Hi Hello to you all,
So it’s been a bit of a damp spring so far, so we have decided to look forward to all the bank holidays and hopefully some sunshine in May. However you are spending the extra holidays, we hope you have some fun! Sorry to all those of you that have to work. After many years in retail, we both know how hard it is working weekends and bank holidays when everyone else seems to be enjoying themselves. (But, don’t worry when they all go back to work, the sun will shine and it will be your day off!)
We have had the deliveries of all the lovely new fabrics we promised. The new rayons, dobby and chambrays are gorgeous for the summer season. We are now waiting for the fabulous Merchant and Mills linens to arrive back in stock. We’ve also had a lovely delivery of The Assembly Line Patterns and the latest edition of Tauko magazine has arrived. Perfect for that inspiration.
Fabric Godmother Rayons, crepes and lawns – Buy here
Pastel Chambrays – Buy here
Workshops for Summer
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
Join Becki on this brand new beginners workshop. This 3 week evening class is designed for those that are complete beginners to a Sewing Machine. Learn the basic skills for sewing alongside making some simple projects to take home. All equipment and machines are here at Mille Moon for you to use and the price includes your choice of fabrics for each of your projects so no need to bring anything! This class will give you the foundations in machine sewing that you will feel confident to go onto one of the other classes, maybe dressmaking or patchwork.
Starts Tuesday 23rd may for 3 weeks 6-8pm £115 book now
other Summer workshops available:
21st May – Beginners quilting and patchwork ,with Lucy @tuckitinquilts
23rd May- Beginners machine sewing course, with Becki
9th July – Darning and Sashiko visible mending with Skye
16th July – Beginners Quilting and patchwork with Lucy
23rd July- Stretch garment making with Anna
25th July – 6 week evening class , beginners dressmaking with Anna
13th August – Garment making workshop – make a merchant and mills pattern in a day with Anna (images below)
We also offer 1-1 sessions, whether you need help with getting to grips with your overlocker, or just some dressmaking advice. We also have our regular clubs running –
2nd Monday of the month – kids club with Claire and Ammie
2nd Thursday of the month – Sewcial Club with Becki
last Sunday of the month – Teens dressmaking club with Anna
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. Our April pattern review will be out of next week! Hopefully see you soon in the shop, at the independent market, on a workshop or maybe at our Sewcial club,
Rachel and Becki xx