It’s an under statement to say I love my job. A shop filled with fabric and yarns is bliss, a Sewing Studio that is an inspirational room, light, airy and full of laughter. But the pinnacle part of my job is sharing passion of creating with others in our workshops and seeing what they go on to do at home. And this is my starting point on this weeks blog.
My Mum joined our April’s 3 part quilting course as a complete beginner (as were the other ladies). She made a beautiful lap quilt using the rail fence design…..And then produced this gorgeous around the world quilt at home.
The quilting courses are extremely popular and within days of advertising June’s course the places had been snapped up. Bearing this in mind I I’m considering running day long quilting workshops if the demand is there. I have no confirmed dates as yet but if you are interested in joining us please email me with your details –
The May 3 part course kicked off on Tuesday. My four ladies are on their way to making a lap quilt using the disappearing nine patch design.
Part One – Learning about equipment, choosing fabrics, seam allowances, piecing blocks.
Part one complete….
And my little stitchers have been at it again….
So our Sue took over the Sewing Bee with her needles, hooks and yarn and introduced them to knitting & crochet. Now this isn’t my forte so I was eager to join in…… Kids were a lot better than me 🙂
We fitted in a little bit of sewing…
Now who’s ready for the return of The Sewing Bee and Patrick Grant?
Every year Singer hook up with the Sewing Bee ( which starts on Monday ) to run a fab competition. Prize……win a sewing lesson with Patrick Grant. Anyone purchasing a new Singer from an authorised dealer will be able to enter. The competition runs until 31st July .
One last thing before signing off. We have a new section on our website….The Guest Book.
If you have visited us in the Haberdashery or Sewing Studio and would like to leave us any feedback please visit Our Guest Here. All feedback and comments are appreciated.
Its been a great week, thank you for all of your support in the haberdashery, sewing studio and online. I’ll see you all again next week.
I hope you’ve been enjoying the sunshine and had a lovely bank holiday weekend 🙂
This week I want to start with my little stitchers first.
I’ve not had much to show you over the last two weeks as all of the groups are mid project but I can assure you I’ve got lots of great pics coming your way……however we did have some more socks teddies finished off.
At the beginning of a new month I plan the next months projects ( it never goes to plan but its a good starting point).
So my 8 -12yr groups are concentrating on tote bags, bows, hand bands and rainbow clouds. My 12- 16yr group are going to be learning beautiful bunting, stitch collage covers and a project of their choice.
The Sewing Bee has proven to be a great success and it really is so rewarding. With that in mind I have decided to set up an extra session on a Wednesday 4pm-5pm which starts on the 1st June. Click Here For Details
New Stock Alert.
Yes we’ve had more fabrics delivered. This time poly cottons which are priced around £3.10 per metre. I try to stock a good range of fabrics that range from £1 per metre up to £14.99 per metre…..but any way here’s the new arrivals.
Next up are the pics of Thursdays Textile Art workshop – Textile Canvas.
In this workshops the ladies had to design and create a vase of flowers. Using free motion machining and different textiles and textures. I had so much fun on the workshop, the creativity and enthusiasm was so inspiring.