31 October 2016

Tis the season...

... to support your local, independent art supplies shop!

Seen at Cowling & Wilcox, Shoreditch, which admittedly is a chain... but full marks to them for wit.

London Art, near Finchley Road tube station, is my current local, and very helpful they are. Open 11-5 on Sundays, too.

Back at the flat, my nearest source of art supplies, albeit a patchy one, is Fish and Cook, a long-established stationers, open 9-6, Monday to Saturday.

On the Clerkenwell Road, Stevensons packs an unbelievable amount of materials into a "deceptively small" shop. (For some reason it's not on the map.)

Cornelissen, near the British Museum, is a lovely old-fashioned shop.

Others, for you who live in other areas of London, are on the interactive map (here), and most have websites for online shopping - eg Jacksons.

I'm deliberately avoiding the chains, with their constant "sales" and brash marketing. With the independent shops, it's a matter of "use it or lose it".

1 comment:

Stitchinscience said...

Thanks for that Margaret, a good reminder for us all. Have you been to the Maggi Hambling drawing exhibition at the British Museum? Lots of interesting work, and just the right size for an exhibition.