For those looking simply for cloth, look for Ash Fabrics on Leicester market. Nicely priced wools, linen and calico, stock changing all the time. Because he sells to the student fraternity quite a bit theres always something a little different if you have an alternative project in mind. Located near to the town hall side of the market the majority of the time.
Theres also Stuarts Fabrics in the small units in the middle of the market. Great selection, a little more pricey and tends more to be seasonal with wool.
There you go!
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