There’s a place downtown that the sewing ladies call “Aladdin’s Cave”. It is in the basement of a place called Deera Hotel… which isn’t a hotel as far as I can tell, all I can see are shops… but anyway, in the basement, in amongst the carpark are little haberdashery shops, with sewing treasures of all sorts…
Most of the stuff here you buy in bulk….
and it’s really cool stuff!!!
Lace, tassles, buttons, ribbons, zips, needles, scissors, sequins, etc, etc, etc….
Today was my last visit – who knows when I will come again? One day, I hope. But in the meantime I stocked up on the following:
Regular cotton sewing/quilting thread, embroidery thread, some buttons, sequins, lace, shirring elastic, machine needles, a few rolls of ribbons… so much cheaper than back in Oz, I know I will be pleased I made another quick trip to Aladdin’s Cave before I left….