Issue 215
Winter 2020/2021

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Mar 1, 2021

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Fabric treats in store in Glasgow

THE YEAR 2020 has not been an easy year for any creative, designer, artist or fashion designer – though it looks like 2021 could be getting better,

For the designer and award winning wedding dress designer, Joyce Young, 2020 with its Covid related impacts on weddings, has been quite a crushing year. Many weddings have been cancelled and delayed until next year.

However, Joyce, a Glasgow School of Art graduate, has not had her spirits dampened, and despite her London showroom closing for the past two months, she has opened a brand new store in Glasgow – exclusively for the crafter market, with literally thousands of metres of luxurious fabrics, vintage buttons, one-off tartan materials and fabrics edges to choose from.

The new store, housed in two rooms adjacent to her showroom on Maryhill Road, is an Aladdin's cave for any crafter, or anyone suffering the lockdown blues, who is keen to make their own clothes, even dolls' clothes, dogs' clothes, a new jacket, or it could indeed be a place to source material for making a mask – though, as Joyce explains, most of the fabrics are luxurious silks and not the regular mask material!

The idea for starting the new store came to Joyce during the first lockdown, when she and her husband, Maurice, a pleat specialist by trade, decided to do something to make use of their plentiful supply of materials.

"Over the years I have accrued quite an amazing selection of material, it's like my archive found in markets, and special stores all over the world, from Spain, Italy and France".

Joyce, awarded OBE in 2017, has designed for Judy Murray, Eunice Olemide and also recently created a unique coat for Aberdeenshire singer Fiona Kennedy for her I Sing 4 Peace project, an initiative launched by Aberdeen University lecturer Neil McLennan and Scottish fiddler Thoren Ferguson to spread a message of goodwill throughout the world.

Joyce's new fabric store will be open from November and is accessible by appointment.

The Fabric Store, Unit 4, 1987 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 0BT. Entry by appointment only.
Tel 0141 942 8900 x 1


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