mandy munroe

stitching, quilting, fabric, projects

A new shop!

Well I’m very excited to report a lovely new shop open in Ashford!

– on Bank Street.


It’s called Emporia and has fabric, jewelry, bags, bunting, tea cup candles, gifts, childrens clothes and cards for sale and hosts a knit and natter group on Fridays from 1-3pm.


Emporia Fabric and Crafts, 1 Bank Street, Ashford, Kent

Clair, the owner, also runs a craft market in Park Mall, with local crafters and a little bit of vintage (the next will be in the spring). I went over to check that out too and discovered Pop-Up Ashford next door, part of Pop-Up Britain. Bonus!

So if anyone is looking for last minute gifts, go and support your local craft haven (and treat yourself at the same time) 🙂


10 comments on “A new shop!

  1. loobyloucreations
    December 18, 2013

    looks so nice I wish there were shops like this near me

    • mandymunroe
      December 18, 2013

      We’re very lucky to have a few, I love these type of shops 🙂

      • loobyloucreations
        December 18, 2013

        yes its lovely we have a little shop near us called rainbows and lemondrops its a lovely shop that sells handmade items by local people and they have also started stocking a few things such as ribbons and little kits, I got some gorgeous gingerbread ribbon from them, but it would be nice to have a haberdashery shop near by. We just have a hobbycraft near us

  2. Vikky
    December 18, 2013

    A new shop, hurrah!

    • mandymunroe
      December 18, 2013

      We’ll have to visit often and make sure it stays!

  3. treadlemusic
    December 18, 2013

    I just love the space!!!!! The pristine white walls and shelving has become a fave of mine……the perfect “canvas”/backdrop for the beautiful displays. Hugs………….

    • mandymunroe
      December 18, 2013

      It is beautiful, Claire has done a great job finding just the right furniture and painting it up too.

      • treadlemusic
        December 18, 2013

        I couldn’t agree more and I wish her much success!!

  4. tinaor
    December 18, 2013

    It looks lovely! I might have to pop in if I am ever down that way! Good luck. x

  5. Tansy Martin
    December 19, 2013

    What with a new John Lewis at Home opening up in Ashford I am going to have to make a journey over.

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