Category Archives: Fabric shops

Summer Sewing Plans

I’ve a few sewing dates in my diary which I’m pretty excited about… Festival of Quilts; 9th – 12th August at NEC I’ve wanted to go to the Festival of Quilts for a couple of years but it’s always clashed … Continue reading

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Haberdashery and More

I love that word, haberdashery, it is such an old word and there’s no other word that quite sums up all the bits and bats you need for sewing, ribbons, trims, laces, threads… I was in London last weekend meeting … Continue reading

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Batik Painting in Bali

One reason I chose Bali as a holiday destination was my interest in batik fabrics. I wanted to see batiks being made, have a go myself and also buy some to make into quilts, I even organised my luggage allowance … Continue reading

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A Textile Weekend in London

This time last weekend I was in London visiting my penfriend. Sam and I started writing to each other around 1977 when we were 12 years old. We connected through the Girl Guides, she lives in Brisbane, so about 12,000 … Continue reading

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Looking back at February

February seems to have whizzed past, I know it’s a bit shorter, but even so! We’re knee deep in decorating at home at the moment so sewing has pretty much been restricted to evenings when I collapse in a heap … Continue reading

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Fun, Friendship and Fabric

What more could you want for a perfect weekend than fun, friendship and a bit of fabric retail therapy! I had a great time! On Saturday it was #sewdowndewsbury, a sewists meet-up in the nearby market town of Dewsbury. Ali, … Continue reading

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Initial Cushions

Last week I was on annual leave, busy getting ready for Christmas and making presents. I made good progress,  making six presents altogether. I’ve already shown you the purses, today its the turn of the cushions! I was struggling for ideas … Continue reading

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Sew North

I had a great day on Saturday at Sew North, it was a meet up for sewers in Leeds organised by Sally from Sew Sweet by Sally and Becca from Red W Sews. They did a great job! We met … Continue reading

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Fabric Shopping in Yorkshire!

  As you know I am rather partial to the occasional retail therapy when it comes to fabric, even better when it is totally unexpected…. Skipton is turning into quite a good centre for fabric. The Fent Shop has been … Continue reading

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Cross-stitch on the move!

I went down to London on Monday for a study day at Harefield Hospital, I packed a little cross-stitch kit in my handbag to keep myself amused! I started it last week, it’s cross-stitch box called Summer in the Dales … Continue reading

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