Hi Hello to you all,
At last Spring is around the corner and we are beginning to see some sunshine here in Somerset. How about you?
We love Spring at the shop as we start to get deliveries of lovely new fabrics. This season has already seen the arrival of the new Merchant and Mills Linen/Cotton gingham fabrics as well as some lovely costal fabrics from Dashwood. Definitely feeling summer vibes and days at the coast with these. We have just ordered some very exciting new rayons, cottons, linens and double gauze which should be here next month. These are perfect for dressmaking, especially the new Assembly Line patterns and the new Etta pattern from Merchant and Mills.
The Frome Independent market
Hooray it returns on 5th March. This amazing market takes place on the 1st Sunday of the month from March to December. A great way to see the local talented artisans and there is always amazing food!
We are open 11-3pm on market Sundays
Workshops for Spring
Never used a sewing machine before? Want to be more sustainable and not add to the fast fashion? Maybe you need to find something to do with all those baby clothes you kept? We have a workshop for you
19th March – Teach me to machine sew, with Angela
21st march – 6 week garment making evening class, with Anna
23rd March – Piped cushion covers, with Becki
16th April – stretch garment day, learn how to work with stretch fabrics and make a garment (pattern included), with Anna
30tjh April – Sashiko and darning workshops with Skye @slowstitchclub
21st May – beginners quilting and patchwork ,with Lucy @tuckitinquilts
We also offer 1-1 sessions, whether you need help with getting to grips with your overlocker, or just some dressmaking advice
Liberty shirt,Made on the last 6 week class by Stephen
Darning and Sashiko with Skye @slow stitch club
Quilting and Patchwork with Lucy @tuckitinquilts
This monthly open shop night is designed to bring our lovely customers together over tea and cake, but also giving people a chance to use our space and machines that they may not have access to at home. Come regularly and chat, sew and share your tips with each other or just come and finish that little sewing job you’ve been unable to do before. We do ask you book in advance so there’s plenty of space and cake for everyone!
Time 5.30-7.30pm £6 per person on 2nd Thursday of every month.
next one will be 9th march Book here
Keep sewing and a big thanks, as always, for supporting our small independent business. Hopefully see you soon in the shop, at market, on a workshop or maybe at our Sewcial club,
Rachel and Becki xx