About Rosemary Wild
Rosemary Wild is a boutique eco-friendly online fabric store curating a beautiful collection of quality contemporary cotton from modern fabric studios. I would love to inspire your next project!
Medium weight cotton fabrics are ideal for patchwork, quilting, crafts, dressmaking and so many more projects. However, most shops have a never ending choice of colours and patterns. It can be quite soul destroying wading through their menus trying to find the fabric you're looking for. Quite the opposite effect you should have - of joy and sparkle of having found a beautiful fabric for your next project!
I curate a small selection of the most beautiful fabrics that I have access to. I choose my fabric ranges carefully and they're all premium 100% cotton. I think they are beautiful fabrics so it is a very personal curation of the hundreds of fabrics that are available. And then once the fabric has sold out, that's very often the last of that design as new designs are continually being produced so it's rare that one is continued so the search begins again!
However, I also wanted to provide natural fabric without any plastic in it which is why I stock 100% cotton which is OKEO-TEX®️ certified where possible.
The story behind the start up
This shop started as a small idea when I was pregnant with my second child in 2013. I wanted to provide a local service to East Lothian offering fun and contemporary fabrics but then I had my third child and so this idea went on the back burner. In 2020, my eldest child had started sewing on her vintage Singer sewing machine. I had difficulty finding contemporary cotton locally for her to sew a skirt so I decided to do something about it - even though it was a lockdown!
I'm also keen to provide the same level of customer service that I would expect to receive myself.
Why is the business called Rosemary Wild?
It’s my maiden name!
When I was creating the business, I was going to use a completely different name. I asked my cousin to design my logo as she’s a fantastic artist and lives on the same street. I bumped into her on a dog walk a couple of days later. Her family had been discussing the name and said that I had a fab maiden name so why not use it? It really wouldn’t have occurred to me to use it but she had the insider family knowledge to know my maiden name!
Why is it so important to be eco-friendly?
As a household, we are very aware of our recycling and environmental responsibilities and try to minimise these wherever possible.
I naturally wish to include this awareness in the business and reflect this as much as I can from the way I source fabrics to how I package your orders.
My Sewing Journey
I started sewing on a vintage Singer sewing machine when I was eight and although my interest has waxed and waned over the years, it is always something I come back to. It has served me well as I’ve made all the curtains in my flats and houses over the years – saved a small fortune!
Now, I want to focus back on the fun side of sewing and make lovely things. I have a selection of sewing machines – I still have my vintage Singer sewing machine dating back to 1939. The lady who owned our house before us could see I loved sewing so much and she left her 1973 Bernina for me to use.
My mother gave me a Brother sewing machine for my 16th birthday. However, it finally gave up a few years ago after sewing all those curtains. I now have a Janome 725S – the same kind used in the Great British Sewing Bee.
When I'm not looking after children or running the business, I have a wonderful gang of girls that I swim in the sea with all year round. I love to garden too - in fact, most of my computer work is done out in the sunny spot in the garden. I'm aiming to start doing my own sewing projects this year!
Where is the shop?
I live in the seaside village of Gullane in East Lothian, Scotland.
I'm so delighted to offer a local fabric shop service to East Lothian - there's free next day delivery to the EH31 postcode!
I am looking for a new stockist in East Lothian so that you can touch and feel the fabrics. I'll update the website once that happens!
My Pinterest boards show you some great ideas for new projects – there’s always room for more ideas for your next make!
I love what I do and hope you will support me in letting my business grow and become bigger and better with an even bigger stash of fabrics!
Thank you for visiting the site and HAPPY SEWING :)