Friday, 5 December 2014

Rainbow Aurifil 40 weight Machine Quilting Threads and Little Girls Dress Making Class

Ohh look - we just unpacked this lovely range of  our favourite Aurifil threads. We've been lifetime devotees of the 50 weight for machine patchwork piecing in our favourite geiege colour. However this new selection is an altogether more colourful rainbow. These are 40 weight ( green spool instead of orange spool for easy identification) which is a little thicker ( smaller number means thicker thread) and is ideal for piecing ( if your machine finds the 50 weight too fine, some do) but especially machine quilting. This is such a lovely lustrous thread, I love their colour range. We've hand picked these colours based on our fabric palettes at The Workroom so we hope we've covered most quilting bases, but do let us know if there are colours we don't have represented that you need.

We also now have a large range of Perle Cotton for chunky hand quilting.

Today I had a little venture back to the Workroom, after my poorly sabbatical this week, to look in on the final Girls Dressmaking Class. Squeel - look! 

They were still work in progress at this stage with final pressing, covered buttons and other bits and bobs still to do, and I didn't get a pic of everyone's dress, but wow! I know that are all really chuffed with their dresses and they have learnt sooo much - Jeanne's classes are really a dressmaking gold standard - you just can't short cut a lifetime of sewing experience, can you?

We're just finalising the class lists for January at The Workroom and sending out pre - reads. We've got such a lot on offer but our January classes are choc a bloc however a few move rounds and rejigs have opened up a couple of spaces here and there on previously sold out classes starting in Jan;

Free Motion Embroidery: Thurs 15th and 29th Jan 7.30pm - 9.30pm  2 spaces
Little Girls DressMaking Starts Fri 16th Jan for 7 classes 10am - 12pm 2 spaces
Get To Know Your Sewing Machine: Wed 21st Jan and 4th Feb 7.30pm - 9.30pm 2 spaces
Farmers Wife Quilt Class: Starts Tues 27th Jan for 9 classes. 7.30pm - 9.30pm 2 spaces
Sewing For a New Baby: Bibs and Bandanas Thurs 29th Jan 10am - 1pm spaces

Don't hang about if you'd like the space, and remember we also offer vouchers for fabric or classes so add us to your Santa list and get a gift you really want this Christmas!!