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Its Christmas!

Its Christmas time!

So it’s December, and maybe you have some snow, already? Are the decorations up?

It’s super cold here in Somerset and the lights are twinkling on the trees above the shops on the hill. It’s all looking very Christmassy.

Our Christmas windows are full of festive treats. We have Christmas Pyjamas using patterns by Anna Vickery and Merchant and Mills. We also have velvet banners and stockings.

These lovely jewel coloured velvets are back in stock and make beautiful luxurious stockings. We also have some shimmering satin and viscose from @fabricgodmother which would make beautiful party dresses!

Just click the images and follow the links to the website for more information

 

Gifts galore with lots of sewing and craft kits for all ages!

Millie Moon Sewing Kits from £15

Becki has been busy designing sewing kits and patterns for Millie Moon. These kits are a great thing to make and give as a gift 🎁 The are perfect for people just starting out on a machine.

The Kits include everything you need plus photographed instructions.

Kids crafting kits from £6

George the Gingerbread man and the Christmas Stocking who along with Dave the Dinosaur,Gerald the Giraffe,Harry the Hedgehog and Bertie Bat are great fun for kids to make.
Approx 7″ tall
£10
Mini kits 
Smiley hanging heart kit
£5
approx 2.5” tall
mini hanging bunny kit
£5
approx 4” tall
The kits contain everything you need to make them, you will just need a needle and some scissors. These felt kits are cute and fun, as well as teaching kids how to sew and try different stitches. A great gift idea for Christmas. The kits are suitable for ages 7+

Patchwork Christmas stocking kits £25

Make your own patchwork stocking.

Make a stocking that can be used every year. Learn a simple patchwork technique in your choice of fabrics to create something unique. Everything included in the kit including photographed instructions.

kit includes all materials, available in red or green

Botanial dye kits £42

These beautiful botanical dye kits from the silk studio in Frome are just gorgeous.The ultimate bundle dye kit for lovers of slow fashion and crafting with nature. This beautifully presented kit is perfect for those curious about the world of natural dyeing and who enjoy crafting and nature. Bundle dying is a perfect introduction to natural dyeing as it’s very simple to do whilst yielding beautiful, colourful results. This kit contains all you need to create a one of a kind, botanically dyed silk scarf – a piece of wearable art.

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Upcoming events!

Last workshops of the year.

Darning with Skye Sunday 10th December 11-4pm £84

Sunday 10th December is our last workshop of the year. We have a couple of places left on our Darning workshop with Skye from @slowstitchclub. Why not step away from the madness of Christmas shopping and learn a skill to use in the new year.

11-4pm £84 includes all materials, a starter kit and a light lunch,

Kids Club Monday 14th December 4.30-6.30pm £18

Join Claire for the last  kids club of 2023. Claire is a local teacher, author, beach cleaner and self confessed crafty mess maker!

The sessions will be held on 2nd MONDAY of every month

4.30-6.30 PM

£18 per session

Each session there will be a new project to make.

Book online or call the shop 01373 464437
refreshments included – please let us know any allergens in advance

In the notes on the booking form, please add the name of the child you are booking for and any dietary/allergen requirements

Millie Moon Christmas Party  

Please keep an eye on our socials for more happenings! 

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New Year workshops  2024

 

January

9th -make a pattern from a preloved garment with Anna

14th – kids machine sewing for beginners with Becki age 10+

16th  -6 week garment making for beginners with Anna

18th -3 week beginners machine sewing course with Becki

21st- BeginnersPatchwork and Quilting with Lucy

28th – Get to grips with your overlocker with Anna

– kids club age 7+

-teen club age 11+

– The Sewcial club 18+

February

4th -Sashiko decorative mending with Skye

 4th -Darning for visible mending with Skye

11th- merchant and mills day with Anna

– kids club age 7+

-teen club age 11+

– Sewcial club

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

 

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and don’t forget the gift vouchers! we have two options available, in store or online. These vouchers are valid for 1 year and can be used for workshops or fabulous fabrics and haberdashery. 

As always we would like to thank you all for supporting our independent business, whether in the shop, on a workshop, online or just following us on the social media, we really appreciate it. We couldn’t do it without you.

Wishing you a wonderful and merry Christmas and a peaceful new year 

Rachel and Becki

xxx

Fiver Fest

 

Fiver Fest is back!

For the third consecutive year, Fiver Fest is set to return to Frome’s streets on 22nd-24th October.

Part of the national Totally Locally campaign, Fiver Fest celebrates local businesses, often run by families or individuals, making a real contribution to our unique town.

2021 has continued to be a hugely challenging year for retailers and spending just £5 a week in local shops can have a big impact on our high streets, boosting the local economy, increasing employment and putting a smile on our shop keepers’ faces.

Explore shops you’ve never been into before and discover what makes Frome’s independents so special.

 

Pop over to www.discoverfrome.co.uk for the full list of particpating venues and shops! 

 

At Millie Moon we are introducing our new felt craft kits!  Say hello to George the gingerbread man and our Christmas stocking. These kits are usually £7.50 but we will be selling them for £5 during fiver fest on 22 and 23rd October. (whilst stocks last)

 

 

Our felt kits contain everything you need, but you will just need to add a needle and some scissors.  Suitable for ages 7+ with adult supervision.

Other felt kits available in the range are £7.50

Teaching my first workshop at Millie Moon by Kelly Diggle

I recently taught my first workshop at Millie Moon after dreaming about becoming a tutor. I designed a pattern for a quilted cushion cover and was joined by three lovely ladies for the day. I absolutely loved this experience and Marilyn, Val and Margaret all did a fantastic job, each making a great cushion cover.

It was wonderful to spend the day with this enthusiastic group and see how each of their fabric choices worked with the pattern. Everyone was new to working with a rotary cutter so the first part of the day focused on developing cutting skills. The participants then learned to construct patchwork pieces, learnt how to put the three layers of a quilt together and then had a go at quilting their creations. Finally they turned their quilted piece into a cushion cover.

Everyone left with a finished cushion and took away a pattern, complete with photographs, to enable them to have another go at home

 

 

 

 

 

I am so grateful to Becki and Rachel at Millie Moon for allowing this dream of mine to become a reality and I have been busy planning a few more workshops for the autumn. Why not come and have a go at some patchwork and quilting!

I am teaching an introduction to English paper piecing on 22 September, where participants will learn the basics of this traditional method and then use their finished piece to applique a denim bag (which you’ll also make).

On 28 October I will be teaching a patchwork drawstring bag. This is a great opportunity to learn to cut pieces using a rotary cutter, construct patchwork and then make a lined drawstring bag.

Finally, I am offering a quilted stocking workshop on 25 November. I am trying not to use the ‘C’ word here but I have to confess I have already been playing with festive fabrics and have started planning my handmade gifts. The fabrics I have used here in the stocking are by Dashwood and available from Millie Moon 

If you are interested in booking a place you can do this through the website by clicking here workshop or call the shop on 01373 464437. I am also able to offer a limited number of 1:2:1 sessions if you want help with a specific quilting project. Drop me an email to alittlesewandsow@gmail.com to find out more.