I have lots of lovely peeps who share our sewing from all over the world and I've had lots of requests for a proper nosey look around the Workroom now we're open for business.
Some of you live a long way away, or nearby but busy busy, or are busy off, you know, giving birth and so forth ( hope baby makes an appearance soon Midlands friend!), or living the dream in Somerset ( we miss you!) ...anyway here is my little tour around our lovely Sewing Home!
We are awaiting very grown up iron railings for our very wonderful stone steps. Don't they make you feel just a little bit Jane Austen-ish when you arrive with your sewing?
Anyway, if you've resisted the urge to have a little sit in the sun, do ring our bell and come in and up the stairs and into our sunny Workroom, here's our little free motion embroidery wreath on the door. ( We're having a new bell fitted this weekend - the current one is very faint so feel free to knock too just to make sure!). My attempts at free motion embroidery are a little bit spidery, but we have a fabulous class lined up for the autumn run by a very talented local lady who can literally draw with her sewing machine and she'll be teaching us all how to do that too... more details coming soon.
So, welcome, come in, have a look around.......
This is our ironing station. Isn't it fab? It's right next to the big sash window so you can watch the world go by on the High Street as you press your blocks - lovely! Oh and have a sneaky jelly baby from the supplies cart underneath to keep the sugar levels up!
That's my pin cushion basket in the middle of the table, i'm adding a new pin cushion just about every week at the moment! It's a way to stop myself trying to make a full quilt of every fabric bundle that one of my customers pulls for their project that gives me the 'wanties'!
We make our own lampshades, so much fabric fun, we have a class on Fri 4th April 10am to learn how if you'd like to make your own.
Our super comfy chairs are vintage Ercol. We are based less than 5 miles away from the Ercol factory. We love where we live and we love local, so we're proud use these vintage examples of the rich crafts tradition here in the Chilterns.
This is our peg board shop of notions. I love a peg board - it reminds me of my Grandads garage with all of his carpentry tools neatly lined up on a peg board ready to create.
We have lots of fab fabrics and we're adding to our shelves every week. We're really picky about the fabrics we choose, we try and edit to suit our customers, we go for prints that really work hard for you in a design.
We hope you enjoyed a little wander around. Do pop in if you're local, have a rummage, look at the quilts, come and talk sewing, we love visitors, we are open this Saturday 9.30am - 3pm, and every Thursday morning 9.30am - 2pm or drop us an e mail and pop in one day when we are there working on new class projects. Thanks for coming by x