Pretty cottons at the fabric market
On Monday mornings in Amsterdam, there's a fabric and clothing market called the Lapjesmarkt. It runs along Westerstraat and joins up with the Noordermarkt, where there is a little more fabric, some fleamarket booths, and lots of used clothing. At the Lapjesmarkt, there seems to be just about every type of fabric. I saw suiting, fleece, leather, silky and fancy stuff, upholstery/drapery fabrics, linens, and my favourite booth (pictured above) which was filled with tantalizingly fun cottons. There's also several stalls that sell all sorts of fancy trims.
Of course, there did not seem to be anyone selling what I was looking for: flannel. I'll be checking out the fabric stalls and shops in the Albert Cuyp market just in case, but given the array of fabric at the Lapjesmarkt, I'm doubtful whether I'll find any. If anyone knows where to find cute flannel prints (for making cozy baby stuff) in Amsterdam, let me know!
Photographs and artwork by Allison Gryski. © All rights reserved.