About Us

The Fabric Fairy is run by Michelle Cooper, an experienced quilter herself, who also runs workshops throughout the year – our programme of workshops is updated quarterly and available either by post or email (just send us your name and postal address or email address if you would like a copy) or can be picked up in the shop.  She is always happy to teach small groups on or off the premises, to all age groups and to all skill levels from novices to experienced quilters.  Ring us to discuss your requirements, she’s always happy to accommodate individual requests. 

We make no charge to travel to quilting groups in the Highlands, and will cover most areas in Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-Shire and Inverness-Shire – we are also happy to bring a range of our fabrics to sewing and craft groups in the same areas, again without charge.

You’ll also find a range of hand dyed fabrics, using plain and patterned white-on-white fabrics; these are dyed on our premises by Michelle’s husband Andy using Procion dyes.  Due to location limitations, our previously popular dyeing workshops are temporarily unavailable (we hope to put this right soon!), however fabrics can be dyed to order in lengths of up to 5m in most colours.

We run a B&B from the same premises as the shop, and can therefore offer overnight (or longer) accommodation if you and/or a friend would like to stay awhile and enjoy the magnificent countryside around Golspie whilst relaxing with your sewing machine or attending a workshop.  Prices start from £35 per person per night with discounted rates for longer stays.

The best way to see what we have to offer is to pop in and see us, however we do understand that Sutherland is a long journey so if you don’t see what you want, would like to talk through any requests or would simply like some friendly advice on your sewing project, ring us or email us at fabric@thefabricfairy.co.uk and we’ll do what we can to help out.  If you would like a sample of the fabrics, let us know what colour(s) you would like and we'll send out some swatches for you; this service is entirely free of charge.

We’ve been serving quilters and other crafters in Kent since 2002 and our relocation in 2015 has given us the room to fully display our stock much better than we ever could previously; we hope you like what you see, and if there’s anything you don’t see that you need, please call.  We can usually find what you want!

Shop opening hours are 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday inclusive from Easter until the end of September and 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday & 10am – 1pm Saturdays from November 1st until Easter.  We are usually closed for annual holiday in October.  If, for any reason, you need us to open outside of our normal opening hours, please contact us to make an appointment; please note that we are not permitted to open at all on Sundays.

Thank you for looking at The Fabric Fairy’s website – we hope that you like what you see!!

Michelle & Andy Cooper