Needlecraft heaven, Backstitch is a bright and inspiring fabric, yarn and haberdashery store where sewing machines hum and stitchers chitter chatter.

Alice Synge opened the doors to her Burwash Manor haberdashery in March 2014 after trading successfully online since 2010. The Burwash shop has now become a honeypot for local crafters seeking stylish, modern dressmaking and quilt fabric, scrumptious yarn and quality haberdashery.

A keen stitcher herself, Alice stocks only products she would want to use personally, so the selection has been curated to her modern sense of style, and with keen attention to quality. Both the Burwash shop and the online shop are renowned for their excellent customer service. Friendly and helpful advice is always at hand.

Backstitch has a busy schedule of sewing classes teaching hand and machine stitching, dressmaking, applique, free motion embroidery, smocking, quilting, crochet, knitting and more, all taught from their light and airy studio space.

Burwash Manor
New Road
CB23 7EY

01223 778118


Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm

Dec 24: 10am - 2pm, Dec 25 & 26: Closed
Dec 27 & 28: 11am - 4pm, Dec 29 & 30: 11am - 5pm
Dec 31 & Jan 1: Closed

A very friendly, well stocked haberdashery… with such lovely fabrics! Enjoying the workshops and classes too and feeling fortunate it’s on my door step. Highly recommended.

Fiona P, Cambridge

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