The Cloth Castle is your one stop sewing shop since 1969. We are a family run business that specializes in sewing, quilting, and home decor fabrics. But that’s not all you’ll find here, we also carry knitting supplies, notions, books, patterns and sewing machines from Husqvarna and Singer and much more. We pride ourselves on giving great service and keeping one-on-one relationships with our customers. Many of our customers are more than that; they’ve become our friends. So stop on by and let us help you with your sewing and quilting projects.
Sylvia Ratcliffe is the owner of the Cloth Castle and has always had a deep love for it. Sylvia has been running the Cloth Castle since November 1969. Before the store became the Cloth Castle, it was called the Yarn Barn, which was owned and operated by Sylvia's mother-in-law, Ethyl Ratcliffe. It is amazing to see the transformation of what the store used to be and what it is now. It is always transforming itself. The Store is currently in its fourth generation of family members working here, and with the birth of Sylvia’s great granddaughter Tori and her great grandson Issac (Tori's 14 month younger brother), the fifth generation is just around the corner!
Best Selection, Great Prices
We pride ourselves on having the best selection of quilters' cottons in Victoria and Vancouver Island and we expand that selection everyday. Combined with the great selection of fabric we have great quilting kits as well. Our bargain floor is a local favorite and is not to be missed, with quilt cottons as low as $1.00 METER!
In addition to the bargain floor, we have great daily specials, and we support our local guilds with in-store discounts.
Well, we hope that gives you a little background on us. If you have never been to our store, we would like to invite you come and stay awhile. We hope to see you soon. — Everyone at The Cloth Castle