The Twelve Makes of Christmas - oh yes, it's that time again ....

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Rae | 0 comments

Wow, what a busy time we've been having of late here at HQ.  So much activity going on here I really genuinely need to keep looking at the date .... "It's Tuesday 11th so it must be the Sewcial", kinda thing!  Yes it is the Sewcial tonight so if you're reading this and still haven't told us you're planning to come shout soon so we can save you a bit of cake.


We also have the very first daytime Sewcial here this Friday 14th 10.30-12.30. Can't wait to see what all you lovely ladies are bringing along.


Next week we've got two fantastic workshops lined up.  On Tuesday we have the lovely Sam Molloy here showing us how to make beautiful pictures using free motion embroidery. 



The class was an instant sell-out but we have two more coming up in January and February.




This workshop would make a lovely Christmas present for someone creative!


 Then on Thursday 20th at 7.30pm Jacqui will be showing you how to add a splash of customised colour to your home with a bespoke lampshade.




We still have a couple of spaces left on this class plus our daytime class that's happening at 10.30am on Wednesday 26th November.


And finally, last year we ran a hugely popular series on our blog throughout the festive season called 'The Twelve Makes of Christmas'.  This year we will be doing exactly the same - albeit we're getting started a little later than last year! We will bring you the best of last year's makes plus some new ones.  This really is essential reading if you plan to make your own gifts or decorate your home with some good old handmade crafty loveliness.  Check back later this week for the first of our makes, the criminally quick-to-whip-up (although we won't tell anyone!) infinity scarf....

 ... there you go, all your girlfriends and female relatives taken care of.  Don't worry, one of our new makes for this year is an awesome version for the lads (bear with us, really it is cool and they'll LOVE it!)

We've also got some fantastic makes for the kids as well as beautiful ways to add some festive cheer at home.... and for those of you who are thinking it's waaaay too early to be talking Christmas, remember that fortune favours the prepared - and that the time WILL whip by like a flash - it always does, doesn't it?  Hell, we're even choosing Christmas fabric for NEXT YEAR tomorrow. Well it's better than looking at it in January!




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New Classes and Sewcial Dates

Posted on October 19, 2014 by Rae | 0 comments

It's The Sewcial again this Tuesday 21st and it looks likely to be full to the rafters! If you haven't been in touch already, do let us know if you plan to come - we don't want to have to turn anyone away!

The dates of the next few Sewcials are as follows:

Oct 21st

Nov 4th

Nov 11th

Dec 2nd (more of a little Christmas get-together.  More on that later!)


We've just added a load of new classes to the website.  Whether it's Autumn crafting for yourself or a Christmas gift for someone else you're looking for, check out the following:

Lampshade Making Workshop - 20th November - evening class

Crafty Christmas Saturday Workshop - 22nd November

Crafty Christmas Evening Workshop - 25th November

Lampshade Making Workshop - 26th November - daytime class

Knickers Workshop - Sat 6th December

Sewing Machine Start-Up - 17th January 2015

Cushions with Piping and Zip - 31st January 2015

We've had such a busy couple of weeks in the studio with all sorts of workshops going on.  There have been so many amazing things created in such a short space of time - I promise to share them with you all here very soon.

I'm off to bed - another busy week at HQ beckons.

Night night!








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Don't forget the Sewcial this Tuesday at Fabric HQ

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Rae | 0 comments

We had our first ever workshop in the new Make Studio on Tuesday and it was everything we'd dreamt it would be!  It's so fantastic to finally be able to say we're in our very own space with lots of colour, a huge cutting table that we can change the height of (no more aching backs), lots of light and of course, lots of space.




Of course the fact that the first class was Emma May's brilliant Learn to Make a Roman Blind Workshop was rather fitting.  Roman blinds take up a lot of space and the cutting table came into its own when everyone was able to simultaneously stand around and get measuring and chopping.  We have the second part of this class in a fortnight but it has proved so popular that we have added another date - Saturday 1st November. We now have only one more space, so if you're interested then book it quick! 


We also have the gorgeous By Hand London Anna Dress Workshop starting next week with only two spaces left if you want to make this beautiful dress that suits just about everyone!






We're also now able to add another Sewcial per month to our calendar of events - oh yes! 



We have the very first Sewcial at Layby Farm this Tuesday 23rd September. Do let us know if you plan to come along and we can save you a spot.  It's 7.30-9.30pm £7 as usual and there's plenty of free parking.  Bring a project, get stitching, drink tea and eat cake - you'll be in good company.

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