Free UK Delivery
On orders over £100

Fast delivery
Same day dispatch

Highest quality
Fabrics & accessories

Expert advice
From our team

Home Page

Established for over 50 years, we have solely traded from our Shrewsbury shop for the past 40 years. Spread over two floors consisting of 7.000 square feet of retail space, we specialise in Bridal, Evening, Fashion, Craft, Knitting and Furnishing fabrics, we pride ourselves on the vast choice and variety of fabrics in all our departments. Although our preference is for quality fabrics, we also stock clearance lines and remnants,

Add to this, an extremely well stocked haberdashery department including knitting yarns and accessories, plus everything administered by friendly, knowledgeable staff, a visit to Watson & Thornton is destined to become a rewarding pleasure in our "Aladdins Cave"

There is on street parking, we also have wheelchair access in and around our shop.

What our customers say

Looked like a small shop but instead is like a Tardis, reasonably priced, plenty of craft stuff didn’t want to leave and very friendly staff

Sarah Evans

Have been using this shop for years, 1st class service every time!

Kim Davies

Great help and thank you for staying open when I walked in at closing time!

Maracica Hughes

I love going to Watson & Thornton. Always a friendly member of staff waiting to help, great selection and my guilty pleasure. Amazing shop with amazing people. Thanks guys. (Probably in later! Lol!!)

Jessica Bownes

Before we moved away from the area I used to call in every week for a browse and a chat with Bryan and Chloe. Still miss them, and the shop.

Sheila Lodge

Looked like a small shop but inside it was like a tardis reasonable prices, plenty of craft stuff didnt want 2 leave n very friendly staff

Sarah Evans

Found this shop whilst on holiday, huge shop...vast amount of fabric choice, looking forward to visiting website on my return home, had some gorgeous synthetic furs for my bear business

Debby Coatham

Amazing fabric cave! Well worth the drive from Worcester.


My Mum has used here for years & loves the service she gets.

Emily Hargest

Fantastic shop in Shrewsbury!  Found it by chance and it's fabric heaven.  They have a fantastic selection of fat quarters and a huge range of fabrics and haberdashery.  Well worth a visit...and they have an online shop!

Jackie Donelan