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New Frome Fabric exclusive to Millie Moon!

We are “sew” excited to be EXCLUSIVELY stocking this amazing Catherine Hill print fabric in the shop.

The 100% cotton fabric has been designed and illustrated by local artist JO JOOF in collaboration with Frome makers  CRAFTIVAL.

This fabric shows all the lovely shops on Catherine hill on a pale blue sky background with white clouds. A really wide fabric it is very versatile for all sewing projects. Check out the shops and see if you can spot Millie Moon!

  • 150 cm wide
  • 20cm repeat
  • 100% cotton
  • £20 per metre
  • Sold in FQS, orders of more than one will be sent in whole pieces. 

 

 

 

 

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Craftival are local makers who specialise in Children’s clothes.  Dresses, trousers, skirts, tops and rompers. These are for sale at Millie Moon and can be made to order. Just pick your fabric

Jo Joof is the creative artist who runs our popular Art club. Take a look a the website for details of the Monday adult workshops  and family Saturday workshops 

This has been such a successful collaboration and we are very excited to see what will be next!

me made may 2019

 

It’s that time again and this year Millie Moon has decided to get involved.

Millie Moon is asking you all, whether you have bought fabric, a pattern, a button or attended a workshop to shout about it! Show your work on instagram/facebook using the hashtags and be in with a chance to win a £25 gift voucher!

All you have to do is:

  • Share your makes on instagram in MAY.
  • Tag us @milliemoonshop so we can see the post
  • Tag a friend so they can get involved too
  • Use #memademay2019
  • Use #makewithmilliemoon

We will pick our favourite each week in May and send you a £25 gift voucher to spend on your next make! 4 vouchers to win!

We even got some fab badges from @koolKactus for you to buy £2 so you can shout about it some more!

 

 

So what is it? For those of you who haven’t taken part before then here are the details from http://www.simplysewingmag.com

So, what’s it all about?

It’s that time of year when our instagram feeds are filled with handmade goodness for #memademay and this year marks the 10th year of the popular makers challenge. If you’re new to Me Made May, get ready to join a huge community of fellow sewists!

Me-Made-May (or #memademay2019 as it’s also known on instagram) is an annual challenge for people who make their own clothes, launched by blogger and maker Zoe EdwardsSo, Jo.

The idea is to encourage makers to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe, by asking them to pledge to rethink how they wear their garments throughout the month of May.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve only made one skirt ever or have a wardrobe bursting at the seams – everyone can set their own individual pledge. The challenge aims to get you to wear your me-mades more often and more thoughtfully – to learn some useful lessons about yourself, your style, your body, your creativity along the way.

What started as a solo project has grown into an annual phenomenon, with sewists, knitters, crocheters and refashioners all wearing their handmade wardrobes with pride. If you like the sound of it, it’s not too late to sign up for the 2019 challenge. Remember this is not a photography competition – or an instagram photo challenge – so don’t be daunted!

Your pledge can be as simple or tricky as you want it to be, but it’s a great opportunity to move beyond your comfort zone or level up how you wear the garments you have spent hours crafting.

The goal should be to think about your relationship with what you create.

http://www.simplysewingmag.com

 

             

New Tutor, Kelly, talks about her love for Patchwork and Quilting

By day I am a professional Fundraiser and I use my spare time as my creative outlet.  I had participated in the compulsory sewing at school and was fairly uninspired but knew I had a creative streak waiting in the wings to find the right craft.  After dabbling with many different crafts in 2011, I decided to have a go at making a few small gifts for children with forthcoming baptisms and birthdays.  This was initially driven by wanting to save some money, but also to avoid purchasing the usual mass produced plastic that so often makes gifts for children affordable.  It was at this time that I started to visit Millie Moon and get to know Rachel and Becki.  Very quickly I became inspired by the beautiful fabrics that they were offering and by the wonderful community that existed around their amazing shop.  I decided I wanted to learn more and after perusing their workshop flyer I opted to book onto Caroline’s 6-week beginners quilting course which started in January 2012.

Caroline expertly guided our small group through her pattern over the coming weeks.  The quilt was really challenging but I learnt so much and came away with my first-ever finished quilt.  That quilt still sits in my living room over 5 years later and I am still very much in love with the design, and the Tilda fabrics that I chose to use.  Caroline’s tuition and support gave me the confidence to move on to another quilt soon after my first and as they say, the rest is history.

 

Over 5 years, 30 plus quilts and numerous small projects later I am now embarking upon teaching my first few workshops.  I am so delighted that Rachel and Becki have invited me to join the fantastic team of tutors and I hope to meet more of their wonderful creative community through my forthcoming workshops.  I will be teaching small projects that focus on patchwork and quilting and very much hope you will join me.

Here are the next three workshops with Kelly. Go to website to book

Introduction to English Paper Piecing Saturday 23rd September

Quilted Cushion Cover Saturday 26th August

Patchwork Drawstring bag Saturday 28th October

In addition to quilting and sewing, I love listening to podcasts, reading creative blogs, gardening and spending time with my little boy (who loves being snuggled up under one of Mummy’s quilts when he isn’t running around).  I blog at alittlesewandsow.blogspot.co.uk

Events

make a drum lampshade

This fun easy workshop is prefect for those that can’t sew. Make your own lampshade in a choice of millie moon fabrics. You will be taken through step by step to create your own stunning 30cm drum lampshade.

All materials included

Suitable for total beginners, no sewing involved!

Make a Skirt

Make your choice of a wrap, tulip shape, 1950’s style pleated or elasticated waist skirt in a day, using just your measurements – no paper pattern required!

Please be able to thread a sewing machine and sew a straight line.

Learn how to draught straight onto cloth and sew waistbands, seams, hems and depending on which style you choose gathers, pleats, pockets or a concealed zip……

Once you’ve mastered this patternless ’freehand’ cutting technique you’ll be able to go on to make more skirts in any size or length at home.

 

Fabric not included but you get 10% off all purchases made in the shop on the day!