Refreshing times

I do feel that normality is beginning to return to our lives. It was lovely to get back in January, to see all the beautiful faces returning to sewing class with heads full of sewing plans for the next few months, they really fill me up with inspiration. There have been a few inquiries about further sewing classes, I do intend to start a new group on Tuesdays from 10 am until 2.30pm, bring what you are making, dressmaking rather than homewares/curtains, I will help with fitting, construction and hopefully, show you new techniques. The first class will take place on Tuesday, March 1st, so there is not a lot of time to put your name down, there are only a few places left but if I do not get the full quota sadly I will not be able to offer the class. Times have changed quite a lot in the last few weeks, mainly energy costs, as you are all aware these have gone through the roof especially in business properties as we are not capped like domestic rates, therefore I am unable to offer ad-hoc classes I need to have the commitment to ensure I can cover the utility costs of keeping the room warm and well ventilated with the very expensive airflow system I recently had fitted. For these reasons, I am also reducing the opening hours of the shop during these cooler months. From Tuesday 15th of February, I will not be opening the shop until 11am on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Speaking of the cooler weather, these amazing cuddle fleeces have arrived in the shop, they are incredibly soft and snuggly, so turn the heating down a degree and wrap yourself in this fabric whether it be a sweatshirt, dressing gown, hoodie or blanket

Looking optimistically forward to bright, warmer spring days arriving sooner rather than later I saw a fabric agent this week who some amazing fabrics that have been produced in the UK, and they are beautiful, I really wish that I had the budget to buy everything they had, but sadly I had to make some very difficult choices, keep your eyes on the “new in ” section of the website as I will post them in there as soon as they land, below are a few viscose fabrics that have just arrived, suitable for shirts, cami’s, skirts, wrap or shirtwaister dresses

Please let me know if you would like to join the sewing group, otherwise I hope its not too long till I see you in the shop

Happy sewing


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