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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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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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