Did you ever wonder how to sew on that shirt button, take up those trousers, how you could find the time to make a skirt, get help on that sewing project?
Now you have the answer, Stitch ‘n’ Chat! If you live in Bristol or South Gloucestershire you can come to Thornbury twice a month to get your sewing done at Turnberrie’s Community Centre.
Launch session is free, see poster for more information and Stitch ‘n’ Chat web page.
I was doing the errands in Thornbury the other day and spotted a poster, it said, “Are you a local artist/craftsperson looking for somewhere to exhibit, sell or demonstrate? Short term occupancy available now.”
I had to find out more and now I have my very own short term occupancy, I couldn’t resist. So from 12th – 17th November I will be in The Hub,(was Bibelot), letting people have a go at sewing for themselves. Anyone can come and take home a project they have made.
- Pop in and have a go.
A lovely class today, the children worked well, with quiet chatter. Half the class were engrossed in decorating the front of their square bears, choosing buttons and embroidery thread colours, the other half were getting to grips with sewing around corners and curves, in preparation for sewing their lavender hearts together.
Monday's After School Club
It’s a super room to work in a library/computer room, plenty of space for machines and tables for working round. I must remember to sit on a chair or kneel beside a child I am helping, rather than bending my back which takes hours for the pain to subside!
I got to the Vintage and Handmade Fair at opening time, 10am. There was already a long queue. I met a friend and her daughter there. We all had great fun looking at all the fabulous things, fabrics, clothes, trinkets, refashioned items, vintage books etc. I found a present for my daughter, which I can’t show you yet because she might see it before her birthday, also a present for my mother for Mothers’ Day. I bought some lovely used mangle linen, I intend to make all sorts of goodies with it. First I fancy making hand embroidered buttons with it.
After the shopping we needed refreshing and I had tea and lemon cake at a Deli in Chipping Sodbury, called The Hamptons. My friends had some delicious foods. I will be going there again.
May I introduce you to square bear. I have some level 2 children sewing this while the lower group catch up. He is so sweet with his little shirt and buttons. I got the instructions from Sew Darn Cute by Jenny Ryan. When the children have finished I will upload pics of their square bears, it will be like a whole family of square bears.
You might recognise the type of photo this is. I am now taking daily (nearly) photos with the iphone hipstamatic app.