Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sewing related in Asia

I thought I'd share some of my sewing related pictures from our recent trip in Asia!

In Hanoi, Vietnam, shops were collected together in streets all selling the same kind of thing.  These shots are from the street where sewing machines were sold.



In Chiang Mai, Thailand, I found fabric on the market, where I managed to just look not buy
(since I'm using up my fabric stash this year not adding to it!)



I did however buy a few zips and threads from a lovely little shop there - necessary accessories for all the things I'm going to make when I use up that stash!! 



Finally, in Singapore, the area where we were staying had a lot of industrial sewing shops where men (and I only saw men) were sewing heavy duty canvases and the like. 
The shops were open fronted and most of the sewing was going on out on the street front!

It was interesting to see sewing going on in the various places we visited. So many of the shops and homes were open fronted - allowing you to see much more of people's lives than in most Western countries.  

Hope you enjoyed seeing this glimpse too!

10 comments:

  1. How disciplined to resist purchasing fabric:)

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    1. I'm getting better at that! Knowing the real size of my mountainous fabric stash at home helped restrain me!

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  2. I think I would have lost my will power!

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    1. It helped having my husband hurrying me along!! :)

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  3. Where was the the area in Singapore? do they have fabic as well?good luck with your stash busting this year.

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    1. HI Valda. The area in Singapore was near Lavender station. I don't think they sold fabric - or perhaps you could buy some of the heavy duty canvas if you asked. Thanks for the luck with my stashbusting too! I'm going to need it.

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  4. Photos Of Sewing Machines, Fabric And Trimmings - A Lovely Piece Of Heaven This Morning :) Thank You For Sharing!

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