Sewing knitting crafting tours of Paris
Gabriella blogged about her tour here : http://blog.gabriellaverstraeten.com/
Claire on the Stitchers Guild forum wrote:
The guide/source of huge knowledge about anything related to textiles in Paris is named Barbara. She is a lovely person, a New Zealand native who has lived in Paris for a long time. She really knows her stuff and I can guarantee you will have a fabulous time if you sign up with her. I didn't have anything specific in mind when we went out - I'd been to the fabric shops at Place St Pierre near Montmartre and to the button shop in the Marais - and I wanted to look at vintage clothes and lace and whatever else she thought up. I have spent a lot of time in Paris snooping around for fabric, sewing stuff, vintage stuff, etc. My day out w/Barbara was a highlight of my career as a snooper!!
Barbara is really great at putting together a tour that matches your interests and desires and she speaks French of course, and knows as well how to be a respectable shopper (e.g. the rules of politeness)! I can't recommend her highly enough!!
Have fun in Paris!! I am saving up for my next trip! http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php/topic,21278.msg349106.html#msg349106
Keiry blogged on September 20 2013 at www.keirybeesparis.wordpress.com . She describes our walk in detail.
Marilyn said " I so enjoyed our day of shopping for fabric, sewing items and beautiful ribbons in Paris. We seen areas of Paris that we would have never seen without you. Thank you for a wonderful day and for your time and your follow through. The article regarding Lea Stein is very interesting. The style of the button reminded me of buttons that I saw on clothing that my mother and aunts wore in the 60's and 70's and that was why I was drawn to them."
Lizzy blogged about her tour : http://sewbusylizzy.wordpress.com/
Judy’s tour : http://www.explorationsinquilting.com
Mandy wrote :I did a tour with you about a year and a half ago and had a great time.
Happily, I am visiting Paris again from April 17 to 24 and am wondering if you would be around for another tour?
Helen said 'Barbara is an easy travelling companion with lots of tips tricks and local knowledge. The tour takes the stress out of finding unique shops/ateliers and metro hopping alone. I have some gorgeous wool, fabric and notions to take home. Thankyou again Barbara, it was the highlight of my Paris week. '
Barbara, Thanks so much. The three of us had a marvelous time with you in Paris. What wonderful shops and we learned etiquette of each store which was so helpful and interesting. You showed us parts of Paris we could not have found without your help. The best Crema Coffee while in Paris was also the coffee break we shared with you. I am so looking forward to using my French sewing needles, they will add to my sewing box as a wonderful memory of our time spent together. Kathy
I wanted to let me know how much I enjoyed "Stitching Up Paris". Though I didn’t buy much, it was nice to visit the shops,ones that I would never have found without you.
Paris is a great city and one day I hope to visit again. Thanks again.Liz
Merci beaucoup pour tout ce que vous avez fait et toutes ces decouvertes. Marie.
In the rush and confusion of our last days in Paris I never had the chance to write and thank you for the wonderful tour! I enjoyed it so much. I will enjoy all my purchases and finds , I’m quite sure .Susan.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful day. We had a great time in Paris and my time with you was one of the highlights. Linda.