Is it really May?

So after April bringing all the showers, We are hoping that May will bring the sun and some warmth.

Market is this weekend SUNDAY 5TH MAY  and we are open 11-3pm

It’s difficult to plan what to make with all our lovely new summer weight fabrics when the weather is still so chilly. Needlecord is still a firm favourite with you dressmakers, But we do have some beautiful new fabrics in and some fabulous workshops coming up!

However if the rain carries on then “The Bucket hat” pattern  made in Merchant and Mills Dry oil skin is perfect for rainy days, maybe a jacket next or a new coat for the dog?  The pattern is also great made up in any of the cotton fabrics to keep cool in the sun if it appears?



New workshop!

Beginners Pattern Cutting – Make a Bodice Block

​We are so pleased to have new tutor Justine joining us for this beginners session.

You will learn what pattern cutting is and how to make a bodice block fitted to you. To skip a lot of maths and headaches, you will be using the standard size blocks (sizes 8-24) to make a toile. Then fit these to yourself before using this to adjust the block to create one that’s a perfect fit for you. Then Justine will explain how you can use this block to create patterns that fit you beautifully going forward.

​10-1pm £65


We also have the following favourite Workshops coming up!

19th May

Sashiko and Darning  with Skye 

21st May

Working  with stretch fabrics with Anna

28th May

Mastering zips and buttonholes with Anna

4th June

Make your own pattern from a loved garment with Anna

9th June

Block patterns with Justine

10th June

Kids club making doughnuts with Claire

20th june

Introduction to machine embroidery with Becki

9th July

6 weeks beginners garment making with Anna

15th August

3 week beginners using a sewing machine with Becki


For more information on any of the workshops please go to the website or pop in for a chat

New Fabrics

Lots of new cotton and linen fabrics now arriving including this colourful collection from @Rubystar Society

And Finally BACK IN STOCK ready for festival season is this fabulous fan inspired art fabric by @koolKactus  Available this year in two colours with the organge being a limited edition run for 2024 only. Online and in store



Hope to see you all soon and fingers crossed for a lovely bank holiday weekend

Rachel and Becki