Author Archives: Katy Sykes

Customer Creations – Workshop Updates

                          Our Autumn workshops and courses have got off to a storming start.  Our Beginner Dressmakers are getting stuck in and new garments are starting to emerge.  We look forward to seeing all their makes over the coming weeks.  Plus there were some more beautiful daisies […]

Many Congratulations!

We were delighted when one of our very own, Helen – who made the Ship in the shop (Shop Ship?!)  – recently won the Aurofil prize in the European Patchwork Awards for her stunning “A Walk In The Woods” quilt.   You can see the other entries here. Ginny (from Friday Sewcial) and I saw it […]

Inspiration – Pear Pin Cushion

  It’s Autumn and the apples and pears are practically being given away at the moment (definitely around where I live anyway).  How about making your own gorgeous pear pin cushion out of felt or fabric?  This autumnal creative was designed and made by Kaaren at The Painted Quilt.  We love it!  Thank you Kaaren […]

Sewing Machine Need a Tidy?

  If you missed the posts on social media, I am delighted to announce that we have partnered with Grants of Gloucester to service and repair your sewing machine. Nigel from Grants will pick up and drop off machines every Friday, so you’ll only be without your machine for a week. The normal cost will […]

Customer Creations – Kid’s Workshops

    It’s been a busy summer with the Kids Summer Sewing workshops.  Here are their other makes – an applique cushion and a Freddie Fish Laundry bag (more used for sweets and as a swimming bag I think!). Don’t they look amazing? They all did brilliantly!