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*Christmas Opening hours:

Now open everyday including Mondays, 10am-6pm. Sunday the 10th and Sunday 17th 10am- 5pm. On Christmas eve the shop will be open 10am-4pm.

*Between Christmas and New Years hours:

29th, 30th and 31st of December- 

11am- 4pm


Reopening from Wednesday the 3rd as usual.

Tuesday to Saturdays 10am - 6pm 

Sundays 11am - 5pm 

Gallery196 is an emporium of colour, exuberance and artistry, bringing together exotic textiles and craft from across the world to a small corner of Primrose Hill. 

As owner and buyer, Sue's aim is to find genuine pieces, celebrating the integrity, skill and often humour of the artisan. Having gone to work in India as a weaving professional over 30 years ago, Sue continues to find inspiration in the strong cultural identity of an ever changing continent. She has good friends and connections, built up overtime, and is full of admiration for the craftsmanship and ingenuity of the people. While the fine craftsmanship of yesteryear may be in decline, in its place emerges a young generation of designers taking the indigenous craft skills and reinterpreting them. 

Sue's many years of industry experience has led her to working as a lecturer and consultant in India, Egypt and the UK. She continues to enjoy mentoring and encouraging new enterprises to ensure that these skills are kept alive.


Working with her suppliers, including NGO groups, Sue meets the craftspeople in their workshops, assured to know they have good working conditions and are treated well.