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A festive note from William Gee

A Festive Note & Christmas Opening Hours

» Christmas Opening Hours & Online Orders Our shop at 520 Kingsland Road is now closed and reopens Tuesday 4th January 2022. Final online orders for the year will be despatched on Monday 20th December, though we will be delivering in the London area on this day too. PLEASE NOTE: During the holidays, online orders can […]

The warehouse round the corner on Forest Road - not much has changed since the 1970s

We’re hiring: Join the team in our London shop!

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Full-Time Sales Assistant to join our friendly team in our shop in Dalston, London.  William Gee is a long-standing family-run haberdashery in Dalston, London, who are celebrating successful high street trading for over 115 years. Our shop is now looking for the right candidate with retail experience who […]

Great British Sewing Bee 2019 - William Gee

Great British Sewing Bee: Apply Now for 2023

The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens in May 2022, broadcast on BBC1. Are you nifty with a needle or handy with a hem? Put your skills to the test! We’re looking for more talented home sewers to take part in the next series of The Great British Sewing Bee. If you […]

William Gee Summer Sale 2019

William Gee’s Summer Sale 2019

UPDATE: FLASH SALE IS NOW OVER 🙁  We’ve got some exciting news for our lovely friends & family…We’d like to invite you to William Gee’s SUMMER SALE Event on Friday 28th June 2019! We’re sure you’ve been busy creating, making and mending your fabulous projects over the winter months. Now, with the sunshine slowly beginning to […]

William Gee Giveaway

Win a William Gee Sewing Kit in our Winter Giveaway!

Beat the January blues in our fantastic Winter giveaway! We want to give 1 lucky person the chance to win a STYLISH Sewing Kit, sponsored by William Gee! What’s more, we have some fantastic runners-up prizes too! » Prize Breakdown Winner: William Gee Sewing Kit! Runners Up: William Gee’s Pot Luck Moon Threads x 10 reels » […]

Great British Sewing Bee set to return to our screens in 2018

HUGE NEWS! Great British Sewing Bee is set to return in 2019!

That’s right, you heard correctly, our favourite TV Programme is back! Though one person will be missing from the mix…We can confirm that Claudia Winkleman will NOT be presenting the show, which as of yet does not have a broadcasting date.  Head to William Gee Online for professional sewing, dressmaking & fashion design tools with FAST […]

Win a Janome J3-18 Sewing Machine - William Gee UK

PRIZE GIVEAWAY…Win a Janome J3-18 Sewing Machine!

To celebrate William Gee’s 112th birthday, we are giving you the chance to win a Janome J3-18 Sewing Machine in our prize giveaway, as well as some fantastic runners-up prizes too! We are proud to partner with Tysew, a leading supplier of high quality sewing machines (and another UK family-run business), for this fantastic prize. […]

A Guide to the Best Sewing Blogs to follow in the UK

A Guide to the Best Sewing Blogs to Follow

William Gee are proud to present to you A Guide to the Best Sewing Blogs to Follow! We’ve been on a mission to find the top sewing bloggers in the UK (as well as a few international bloggers) and now, after months of speculation, we’re ready to reveal the winners of William Gee’s Sewing Blog Awards… […]

William Gee and Fashion Enter in 2018 Collaboration

JUST IN! William Gee proud to announce collaboration with Fashion Enter

WE’RE SO EXCITED to let you know that William Gee have teamed up with Fashion Enter, an award-winning social enterprise within the fashion and textiles industry based in London. But before we tell you more, we wanted to ask you this:  • Are you a fashion student looking to gain exposure to the highest level […]

Nominate your favourite sewing blog in 2018 - William Gee

Nominations Open for Best Sewing Blogs to Follow in 2018!

It’s that time of year again, when you get to have your say on who should feature in our Best Sewing Blogs to Follow in 2018. This is your chance to tell us who to celebrate. Check out the winners of William Gee’s Best Sewing Blogs to Follow in 2016 here We’re really excited to be […]

William Gee Haberdashery on the BBC London Radio Jo Good Show

William Gee on BBC Radio London 94.9FM

William Gee Directors Jeffrey & Adam Graham were invited to talk on The Jo Good Show at BBC Radio London, and for those that missed it, we’ve uploaded the broadcast here: We absolutely loved our time on the show, talking about our family-run haberdashery and how a business of 111 years old operates in today’s fast-changing […]

