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Here are a zillion pictures of what's been happening at The Workroom this month! Get a cup of tea, really - its like a sewing lifetime in one month at the moment we have so much exciting stuff happening! I literally sit down on a Friday night and I think that things that happened two days previously were last week as so much in crammed into the week!
We have new classes starting all over the place and the energy at the shop at the moment is electric. People leaving with piles of lovely fabrics in just the perfect selection for new projects. We have welcomed a whole new term of Simple Samplers and they are off labouring over that first 9 patch - I bet you all remember your first 9 patch, no? We'll be cheering them on as they make their first steps into being a quilter!
We have also taught two full classes of Get To Know Your Sewing Machine newbies all skipping off with shiny well oiled machines ready to start to sew - I just love that feeling of seeing new people all enthused by what they can go and create - it's the best thing about the start of term.
There was no room for me sadly ( sob) but I plan to sew-along! That's my fabric/threads pick above!Yumm!
Due to an unusual staggered start due to holidays its not too late to join the first class when its repeated on Fri 25th Sept if you want to join in by he way.
Jeanne's Dressmaking Masterclass has 1 space starting on the 29th Sept 10am - 1pm and then 5 other classes through until Dec. This class is for aspiring dressmakers who have made some garments but want to hone their skills to make professional quality garments. Taking in fit adjustments, tailoring techniques for seam finishing, fabric shaping, buttons and zips, necklines and sleeve adjustments and so much more it really is a masterclass - the pupils who took this class last term gave it rave reviews so if you'd like to make better fitting, better made clothes then take this class!
Claire's Cathedral Windows class is back on the 30th Sept and has a space. I am addicted to this technique and have been making a Christmas Cushion with the new fabrics that we have in the shop at the moment! I love it - it's perfect for Christmas so if you fancy a relaxed 3 session hand sewing class it's on Wed 10am - 12pm.
Christmas Cross Stitch with Vic now starts on Fri 2nd Oct and is 4 classes running up to Christmas to make this lovely modern Christmas Tree cross stitch. Its such a relaxing class that you could gift yourself this as pre Christmas therapy to get through the run up with sanity intact! 10.30am - 12.30pm.
If you're completely new to quilting, or want to get your machine piecing skills honed a bit after taking Simple Sampler then take Claire's Introduction To Machine Piecing Class - its just 3 evenings to make a lap or baby sized quilt and Claire is so kind and patient that you'll leave as a fully fledged quilter with a finished item. If there's a new baby on the way and you're time limited then this is the class for you, or if you fancy just taking a 'tester' class to see if quilting is for you then this is the class to consider.
Now this next class comes with a health warning as students who took it last term have been reporting dangerously high levels of obsessional sewing on this project - Pouch Class! You won't be able to just make one! This class return by popular demand on 9th Oct 10am - 1pm. You're welcome! You'll love it! ( I'm also teaching Vinyl Pouches on the 13th Oct).
horizon. Treat yourself to a day of creative sewing and great company - it's always the best fun x
Speaking of which ...we have oodles of lovely Christmas and Halloween fabric in the workroom which is literally flying out of the workroom on broomsticks and by sleigh so don't hang about if you have seasonal sewing plans!
Our Heather Ross Tiger Lily Bunting Quilt kit was so popular we've had lots of requests for the same kit with a 'pick your own FQ option' for those making for boys etc and so we now have a limited number of those kits available - just pop in and choose your 15 FQ's and you are good to go with a quilt plan, instructions, ruler and fabric in one bag. Efficient quilting - we love it!
Miss Stitch is back with so many lovely new projects last week they made personalised Back To School Bag Tags, October will be Halloween Trick or Treat Bags, then Needlecases in Nov and the most adorable mitten garland in Dec - there are limited spaces, am and pm so book early to avoid disappointment. We also have Patchwork Pillows class running for our Senior Miss Stitchers at half term.
Lastly, and very proudly I dropped off our Wendover Remembers Quilt project to the long arm quilters this week and can't wait to get it back! We have almost finished this amazing and emotional project and I couldn't be prouder of it! So many kind people gave time, fabric and skills and its a true community quilt made by the whole community from 5 year olds to great granny's. It's exactly what a quilt should be.
For anyone who attend our Wendover Sewing Bee, just a heads up that our venue will change from November this year. We are moving just around the corner to Chiltern Road in Wendover to the British Legion Club where comfy sofas await our hand stitchers...such luxury! We will still be at St Anne's in October and then from Nov at the British Legion. We will continue to meet on the first Tuesday of each month 9.30am - 12pm £4.00 on the door and all comers welcome!