Autumn Vibes, Sustainable fashion week and new workshops

So it’s the 1st September, it’s back to school for the kids and we start thinking about Autumn and Christmas at the shop. Warm fabrics, autumn tones and Halloween just around the corner. So of course the sun comes out! It looks as though we are in for some late sunshine this week, woohoo!

These lovely autumnal colours are from the new linen/cotton range from Merchant and Mills have arrived and are perfect for the autumn wardrobe to layer as the weather cools.

Merchant and Mills checks 



Upcoming events!

Sustainable Fashion Week 2023.


We are supporting the UK sustainable fashion week 25th September to 8th October 2023. This event is taking place across the UK, Online and Internationally. Trying to bring the community together to take creative action and change the fashion system.

The theme this year is the “rewear revolution”, celebrating everything preloved, secondhand,  handed-down, reworked and reworn.



Amongst other events taking place in Frome, We will be having our first Pattern Swap Shop! We all have those patterns that we will never make, or we made once and never again, or just picked up the wrong size, haven’t we? On Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October we will be holding our pattern swap shop just Like Saturday mornings with Noel Edmonds when we were kids in the 70s.  Just drop your patterns into us before the day so that we can sort and organise them and we will give you a ticket for you to return that weekend and swap for one you might like!



If it’s a pre-used pattern, please check all the pieces are inside and write the size which has been cut on the front. 

 Skye from @slowstichclub is in store to promote visible mending with a wonderful window display of Sashiko and Darning. Anna is doing a master class in how to make a pattern from a preloved garment, and there will also be a fabric donation point for local craft charities projects and schools.

Please keep an eye on our socials for more happenings! 


Back to school Autumn workshops 

21st September -3 week beginners machine sewing course with Becki

26th September  -Get to grips with Zips and buttonholes with Anna

3rd October -make a pattern from a preloved garment with Anna

10th October -2 weeks make a skirt With Anna

22nd October -Sashiko decorative mending with Skye

31st October -Get started with Paper patterns

12th November -2 week Garment making for beginners

14th November -Festive linocut and print with Angela

21st November -3 week stretch! Make a T-shirt with Anna

10th December -Darning for visible mending with Skye

Plus Kids Club, Teen Club and the Sewcial Club.

For more details and book please visit the website or pop in and see us for a chat. Anna is still offering her 1-1 sewing help and overlocker tuition.

Make a T-shirt with Anna 


Sorry been a little slack with the posts and pattern reviews with the summer holidays but schools back, routine established and making can begin again!  Hope you to see you soon for the pattern swap!

Rachel and Becki