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Summer Party Pals - Thank You

Summer Party Pals - Thank You

Our summer party was a roaring success and we want to say a huge thank you to all our party people for making it happen!  The sun was shining and so many talented crafters, makers and appreciators turned up to the summer solstice. It was so much fun to bring the crafty community altogether! From live workshops, makers market stalls and a new pattern launch, not to mention the raffle and *delicious* cake from Porter House and The Blending Room’s delectable coffee. In good spirits, for a great cause The event was in support of Mind UK - which is...

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June Artist Takeover: Amy Jade Prints

June Artist Takeover: Amy Jade Prints

Inspired by folklore, mythology and social history, Amy Jade Prints creates lino cuttings using traditional techniques and materials. This month, she’s taken over our café to display some of her beautiful work! Bold shapes are printed from black ink on contrasting white background to create images which are both striking and detailed. Having studied a degree in Illustration and Animation, her signature style comes through across all of her designs. Amy starts her process working in pencil to map out her designs and then moves onto carving these out of lino and printing them. Each step is done by hand,...

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History of the Mini Skirt - from Sci-Fi in the Fifties to Mary Quant in the Sixties

History of the Mini Skirt - from Sci-Fi in the Fifties to Mary Quant in the Sixties

Focus On The Mini Skirt Say sixties fashion and what instantly springs to mind? You’re thinking bold, block colours and futuristic pixie haircuts. Sharp stand-out collars and exaggerated eye make-up. And of course, its held together with the statement piece, the miniskirt. Right? Nothing epitomises British sixties fashion more than a risen hemline that packs a punch of progression, liberation and rebellion. And unlike a lot of other archaic attire from the past, the miniskirt is something of a leech (in a nice way) to our wardrobe. It’s never really left mainstream fashion. I guess recently we have seen the...

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Summer Party!

Summer Party!

Did somebody say Summer? The weather is brightening up and it's time to celebrate the hottest season of the year! We'd love to celebrate with you which is why we're hosting a Summer Party!  There's going to be lots of things to get involved in and with 20% of proceeds going to Mind you'll be supporting a great cause too. When people visit the cafe, we're often told how much of a mindful space it is and how crafting and sewing has been hugely beneficial for people's mental wellbeing. Because of this, pairing with Mind seemed to be a no...

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Stash De-stash at the Next Stitcher's Meet Up

Stash De-stash at the Next Stitcher's Meet Up

We are hosting a stash de-stash! Yes, you lovely fabric leftovers hoarders and all-things-crafty collectors, today is your day. We all have a pile of beautiful fabrics and crafty materials that were left over from various projects. We promised ourselves we would make something wonderful out of them, but in reality, they are just collecting dust. Plus they are making us feel bad about never getting around to using them! We are all as guilty as the next. Well, shake off the dust and give them a new lease of life. Bring them along to Workshop on Sunday 2nd June...

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