If you look through most of my posts, you will see the same fabric retailer appearing time and time again: Remnant Kings. The Scottish institution celebrated its 70th birthday a couple of weeks ago, so I popped along to their Argyle Street store to join in the celebrations…
Remnant Kings has a rich history which resonates with generations of Scottish families.
From being founded in 1946, in post war Glasgow, Kings – as it was known then- started life as a family run business selling patchwork quilts made from the off cuts from local textile factories. Fast forward 70 years, they are Scotland’s number one shop for supplying customers with all their sewing, crafting (and interior) needs! Not to mention being the only Scottish company to supply a full range of Liberty of London fabric!
On the night, the team at Kings shared some very exciting news! As part of their birthday celebrations, they worked with Liberty of London to commission an archived 1946 Liberty print. The collaboration is exclusive to Remnant Kings and has been renamed “Kings Meddow.” The fabric is available in store and online for £19 per meter; but you better be quick- I may buy all 300 meters of it!
One of the many things I love about RK is the attention to detail they give their displays and the organisation of the shop. I always leave filled with inspiration, a bag of new fabric and my head brimming with ideas for my next project. This night was no exception! I spent hours, along with fellow blogger Morag, from Mo’adore, admiring their intricate displays, sifting through so many fabrics until finally I came to the pattern section…
Now, nothing gets my creative juices going quite like finding a new pattern to get my teeth into. RK are one of the only shops in Glasgow that stock a variety of indie designs, as well as the run of the mill patterns. I have been itching to make more trousers for ages, so when I clapped eyes on the Ginger Jeans sewing pattern, I knew she would be coming home with me. I also picked up the Tilly and the Buttons Coco pattern, which will be great for running up some easy tops and dresses for work.
On the night, you could also get involved in some of the mini masterclasses they had running . The included making a lampshade, clock or a make up bag. I was too late in getting my name down for the make up bag session as I got far too carried away admiring all the colourful ribbons available in the haberdashery!
So, after some cake and bubbles it was time to leave my little sewing haven! I still can’t believe Remnant Kings is 70 years young-here is to another successful 70 years!
Happy Birthday Remnant Kings- your looking good pal!
What are your RK memories? Share them in the comments below.