Thursday, 6 July 2017

Wild Flower Meadow Workshop

We've a space on this Saturday's Wild Flower Meadows Creative Workshop!
We'll be teaching you, Batik & Machine Embroidery techniques.
1.30-4.30pm, all materials inc. £40
Call 01590 642808 to book a place!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Yet more fabrics...!

Our new Spanish supplier is very efficient, a couple of weeks from seeing their samples and they're here in the shop!  140/150 cm wide cotton prints and plains, between £10 & £13's per m!
The tiny blue/brown town & co-ordinating leaf prints are a particular favourite of mine!

Lots of New Fabrics!!!

Well, it never rains but it pours...!

In a fortnight, we've had Autumn fabrics come early and Asian fabrics come late.

Our first delivery was some Autumn fabrics, which are proving popular already.   Two colour ways, in a floral and stitched polyester knit, which is a great dress/skirt/jacket weight.  It's soft, but firm and in soft pink greys or bright colours.  95% polyester, 5% spandex, 155 cms wide and £14.00 per m.
The metallic fabrics are actually knits, made from 97% polyester, 3% spandex.  They are very soft and drapey, unlike their hard metallic appearence. Again 150 cms wide & £12.00 per m.

We then had a box arrive from Asia, containing our Japanese and Indonesian fabrics - double layer!

The Japanese fabrics are cotton prints, including ripple prints, which are a bit like firm seersucker (pineapples and hibiscus prints) and a linen mix.

The second layer was our Batiks from Bali which were delayed in production, due to weather in Indonesia.  When you see the hand production, in these beautiful fabrics, you can see why they are very weather reliant.

But it was definitely worth the wait!!!  The designs and colours are stunning! Here's a few of them...

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Summer Fabric Sale!!!

As it's now officially Summer, we thought it was time for a SALE!!!!

So for one day only - Saturday 24th June


Come and see us in the shop or have fun browsing online xxx

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Floral heaven...!

A lot of my favourite printed fabrics have a botanical theme.  Flowers and/or leaves, I'm not fussy!
So you can guess I had fun choosing these new ones!  
Beautiful weight and drape, as usual from John Kaldor fabrics.

These two prints are on a polyester base, that has a lovely crepe feel to it.

This Cotton print has a lovely satin finish.

I see this polyester print made up in a drapy kimono!

Added spandex, in this cotton makes it ideal for fitted skirts and dresses.

This cotton lawn will be so light to wear.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Latest Additions!!

Well, the deliveries just don't stop!  Some might have been forgotten about, it seems so long ago since we placed them!


We've new colours in our £1.50 per m bag strapping

Some new Jalie patterns for you to try

Classic colours in our £8 per m Ponte Roma & it's 150cm wide

and a new Ripstop PVC print, which is perfect for washbags, outdoor coverings...!

Along with more trims & haberdashery, including 1000m Gutermann sew all thread!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Lots of new fabrics...!

Well, our show deliveries have been coming in thick & fast!  Here's a taste of what's new in store...

Fabulous ombre cotton print with little gold squares, from Cotton+Steel

More Cotton+Steel prints, all printed on unbleached cotton

Some fun Rose & Hubble cotton poplins

Colourful cotton prints & some gorgeous bold stripes

Stretch textured denims & a variety of knit weights

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Kaffe Fassett Fabrics

We've had our first delivery of fabrics from Kaffe Fassett Studios!
There are designs from Kaffe Fassett, the beautiful Fern print in green and Aboriginal Dots in pink & the wow factor, Can Can girls from Brandon Mably.
The designs are printed on a lovely soft cotton, 112 cms wide & £15.50 per m

After meeting them both at a trade show & listening to a talk on how their designs come about, we were inspired!  So we bought Kaffe's latest book, to take a bit of that inspiration home!!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

New Workshop/Class list!

At last, after a couple of date issues (& my dodgy proof reading!), here is our latest class list!

Please feel free to call, with any queries regarding the classes.  We'll be posting pictures of the Workshop samples, near the time for each class (so I better get my sew on!)


Sat 1st 10-12.00pm            Kid’s Club £15
Thur 6th 7-9.00pm             Learn to Embroider a Sampler £35
Wed 12th 2-4.00pm           Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Thur 20th 2-4.00pm           Kid’s Workshop £15
Wed 26th 2-4.00pm           Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Thur 27th 7-10.00pm         Make PJ trousers, pattern included £40
                                          Please bring fabric
Sat 29th 1.30-4.30pm         Creative Textiles Garden Workshop £40


Sat 6th 10-12.00pm            Kid’s Club £15
Wed 10th 2-4.00pm           Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Sat 13th 2-4.00pm              Intermediate Crochet Bag £30
Thur 18th 7-9.30pm           Make a Portable Piped Cushion £40
Sat 20th 1.30-4.30pm         Creative Seascape Textiles Workshop £40
Wed 24th 2-4.00pm            Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Thur 25th 7-9.00pm           Learn to make Dorset Buttons £30


Sat 3rd 10-12.00pm           Kid’s Club £15
Wed 7th 2-4.00pm             Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Sat 10th 2-4.30pm             Making a Quilt Top £40
Wed 14th 7-9.00pm           Make an Oilcloth Washbag £30
Wed 21st 2-4.00pm           Drop in Sewcial.  Bring your own project £5
Sat 24th 1.30-4.30pm        Creative Textiles Cityscape Workshop £40
Thur 29th 7-9.00pm          Interfaced Applique Workshop £30

All Materials and Refreshments included, unless otherwise stated 

Call To Book  01590 642808

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Off to the Rugby (in Rome!)

We are having reduced Opening Hours this week, to sneak and watch a 6 Nations Rugby match, in Rome!  Apparently, it's cheaper than going to Twickenham on the train ;)

So, we are

         OPEN      10-5pm Tuesday & Wednesday
         CLOSED Thursday & Friday
         OPEN      11-4pm Saturday (in Kirstie's capable sewing hands!)

Back online!

So sorry for not posting recently, but some bright person has taken the Blogger app away!!
As I do most of my work on my smartphone, it's a real pain.  Previously I could take a photo and pop it up on the blog, but now I have to access it from my laptop  - a right pain in the bum!

If you want to see the latest goings on & photos, our Facebook page, Instagram feed or our Pinterest boards are always being updated.  The links are on our website timeless

 Looks like I'll be looking for a new blog host :(

Monday, 9 January 2017

Waiting for the antibiotics to kick in...!

I'm very sorry Dear Customers, I've finally got my hands on some antibiotics & need a couple of days for them to work their magic!  This sleeping sat up, is not conducive to much rest.
Back open on Thursday, fingers crossed! Xxxx

Friday, 6 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Well, after a couple of false starts, we are back to our normal Opening Hours!!
My Christmas Bug, is still being quashed with Paracetamol most evenings, but we're getting there.

We have a new Workshop  & Class list up on our website:


And we're having a Christmas Sale!!  All our Christmas fabrics are now 40% off & Fat Quarters are only £1!!  A good time to start those Christmas projects earlier this year ;)

                                   Wishing you All a Happy & Healthy New Year of Sewing!! xxx