I recommend the following places to eat in Annan

The Annandale distillery has a lovely cafe serving excellent light meals and cakes

The cornerhouse hotel in Annan serves great breakfasts, and also light lunches and cakes

Surrounding area:

there is a great cafe in the free art gallery in Kirkcudbright.

Dalbeattie garden centre also has  a great cafe

the Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries is free to visit and also has an excellent cafe


Fabric shops :

Outback Yarns:

Located in Castle Douglas on the main street this shop has an excellent art shop and yarn downstairs and fabric upstairs along with scrapbooking supplies and lots more to discover!

Colours of the Rainbow:

Located in Carlisle, this shop stocks both patchwork fabric and some homeware fabrics too.

The Lakes Fabric Store

Located in Ulverston stocking patchwork fabric, bag making supplies and a useful A0 printing service for dressmaking patterns and the like.


Fobbles is a Specialist Patchwork & Needlecraft workshop based  in Holmrook in Cumbria on the West Coast. Their purpose-built workshop and shop has ample free parking and is fully disabled-friendly. They specialise in patchwork and embroidery courses and supplies. They stock a wide range of quality cotton patchwork fabrics from Moda, Stof & Lecien, including the ever popular Moda jelly rolls and layer cakes, a huge range of notions, cutting equipment, books, magazines, patterns and threads, as well as a fabulous variety of embroidery supplies. They hold regular classes and their workshop is also available for private hire for your craft group.