You made it! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy our gorgeous selection of fabrics, trimmings, homewares and gifts that can make your day a little brighter.
I have had great fun selecting and choosing the range and it offers just a little taste of beautiful for you to indulge in. Everybody needs the things we don't 'need', otherwise life would be plain boring! So get stuck in and take that extra bite!
Elliemagpie is a unique store selling a beautiful contrast of fabrics, haberdashery, homewares and gifts. The style is shabby chic, country vintage and celebrates all things pretty and feminine.
Elliemagpie was born of the desire to promote and bring together two complementary aspects of home making - items that you buy and items that you make yourself.
There is an emphasis on the 'hand made' and the supplies to 'hand make'. This is complimented by the quirky findings and carefully sourced homewares and gifts to add to the full lifestyle shopping experience.
The gifts that hold the best memories are the ones we personalise ourselves and at Elliemagpie we believe it is important to make your home as warm and welcoming as possible; which is why we specialise in giving you products that have been uniquely designed with this same care and attention Elliemagpie can you give your home that personal touch.
Based in Prestwich, Manchester, Elliemagpie fills a niche in the North West and Manchester markets both in terms of the real 'bricks and mortar' shop and the online products available.
We believe in challenging the modern need for mass produced furniture and generic household products. We do this by making uniquely beautiful and hand crafted products for you and your home. Unlike most chain stores, Elliemagpie is a small, quirky shop packed full of items – a real 'Aladdin's Cave'!
If you can visit us in store you can even get a chance to meet and talk with the designer.
Unable to reach our store? No problem! Elliemagpie brings the unique and quirky items to our online store for you to order from the comfort of your own home. We will deliver to you within a couple of days too!
So Why choose Elliemagpie?
When you purchase from Elliemagpie, you are supporting a local, family run business. This will not only support the shop as a business, but the creative talent that crafts products you won't see anywhere else.
To further encourage the creative flair in the community we hold workshops which will give you everything you need to get started with your own projects and to start producing personalised items for your home, or to give to a loved one. To see the variety of classes we host view our Workshops and Classes page.
The Designer behind Elliemagpie
Sewing and craft have always filled my life and I take every opportunity I can to learn any new techniques and teach myself through books and experimenting.
I have a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design and a wealth of experience in pattern making, design and sewing & knitting techniques.
I love the colours and textures of all things textile and creative and in teaching am able to help others experience these mediums and the satisfaction that comes with making something either for yourself or others.
I also work as a ‘mixed media artist’. Using my knowledge and love of textiles and bringing it together with new techniques and media; papercraft, scrapbooking, photography and beading.
In 2012, after twelve years of working in the retail industry, as a Senior Buyer for a number of High Street retailers I decided to return to my first love of textiles and pretty things! I now have a shop in Prestwich Village and teach sewing, knitting and mixed media techniques. I still look forward with great excitement to the next few years as I build my new venture and my aim is to use up all the bits and pieces of fabric, thread, wool, lace, paper and paint I have collected over the years in some new and exciting projects.