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Knicker Elastic!!! Grrrrr

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DazedConfused Report 23 Jan 2013 15:32

Now that Woollies are no longer around where on earth can you buy this stuff.

I have pyjamas which need new waistband, I need 1/2" elastic, can I find it online?


Why should I throw away a perfectly good pair of jimjam bottoms just because I cannot replace the elastic!!!!!



AnnCardiff Report 23 Jan 2013 15:33

Dunelm and House of Frazer


Treehunter Report 23 Jan 2013 15:34

Wilko do it i know as got some befor xmas :-D


DazedConfused Report 23 Jan 2013 15:40

Oh thanks for that Ann & Tree

Will pop into Wilko (I presume you mean Wilkinsons) next time I am in the area.


PP :-)

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 23 Jan 2013 15:43

Have you got a Market where you live.I buy all mine in Leeds market only place for Haberdashery. :-D


Treehunter Report 23 Jan 2013 15:43

Yes sorry should have put it in full Wilkinsons. You will have to hunt round for it or ask someone as not easy to find. :-D



DazedConfused Report 23 Jan 2013 16:01

Sue - I live in South London and hate markets with a vengeance (Sorry!)

But am also limited with how far I can walk, so I needs to be somewhere I can park near or buy online.

But SiL shops regularly in Wilkinsons so may even ask her to have a quick look for me next time she goes.

Many thanks again.


Sharron Report 23 Jan 2013 16:10

Not just knicker elastic.

Woolies was the place to go for shoe dye,fabric dye,bra extenders,pick and mix sweets, kitchen utensils, Christmas lights,batteries,loose biscuits, slab cake, roasted peanuts and cashews,Saturday jobs.


'Emma' Report 23 Jan 2013 16:36

I really miss Woolies for all the above mentioned and also
Ladybird children's vests and pants, they lasted ages.

Emma :-)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 23 Jan 2013 17:28

We loved Woollies for their pick & mix .They seemed to have sweets we couldnt find elsewhere & their Winter mixture s were great especially loved the mauve striped ones and the brown stripy one too.

They did really lovely liquorice rolls and sherbert dib dabs

Mouth watering just at the thought , But at least the waist line isnt getting bigger on phantom sweets.


PricklyHolly Report 23 Jan 2013 17:30

I am just imagining PP going into Wilkinsons and asking for "Knicker Elastic"!



Maryanna Report 23 Jan 2013 19:30

Thanks for that everyone. I was wondering the same thing myself. By the time I get to the top of the stairs my lovely PJs are round my ankles.

Sorry if you are eating your tea. M :-0

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 23 Jan 2013 19:31

I agree...I was finding the same ...and guess where I found a stand of haberdashery.....Age concern charity shop...couldn't believe it.
They must have been asked for things like that which don't seem to be available anymore.


LollyWithSprinklez Report 23 Jan 2013 19:39

Emma...You are so right about the Ladybird brand for kiddies, they also did a good selection of tights & knickers for bigger ladies ;-)

I do miss our woolies :-(


Maryanna Report 23 Jan 2013 19:45

Brenda !! I KNEW I had seen a stand of such things in a very unexpected place. The charity shop. M ;-)


Sharron Report 23 Jan 2013 20:16

Cynthias was the place to go for us.

It was thr shop down the village where you could buy everything apart from food and drink.

Rolls of lino,wellies,sanitary towels and belts, stockings,including some especially long ones she knew where to buy,buttons,wool put buy so you could buy an ounce when you could afford it,There were tin baths and darning wool and Cynthia.She was really what you went there for because she was,and still is,lovely.


LollyWithSprinklez Report 23 Jan 2013 20:32

Wool shops Ahhh been many years since we had one in the High rd, could stand and look at the cubby holes full of the different shades for ages, the folders of patterns..wonderful :-D


maggiewinchester Report 23 Jan 2013 21:09

Woolies is online!! :-D

But they don't appear to do knicker elastic :-P


Elizabeth2469049 Report 23 Jan 2013 21:57

I had no idea Woollies was on line - I just looked and they do have Ladybird children's clothes. No currently my market needs but as an expectant great-grandmother I shall be back there!


maggiewinchester Report 23 Jan 2013 22:14

There was a store, called Wellworths, based on Woolworths, in Dorchester. It's now expanded and changed it's name to Wellchester.