When I visit Seville I always drop by my favourite fabric shop - Zález.
It's too good to keep secret so about time I share it with you too!!!
Zález is a fashion and accessories brand owned by Núria González, a fashion designer originally from Barcelona. Specialising in bags, rucksacks, purses, vanity cases, brooches and rings all pieces are handmade here in her Seville studio/store.
What draws me back again and again is the fabric - mainly Japanese - Kokka/Echino and this time I pulled some English fabric too by dashwood studio. You don't need me to tell you more here's some pics to tempt you.
On this visit I didn't have my Spanish dil, Ana, with me to act as translator so, as always DH, Simon, was
embarrassed, exasperated, amused at my attempts to communicate with anyone Spanish using English and a selection of elaborate hand gestures.
When I'm travelling I can easily fashion a hand gesture for 'is it okay to take photos?' but I haven't come up with an appropriate one for 'do you mind if I blog about your store?'. It seems I indicate some sort of circle around the room and then pretend to write, rather like the international hand gesture for 'can we have the bill?' at which point Simon usually huffs quite a bit and then shows them my blog via his phone. This time he sidled up to me in the store and whispered "how do you think you're going to be able to tell Núria how much fabric you want cut?" I enjoyed pointing out to him that being English I actually know the European word for fabric measurements - "metres"!
Here's my restrained purchases - 5 x 1 metre cuts on the top row and 2 fat quarters on the bottom row - the Kokka Scottie dogs were two fat quarters from my last visit but I thought I'd share them here too:
Top row left to right:
Petite Street by Wendy Kendall for dashwood studio
Flurry - dashwood studio
Garden by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka
atori echino Hudedrawer collection by etsuko furuya - new to Kokka a cotton sateen, you can read about this new fabric line here on Kokka's blog
Tortoises by jodds for dashwood studio
Bottom row left to right:
Patchwork Cars - by Kokka
Owls - oxford by Kokka
Scotties - Trefle created by Kokka
Zález can be found right in the centre of Seville, if you're visiting the Cathedral and other major site seeing locations then you're right there already.
Don Alonso el Sabio, 6, Seville 41004.
Current opening hours are 10 am to 2 pm and 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm daily.
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Núria gave me this sweet gift as I was leaving and that's exactly what my husband, Simon, thought it was - a sweet but take a closer look - it's a tape measure, how cute's that?!!!
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