Posted in Crochet, Customers, I Made That Campaign, News, sewing studio, Workshop and classes

Where Has January Gone ?????

Is it me or has January just disappeared within a blink of an eye either that or its true that time flies when you get old 🙂

But this has been another fun packed week, starting with our first Textile Art Workshop of the year. This class was all about reverse applique. Everyone did an amazing job.

My class looking very pleased with themselves and rightly so.
My class looking very pleased with themselves and rightly so.

We have spaces left on the following workshops –

Rag Rug Cushion Workshop 11th Feb Details here

Beginners Crochet 6th Feb Details here

Free Motion Embroidery 10th March Details here

Its time for our first ‘I made that’ campaign. 


This is our new campaign where we our asking you and all of our customers/followers to email me a picture of your makes. This is because I know I have very talented customers and I don’t get to see all of your lovely makes. This is mainly down to some of you not living locally.

However local or not I’d love to see your makes as it’s the best part of my job. I will be featuring one person per blog post and advertise your talents, business and inspirations. Please email me –

This week is our Sue – This lady would without a doubt the biggest yarn addict I know but thankfully she puts it all to good use.

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If your on Facebook pop over and visit her page.

Learn to Knit or Crochet

So now for the news and updates –

We only have 2 s spaces left for the Children’s Sewing Bee if you are interested please email me –

We now have a new contact new – 01283 210508

AND we also have new opening times – NOW OPEN ALL DAY ON WEDNESDAY’S


That’s it for another week, I’ll see you in February.

Have a lovely weekend

Ami, David, Glyn & Sylvia

Posted in City & Guilds, Crochet, in the haberdashery, in the hoop, New Stock, News, sewing studio, Workshop and classes

Where to start………….

Hello everyone,

I’ve had little to no time to blog for a couple of weeks, however soon that should hopefully changed very soon as we are finally becoming a bit more modern and having broadband installed in the haberdashery 🙂

You might have already heard but if not then …….Its finally here


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 Simply Needlecraft’s Childrens Sewing Bee – Starting Saturday 5th March 2016

This is a weekly club which will run on a Saturday.

There are two different age ranges – 8yrs -12yrs and 12yrs -16yrs.

Our Sewing Bee will include all crafts – Hand sewing & Embroidery, Machine Sewing, Patchwork & Quilting, Crochet and Knitting as well as others.

Everything is included including the use of a Singer sewing machines. The fabric, sewing supplies, scissors, tools and threads needed to complete the projects. A project folder to keep patterns and instructions in.

Spaces available – Saturdays

10am-11am – 8yrs – 12yrs – £6.50 per session  – paying a month in advance – 2 spaces left

11.30am -12.30pm – 8yrs – 12yrs – £6.50 per session  – paying a month in advance – 1 space left – 12yrs- 16yrs  – £8 per session – paying a month in advance – 3 spaces left

For booking details please visit our website –

Still on the subject of workshops, we had a lovely Mother & Daughter Patchwork session last week. We had an amazing afternoon and look what my little sewers made…



We have a few new workshops that have been announced…..

First up

Beginners Crochet – This is perfect for complete beginners – this workshop is designed to show you basic stitches and you will leave with knowledge and a finished granny square – Full details here

We also have a new Lampshade workshop on offer – this is a no sew class – Full details here


and last but by no means least …..

The Rag Rug Cushion Workshop –  A vintage craft with a modern twist – Full details here


We also have the rag rug tools in stock 🙂


I’ve been quite busy myself crafting the last few weeks……

Fabric printing for my coursework

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great fun and very messy 🙂

I’ve made a crocheted bag ……

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which I’m quite proud of BUT………….I’m really proud of my elephant ……George

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What do you think?

Anyway that it for another week, we have so much going on in the pipeline with work shops, classes and the children’s sewing bee. Hopefully I’ll be able to give you lots more to look forward to in the next couple of weeks.

But for now……Thanks for reading, have a lovely weekend and thank you for all of your support.


Ami, David, Glyn and Sylvia xxxxxx


Posted in Crochet, New Stock, News, sewing studio, Workshop and classes

So the Christmas break is over and we are back and raring to go.


Our new window display is looking fantastic thanks to Mum who very kindly offered to help.

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And Dads back in action after the operation on his shoulder……well I say back in action but not quite but still smiling 🙂


Over Christmas I have been enjoying a little bit of crochet because I left my sewing machines back in the Sewing Studio. Its been lovely sitting on the sofa, fire on and not a great deal on the tele……..

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New workshops anyone????

We have two new workshops that will be joining our busy timetable this year ……

Rag Rug Cushions     –



Lampshade Workshops



Dates, times and price will be announced shortly but if you are interested and want to beat the waiting lists please pop me a message and let me know.

All our other workshops and classes for January – March are on our website HERE

So that’s it for another week. Have a lovely weekend, stay warm and keep crafting.

Thank you for all of  your support and kindness.


See you on Monday

Ami, Dave, Glyn & Sylvia