonable – were really bulky and I didn’t want to spend the suitcase space on it.

Eurokangas
Yliopistonkatu 5, 00100
Helsinki, Finland

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