Posted in children's sewing bee, Crochet, in the haberdashery, Workshop and classes

Its all about the workshops !

Hi everyone and Happy Easter x

This week has been full of fantastic creations that have been made here in our very own Sewing Studio.

So let me show you whats been going on….

First up – Our children’s Sewing Bee. The children range from 8yrs – 16yrs divided into three groups. It’s amazing how popular this has become and I’ve had to start a waiting list. They get to have a go at all aspects of sewing and here’s what they have been up to…

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Our 8-12yr Club have been making cat bags
Our 12-16yrs have started their needlepoint pictures
Our 12-16yrs have started their needlepoint pictures
Our 12-16yr group have been putting their new sewing machine skills to the test with these gorgeous pin cushions and needle book cases
Our 12-16yr group have been putting their new sewing machine skills to the test with these gorgeous pin cushions and needle book cases

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Our crochet workshop was also in full swing and learning a new skill – Tunisian Crochet.

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Our Crochet and Knitting runs every Saturday just pop me a message to book.

The three-part quilting workshop came to an end on Wednesday evening. I’m so proud of the ladies that took part. Over the three weeks they have learnt to use a rotary cutter safely, measure and cut blocks, piecing their quilt tops , basting, quilting and binding.

The end products are amazing….

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Its seem the ladies have caught the quilting bug :)…

I began a quilting project myself this week …… I’m a huge fan of bargello quilts so I decided to have a go.  This was an experience to say the least, after blunting 3 rotary cutter blades, using over 300 metres of thread and some serious sewing time but I’m so pleased with it…..

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Thats it for another week guys, we are closed Bank Holiday Monday but back open Tuesday normal hours. Thank you so much for your support this week.

See you next week…..Have a fab weekend. x

Ami

xxxxxx

WELL HELLO EVERYONE……..

This week has just flown by………Probably because I’m getting older ( I celebrated my 35th birthday on Sunday )

This week has been super busy as always. So lets take a look back on this weeks fun.

In no particular order –

Lets start with our Sue….

Progress report on the crochet workshops

Our Happy Hookers
Our Happy Hookers
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The ladies our continuing with the crocheted jumpers and making good progress….. even though all we can hear is laughing 🙂 I have it on good authority that they will be modelling their makes once finished and will take part in a photo shoot (me with a camera).

Sue has also been a busy bee preparing projects for the children in our sewing bee……and look 🙂

Meet Myrtle & Albert
Meet Myrtle & Albert
Our little sewers (8-12yrs) have also been busy in the Sewing bee. Designing and making these gorgeous little needle cases.

I'm so proud of them
I’m so proud of them
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On our adults quilting course this week we have concentrated on piecing our blocks together using chain piecing, basting and even a little bit of quilting was started…..everyone is making great progress.

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Sticking with the Sewing Studio whilst we are on the subject….

Our new machines arrived. Four of the fantastic Singer Ones have now entered the room. Great machines. I have been putting one through its paces over the last month and also been tried on some of our adult classes to make sure they are user-friendly and up to the job…..I pleased to say they passed our rigorous tests with flying colours.

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Singer One
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Anyone wanting to have a look at the workshops available, dates, times and booking just pop over to our website…. have a nosey

And finally

I made that – Campaign.

Meet our very loyal and long time customer Caroline. Caroline hasn’t been sewing that long really but you wouldn’t guess by the quality and originality of her makes. Caroline suffers (like many of us) with having the confidence to admit that she does a fantastic job. Below pics our Carolines latest makes using an old handbag and shopping tote. I absolutely love them…..Cant wait to see what see up to next week…..Keep them coming Caroline x

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So that’s it for another week.

I’d like to thank everyone that supports us both in-store and online, Facebook, twitter and Instagram.

Have a fab weekend and I’ll see you Monday morning.

Ami

xxxxx

A week in the life of a Haberdashery

Posted in children's sewing bee, Crochet, New Stock, sewing studio, Workshop and classes

None Stop !

Another week has passed and its been full of fun.

We’ve had workshops, new stock and a visit from Superman (with photo evidence to prove it)

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Lets start off with this weeks workshops.

My little sewers in the Sewing Bee last week got to grips with the sewing machines. So  we began with straight stitches, stitch lengths, decorative stitches and curves…..

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On the same day our Sue was continuing with the Crochet Workshop where the ladies a carrying on with crocheted tops…….progress report –

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On Wednesday evening we had the first part of the three-part quilting course. This session was aimed at design, picking fabric combinations, learning to use a rotary cutter and cutting mat safely and we even managed to start piecing our blocks together.

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On Thursday we had the Beginners Free Motion workshop. Learning about the essentials for free motion and to sketch and appliqué with a sewing machine…

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New Wool Alert

The Stylecraft Yarn we started stocking last month has been a huge hit so it was time to stock up. So we’ve had new colours in DK, 4Ply, Aran and Chunky.

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Its been a hectic but a very enjoyable week, its overwhelming how busy we’ve been. Thank you for all of your support.

Have a fab weekend and I’ll see you next week.

Ami x

Posted in Craft Books, Crochet, New Stock, sewing studio, Workshop and classes

Celebrations, Tutorials and New Stock :)

Hi Everyone,

Well what a week……

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This week more deliveries arrived, new knitting patterns and good old-fashioned craft books….knitting, crochet, quilting and textiles books have replenished our bookshelves.

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Finally after being nagged about blogging a tutorial I sat down and blogged a tutorial 🙂 . A quilt as you go shopping bag which you can find on the blog or  click here

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The Sewing Studio came alive again on Thursday night with our popular beginners sewing workshop.  This time the end project was a enveloped cushion.  So in 2 hours of getting creative, having a laugh, giggle, tea and biscuits the cushions were finished and ready to take home.

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I’ve also had the chance to finish off a couple of UFP’s (unfinished projects) ….

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But we’ve also celebrated our 2nd Birthday this week……. I just wanted to say thank you for everyone’s support over the last two years. Its been so overwhelming and I’ve met some many fantastic people. It’s the best job in the world x

 

Ami x