I just wanted to give you a glimpse of my local fabric shop here in Poland. This is Otwock, Poland. The lady who owns it has relatives in Chicago. This is a typical fabric shop here. I have 3 shelves of cottons to choose from and I'll make sure I label that picture.
These shops are individually owned and operated. This shop has an owner and one employee.
Here is the outside of the shop
view one of the fabric shop insides. Most of these fabrics are not cottons. They are elegant rayons, polyesters, etc. Dress fabrics.
Angle number 2. All of these are dressy fabrics.
A section of flannels. Also here are some crinkly type fabrics that they use for summer bedding--sort of a corrugated fabric. Can't remember what it is called since I never use it.
And last, but not least...the section of cottons. I have this many cottons to buy locally. :) That's it folks. Most of you have stashes bigger than this.
Mostly wools and wool blends. Also some linens and/or "fake linens".