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!
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!
Kauppiaskatu 9, 20100
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.
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 😦
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.
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!
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.
Yliopistonkatu 5, 00100
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