The Ultimate Wedding Season Survival Guide

The Ultimate Wedding Season Survival Guide

Yes, that time has arrived again. Straw hats the size of a small planet are fished out from the back of the airing cupboard and plucked into shape. Formal suits are donned in the hopes that the moths have not been dining on it. Will the waistband fasten? Love them or hate them, matrimony has been an […]

The History of British Design

The Heritage of British Design

British fashion has been an unlimited source of style and inspiration for more than 300 years. Many strides within menswear today is influenced by the British men who have pushed fashion forward for generations; from the upper-class gentlemen to the aspiring youth, the British have shaped the sartorial world. British business wear experts have navigated the […]

A Shape of Things to Come by William Gee Director Jeffrey Graham

An Open Letter from the Director

William Gee set up this haberdashery shop in 1906. At that time, there were hundreds of clothing factories in the area, and someone had to supply them with the goods they needed- such as sewing threads and fastenings. This was at a time when the UK was a thriving textiles workshop. People forget that companies […]

Great British Sewing Bee

Sewing Bee 2016 Flash Sale – 48 HOURS ONLY!

To celebrate the series finale of the Great British Sewing Bee, we are having a FLASH SALE! From the moment the Sewing Bee winner is announced, we’ll be reducing our online prices by a further 10%! But hurry, our flash sale is only on for 48 hours!  Get ready to save on sewing tools, fashion design […]

5 of the best sewing and craft blogs to follow in 2016

5 of the Best Sewing Blogs to Follow in 2016

Sewing bloggers are a great source of inspiration and if you’re a newbie seamstress, you can pick up some fab ideas from them. Here’s my pick of the best sewing bloggers that you should follow – if you don’t already. If you have any other suggestions, add them in the comments below! Why not read about our […]

Sewing Bee

Sewing Bee Giveaway: Enter to win loads of sewing goodies & craft bags!

It’s competition time! To celebrate the start of the 2016 Sewing Bee tonight, we’re giving you the chance to win a William Gee Goodie Bag full of crafty treats and sewing goodies!  The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens Monday 16th May at 9pm on BBC2 – and we can’t wait to see what’s in store this year! […]

William Gee 110 years

William Gee celebrates its 110th birthday!

This week we celebrate our 110th birthday, and to mark the occasion, we’re offering 10% OFF to the first 110 customers who shop with us, using code 110YEARS. Start saving in our online shop here. In 1906, William Goldstein (right)- an East European immigrant- changed his name to William Gee and opened a small trimmings shop at 495 Kingsland Road […]

Georgina von Etzdorf

Scarves in Fashion: A rare audience with the Queen of Scarves

HAVE A think, how many scarves do you own? How often do you wear a scarf? And how much would you pay for a designer scarf that makes you feel different, special and becomes a treasured possession? The scarf as a fashion accessory is bigger than ever (the skinny scarf is set to be big for […]

Get Haiti Sewing

Follow Emma’s Journey to #GetHaitiSewing

Earlier this week we received a request we couldn’t ignore. One of our customers, Emma Wilkinson (of Emma Wilkinson Designs), is travelling with a small group to Haiti next month to help out at an orphanage & school called Hope House, that was set up after the earthquake & hurricane in 2010. The group includes three teachers from a […]

Ancient meets modern

Ancient Meets Modern: The Fabric of Design

India’s rich textile history informs a new wave of designers, Susie Lau meets the colourful designer Manish Arora and the Duchess of Cambridge stands out in a crowd. What do Style Bubble blogger Susie Lau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have in common? They’ve both made three-day flying visits to each other’s countries recently. […]

Liberty in Fashion - Ed Burstell

Liberty in Fashion: Up-Close with Ed Burstell

Why fashion and business students should get together, news of an imminent big-ticket Liberty collaboration and the brand he’d most like to work with. Tickets were sold out for Liberty MD Ed Burstell’s Q & A at the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey. A chilly, rainy evening meant some empty seats, but it should have […]

The Knitting and Stitching Show 2015

Knitting and Stitching Show 2015: Review and Best Bits

I was lucky enough to visit the Knitting and Stitching show this year. With the beautiful Ally Pally in North London as its setting, Europe’s biggest textiles fair did not disappoint! The last time I visited this show was two years ago – so it’s great to see what the trends are and how they’re […]

Great British Sewing Bee

The Great British Sewing Bee 2016 – Applications Now Open!

The Sewing Bee will be returning in 2016 for its fourth series – how exciting! William Gee have been supplying GBSB with various haberdashery and sewing products since the series started. If you need some inspiration to apply – just look at the textiley success of some of the previous contestants below… – – – – – – […]