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May Artist Takeover: Introducing Hayley Mills-Styles...

May Artist Takeover: Introducing Hayley Mills-Styles...

This month's artist takeover is by the wonderful Hayley Mills-Styles! Hayley is a textiles and thread artist who uses traditional techniques such as hand embroidery and applique to create textiles drawings and objects. Through combining these with digitally embroidery, she turns fabric and thread into beautifully designed creations.  Her work is often draws upon her own life and experiences and she has had exhibitions in various museums and heritage sites. We're lucky enough to be working with her on a small display of her work which will be free to view in the cafe. From this you can see some...

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Crafty Baby Shower!

Crafty Baby Shower!

We celebrated our first baby shower a few weeks ago. Nicolle had organised it with us for the lovely Leanne. Leanne is expecting a little boy and Nicolle gave us lots of details from the colour scheme and pictures of the nursery to Leanne's love for her ragdoll cat Winston.   We spent a couple of hours crafting and each making squares with different design on. There was a lion, a shark, a daffodil and of course, a Winston. Through applique and embroidery, the group worked hard to create the most beautiful pieces. They have then left this with me...

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Making Sarah...

Making Sarah...

Sarah Wraparound Skirt Introduce Spring into your wardrobe with this super easy to make SARAH WRAPAROUND SKIRT! Hey, I’m Lorna, a lover of all things crafty, especially sewing and hand embroidery. You’ll catch me making coffee at Workshop or behind an embroidery hoop with a tea and a Hobnob. Other than studying Textiles at school, I have taught myself and learnt from other sewers. Most of my experience is making homeware and accessories; cushions, decorations, bags and aprons. You name it, my friends and family have received it as a birthday present. However, now I’m on a mission to create...

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We're 6 Months in!

We're 6 Months in!

It's our half birthday! This week, we're celebrating a whole 6 months of being open. Wow, time flies - we can't believe how quickly it's gone by!  This 6 months has been great! We love you for all your support, your creativity and can't thank you enough. Without you, we can't survive. Over the last 6 months, we've grown our shop to bring you a greater offering of haberdashery supplies and fabric, we've started running more workshops and socials and we've befriended all of you! But there's lots more to come and we still have lots of growing to do. From...

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Great British Sewing Bee 4-6 Recap

Great British Sewing Bee 4-6 Recap

Wow, it's starting to get difficult on the Bee! It seems that week after week, the show gets more and more challenging but here's our round up of episodes 4-6. Again please bear with us on the very tenuous links!    Let's start with week 4, technical fabrics week. We were so impressed with the makes this week. Throwing them in the deep end with swimsuits then moving on to dog coats (aww, Winston!) and finishing with fashionable tracksuits. All very complicated things!  While we can't offer you technical fabrics, we can help with construction. If you're looking for overlocking assistance,...

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