SHOP STOP OF THE WEEK
Look it is not like us to go recommending stores where fabric is $37.50 a metre. You're much more likely to find the ladies of hml in the bargain bins at Spotlight going ga ga over some slightly dodgy denim and some weird foam shapes (surely we can do something with that? suggestions welcome...).
In our defence before entering the pretty leadlighted, exposed brick, cathedral ceilinged, eastern suburb haven of Calico and Chintz (yes that is the name of the store) we could be found burrowing through the record bins at the Glen Waverly Brotherhood of St Lawrence op shop. But if any of you are textile junkies like us then this place has some pretty high grade candy to tempt your Visa cards out of retirement.
We swooned at the fat quarters, we felt faint at the Rowan book section, we went wild for the bamboo crochet needles, we became obsessed with taking quilting classes! All jokes aside, those of you wizzing by on your way to Camberwell market or the Rivoli cinema should think about making a pit stop...
Calcio and Chintz is at 99 Auburn Rd Hawthorn