2014 was a really exciting year for us, we opened our Workroom after a couple of years of life in local halls teaching our patchwork and quilting classes. We've opened the ShopRoom and filled it to the brim with lovely colourful fabric delights. We have welcomed lots of new tutors and classes to PlainStitch, run Retreats, lots of Bees and generally had a lovely time meeting lots and lots of lovely people! We've shopped, hopped, swapped, sewn, smiled, eaten cake and made lots of friends.
2015 promises lots more new deliciousness! Lots of new classes on offer and in development, new tutors and skills and lots and lots of lovely new fabric!
But PlainStitch is just a space, a room. We supply raw materials, fabric and threads, we try and light a little fire of ideas and skills and inspiration - but the most important part of this alchemy is all of you! Your ideas, time and patience, creativity and perseverance is what turns the little brown bags of fabric into amazing precious hand made items. Thank you all for your continued encouragement, kindnesses and support.
This year PlainStitch has been full to the brim with that special creative state of mind. We plan to do lots more of it next year too!
Enjoy our little montage of the last year and get inspired and start writing that project list for 2015!
Made everywhere look pretty
Sorted and labelled
Then had a party!
Enjoyed our new view of the busy High Street
Put up signs
Bee in My Bonnet in progress
Amazing Log Cabins
Long Arm Jenny at work - we kept her busy this year!
Scandi Sampler in development
We had our own fabric printed!
We all went mad for Fabric Baskets
Finished Farmers wife quilts were breath taking!
Then we all needed a Granny Bag!
The sun shone all summer
Well, I just had to!
At the Bee we Swap Shopped
We made pin cushions, such fun.
and Vintage Purses
So many fabulous Samplers...............
Hot summer evenings we toiled over colourful Lampshades with every sash window rolled down
We smiled so much our cheeks hurt at The Wendover Celebrates Fayre
The sun shone, my girls raided the shop for summer skirt fabric
We made pillowcases with Little Girls
Lots of us sewed EPP all summer, in tents, on beaches, on planes, trains and ferries, in deckchairs and on cricket pitches.........
I made seasonally inappropriate scarves all summer!
I had sewing machine envy, a lot!
The pre cut EPP shape revolution occurred!
We had such a wonderful Simple Sampler Reunion
We held a Tea Party for MacMillan
Miss Stitch made wonderful things with super talented Little People
Autumn came at last...geese flew south
We chatted so much, laughed so much, eat so much, oh and sewed a bit at the Retreat Day
I made a Norway Quilt. Winter was here.
You shopped us bare at The Shop Hop
We learnt to sew Cathedral Windows. We all got a little bit obsessed with it.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..can't wait to see what 2015 brings x
love debs x