Posted in behind the scenes, children's sewing bee, in the haberdashery, in the hoop, New Stock, sewing studio, Workshop and classes

Loads of Pics !!!!!!

Wow wow wow…..What a week…..WARNING CONTAINS LOTS OF PICS!

Right lets crack on with this weeks gossip.

Sewing Bee!

My little stitchers have been carrying on with their creativity this week…..(one very proud tutor here).

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Dream Clouds 8-12yrs
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Dream Clouds 8-12yrs
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Dream Clouds 8-12yrs
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12 – 16 years
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Bunting & Hearts 12-16 years

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We’ve got loads of projects planned for our Sewing bee including this gorgeous tool belt….

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AND we have launched our dates for the Sewing School dates throughout the summer holidays…

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Adults Workshops & Courses!

The week of workshops kicked off with our quilting course. Once again my ladies joined me in the Sewing Studio to carry with their disappearing nine patch quilts…..

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And then it was the turn off our Beginners Sewing workshop….mission was to create a tote bag….

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Theres some availability on a coupe of our workshops

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Whats been going on in the Haberdashery!

The shops had a move round….

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We’ve had a huge delivery from Stylecraft Yarns….

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And we have a fab offer on the last of the Robin stock….

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I’ve also fitted in time (surprisingly) to finish off a Textile Art Cushion

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Its been an amazing week. Thank you so much for your support and lovely comments.

See you next week for another fun-filled week.

Ami

xxxxxx

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

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

1.30pm-3.pm – 12yrs- 16yrs  – £8 per session – paying a month in advance – 3 spaces left

For booking details please visit our website – http://www.simplyneedlecraft.com/page_3436338.html

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…

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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

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and last but by no means least …..

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

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We also have the rag rug tools in stock 🙂

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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 behind the scenes, Butterick patterns, Fabric, in the haberdashery, in the hoop

This weeks roundup!!!

Hi Everyone

Its been a lovely week again.

The new season Butterick catalogue went on sale on Monday with hundreds of different patterns which are all in stock. And it seems like  Butterick sewing patterns are all the rage at the moment with their gorgeous retro designs.

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I got into the quilting mood again this week after the arrival of all the new fabric last week.

I made up my quilt blocks using 2 metres of white cotton and a Fabric Freedom Layer cake.

My blocks are complete but I’ve been asking my lovely customers to see which layout they like the most…..

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Choice B
Choice B

 

Offer time….

This week we also start a selection of our planned summer sales. This week the cute Kitty Kay felt kits have 20% off until 9am Thursday the 9th July 2015.

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The kits come in 2 age ranges and 6 different designs – fab for keeping the little ones busy if we have a wet summer or if your travelling as these kits include everything you need. Was £15.00 now £12.00.

If you our of our fans on fb then you will know that me & hubby celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary on Wednesday this week. I would like to thank everyone for their lovely comments.

We had the day off (what a rarity) and we trundled over to the historic town of Buxton. We love the Derbyshire Dales but we haven’t ever visited Buxton before. We had a lovely time visiting the old Pavillion and gardens, the quirky shops and we even got to see a spectacular thunder and lightning display on the dales.

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After my day off and spending a day with hubby I was feeling very inspired. 🙂 So Thursday I had a day off from my coursework and design and make a canvas mounted textile art piece.

I quite like it, what do you think???

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So it’s that time of the week again to say a massive thankyou to you all. Its been a busy and bustling week and it wouldn’t be possible without your support and lovely comments.

Have a fab weekend and we will see you on Monday

 

Ami, David, Sylvia and Glyn