Who we are...
Victoria Fabrics was established in 1995 by Elizabeth Shirley. Over the last twenty eight years we have developed a strong reputation for the quality and value of our curtain-making work and the range of fabrics and needlecraft supplies which we offer. There are currently two of us in the shop -- each with her own specialist interests and expertise.
Meet the Team
Elizabeth Shirley (proprietor and curtain-maker)
The shop is situated in a lovely 17th century grade two listed building in the centre of Wotton-under-Edge. Before the arrival of Victoria Fabrics, the building was previously known as Victoria House, named in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. There is actually a strong Victoria connection with this end of Market Street. The building next door, the Tolsey, which was once the Court House, has an eighteenth centry brick exterior, but the interior is several centuries older. It has had a large street-clock since the seventeenth century, but the present clock was installed in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee.
Wotton-under-Edge is an attractive old market town in the southern Cotswolds, and was once the centre of England's wool trade. Unlike many other Cotswold towns, Wotton has maintained its working life, and has a vibrant commercial heart with many independent retailers. It is a rewarding place to shop, browse and relax. Victoria Fabrics is a vital part of the Wotton environment and, we believe, epitomises the best aspects of independent retailing.
Like all the best businesses we want to form a relationship with our customers, which, we are confident, will encourage them to come back again and again. Over the years we have become the main local resource for devotees of needlecraft and dressmakers and for the supply of curtain and blind services. We are known as much for our friendly, helpful approach as for the calibre of our products and the high standards of our work. Here are a few comments:
After moving into our new house we needed curtains and blinds in every room which was going to be an expensive and time consuming task. I first became aware of Victoria Fabrics after seeing some beautiful floral material in the window display. I investigated further and ended up ordering the curtains for the lounge and my new baby's nursery. I was really pleased with the result, they were professionally made, reasonably priced and finished on time. Since then Elizabeth has made curtains or blinds for most of the rooms in my house! She has a great choice of fabric to suit all tastes. I would definitely recommend Victoria Fabrics to everyone.
For a small shop Victoria Fabrics stocks a good range of haberdashery and dress fabrics, as well as many samples of fabrics to order.
The staff are always helpful and will go out of their way to give a good service. We are lucky to have a shop like this in Wotton-under-Edge.