How to get to Sampeng Lane Chinatown on the MRT

The way to get to Sampeng Lane by public transport is to take the MRT Metropolitan Rapid Transit
(subway) to the Hua Lampong Station. Walk out exit 4. Straight ahead you will see bus 40 waiting there usually. It takes you to Sampeng for only 8 baht. Have fun seeing the sights and sounds of Chinatown!

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Quilt Classes in Bangkok by Noriko Nozawa

Noriko Nozawa classesNoriko Nozawa from Japan will teach two quilt classes. We have enjoyed Noriko’s classes before. She is a wonderful teacher and the classes are lots of fun. Portrait quilts are her signature style.

Saturday 27 April 2013 at 10.00 – 17.00 Collage Bag of a Nostalgic Woman: bags retro style. Fee 3,750 Baht. Techniques will include making a bag ​​using the retro spring clasp, making a collage quilt, and free motion quilting. Size of the finished project is 32 x 34 cm.

Sunday 28 April 2013 at 10.00 – 17.00 Rose Arts Quilt Tapestry. Fee 3,650 baht. You will learn shadow applique using tulle, and free motion quilting. The finished project is 32 x 34 cm.

Enroll in both courses for the special price of 6,800 baht!!!!
Venue: Sewing Lovers Club Showroom (Rama 3 Soi 64)
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Workshops by Rosie Chan, March 16-17, 2013!

I’m happy to tell you that Rosie Chan is back from Singapore for two exciting workshops in Bangkok. Rosie Chan is a very popular teacher among expats and local quilters alike! Sign up for one or both, and have fun…

Gyorin Bag workshop16 March 2013: 9:30 - 17:00 Venue: Pietra Hotel (Ratchadapisek) Fee: 3,250 baht (member*)/3,650 baht Limited to only 25 seats Food and drinks provided

Gyorin Bag workshop
16 March 2013: 9:30 – 17:00
Venue: Pietra Hotel (Ratchadapisek)
Fee: 3,250 baht (member*)/3,650 baht
Limited to only 25 seats
Food and drinks provided

Heirloom Workshop 17 March 2013: 9:30 - 17:00 Venue: Bernina (Pradipat) Fee 1,500 baht (member*)/1,850 baht

Heirloom Workshop
17 March 2013: 9:30 – 17:00
Venue: Bernina (Pradipat)
Fee 1,500 baht (member*)/1,850 baht

Gyorin Bag Workshop Create interesting textures for your quilts. Learn a nice and neat way to make soft bag handles. These fabulous new techniques are taught by Rosie Chan, a lovely Singaporean teacher well known in transforming complicated sewing work into easy techniques. Gyorin Bag Workshop on Saturday March 16, 9:30 to 17:00 at the Pietra Hotel (Ratchadapisek), limited to 25 participants.

  • members means you bring your own Bernina machine, otherwise a machine will be supplied

Register for the Gyorin Workshop, get 20% discount for Heirloom workshop!

Heirloom Bag Workshop Learn a collection of needlework techniques in fine French style using linen, lace, ribbon, and smocking – which can be applied nicely to costumes, quilts, and home decorations such as napkins, tissue covers, fine curtains, etc. Whether you are a quilter, hobby sewer, dressmaker or even a beginning sewer, this is a really useful workshop for all sewing machine users. Heirloom Workshop on Sunday March 17, 9:30 to 17:00 at Blue Sport Co. Ltd, 169/48-49 Pradipat Road, Samsen Nai, Phayathai, Bangkok.

Booking: Please transfer the fees for the workshops to Kasikorn Bank, Pradipat branch, acct name Wichuda Thunyawisetsilp, acct # 016-2-74001-6

Then please call 0-2270-0029 or 0-2270-0030 or 081-894 7309
Please fax the Pay-in slip to 02-279-0030 or email info@blue-sport.com

  • For more info Tel 081 559 1553
  • For more info Tel 081 487 5887
  • fax 02 279 0030
  • email info@blue-sport.com

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Jewelry Supplies and Equipment, Sampeng Lane, Bangkok

Hira Fashion Accessories at #244 Sampeng Lane has jewelry supplies and equipment at wholesale prices. They have clasps, beads, ribbon clamps, and silver and gold beads. Another place for jewelry crafters to find great supplies is Ribbon Center at #337 Sampeng Lane. They have hats, hair accessories, costume jewelry, and display cases and stands. These places are near the intersection of Ratchawong and Yaowarat Roads, in walking distance of the Grand China Princess Hotel.

Hira Fashion Accessories for jewelry making supplies

Hira Fashion Accessories for jewelry making supplies

Ribbon Center has fashion belts, bags, hat displays, hair accessories, and jewelry.

Ribbon Center has fashion belts, bags, hat displays, hair accessories, and jewelry

Wholesale watches

Wholesale watches in Chinatown, Bangkok

Grand China Princess Hotel before

Grand China Princess Hotel before

Grand China Princess Hotel today. Stop in for a coffee at the ground floor cafe before heading out to shop! It's nice.

Grand China Princess Hotel today. Stop in for a coffee at the ground floor cafe before heading out to shop

Ribbon Center – click and drag to view street-level imagery

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Jim Thompson Sale at BITEC December 7-8-9, 2012

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Jim Thompson SaleThe semi-annual big blowout warehouse Jim Thompson Sale is on! There are thai silk products, cotton fabrics and accessories, clothes, purses, makeup cases, Christmas cards, hats, tote bags, and toys at Hall 106 BITEC 10:00 – 17:00. Cotton fabric is 250 baht per meter, and silk goes for 310 baht per meter. I bought polo shirts for 850 baht marked down from 1600 baht. Clothing is in U.S. sizes and nice cotton.

There are some items made only for the BITEC sale. There are two sales per year, in June and December. Items are discounted over 50% from retail. BTS sky train station –  Bang Na, exit 1 a short walk to BITEC. You’ll see a large sign. Inside BITEC grounds, catch a shuttle to the entrance.

There is a coffee shop at the sale so you can have a snack. Upon entering the hall, staff give you a large plastic bag to shop with, and they cover your purse with a plastic bag and tie it. Once inside, fill your bag with items. It’s a madhouse!

There are tee shirts, silk shirts, purses and bags, bean bag chairs, placemats and table cloths, duvet bed covers, etc. After shopping a while, you can go sit in the middle, which is a roped off area. Here people sit on the floor and spill out the contents of their bags. They sort and reconsider, and rest and wait for other members of their party. Finally, head to the checkout. After paying by cash or credit card, take your receipt out to the lobby to the counter for a free gift if you spent over 6,000 baht. In the lobby there are fruits and veggies, flowers and gift food items. Then at the counter at the front right, get free gift bags and boxes. Just show your receipt. Have fun!

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