February Half Term
This half term we are going sock monster crazy! Drop in throughout the week to make a cute or scary sock creature.
Each child can choose their own colourful sock, create their own shape/animal, decorate with felt, buttons, embroidery, bows or ribbon and bring to life with toy stuffing.
Why not make a sock punk by adding safety pins and using a black and white sock or go girlie with bows in their hair and buttons for jewellery, or make a colorful sock hippy with a flowery dress or nautical themed navy and white sailor.
Let your imagination run wild. All materials, equpiment and help are included for £4.95 per sock creature.
We also have other fun craft activities to avaialble including animal cushions, key rings, brooches, fabric painting and ceramic painting.
Group Sewing Sessions
Does your child and their friends have a keen interest in sewing? Do they want to learn some basic skills that will help them make lovely bags, cushions, bunting, purses.
We provide 1 - 2 hour group sewing clubs for 3 - 6 children. For more details and pricing please get in touch.
Are you a Brownie or Guide leader or do you organise a local craft group or WI?
Over the last year we have been invited to a number of local community groups to demonstrate quick, fun, cute projects which everyone can do, young or older! Each activity can be adapted to age, group size, theme, time, so please get in touch for a bespoke quote.
Local Handmade Products
From March we are pleased to announce we will be teaming up with local businesses, sewers, crafters, artist; selling their beautiful handmade gifts. We will have a range of unique cards, cushjions, crochet brooches and hats, toys, soap and jewellery.
Once the stock has arrived we will post photos for you to admire these lovely items. We are still on the look out for new quirky, one of a kind stock therefore if you have your own online shop on Etsy or Facebook and would like to partner wilth a Harrogate retailer please let us know.
The Great British Sewing Bee and Comic Relief
The Great British Sewing Bee
There are some exciting times ahead of us in the crafting community over the next few months.
February sees the return of the Great British Sewing Bee. Another 6 part series starts on Thursday 5th Febrauary, with 10 more sewers going head to head to win the crown of Great British Sewer. I've just read all about the new sewers, they sound lovely, can't wait to get to know their characters.
If you are an absolute beginner and fancy having a go at sewing, we have a range of courses suitable for first timers. Our range includes; Introduction to the sewing machine, Patchwork cushion or quilt, Elasticated skirt, Applique, Freehand machine embroidery and an everyday handbag.
If you would like to improve your skills then try our zip and buttonhole class, A line skirt, Roman blind, Oil cloth bag and Pencil pleat curtain workshops.
There is a dressmaking in all of us, to celebrate the Great British Sewing Bee we have courses to make skirts, trousers, a dress or blouse, plus new alteration and upcycling classes too. Keep looking on our Workshop pages or let us know which course you are interested in and we can email you the details.
Comic Relief 2015
Comic Relief 2015 is on Friday 13th March.
During the day we will be having our very own craft along/crafternoon. We will have a selection of fun, quick hand sewn projects that everyone can come and get involved in for a small fee and donation to Comic Relief. Or simply bring your own project, meet fellow crafters whilst enjoying a cup of tea and cake.More details on craft projects comming soon.
Our sale is still on, storage boxes, cushions and selective kits are all up to half price - be quick as it is only on for the next few weeks.
We now offer our own commissions service. Whether you are getting married, expecting a new baby, re-decorating your house or would like a special gift we can personalise bunting, cushions, quilts, bags which your own colours and designs. Call or pop in for bespoke quote.
Our monthly craft and crochet evenings are becoming very popular. If you enjoy crafts, meeting new people, a good cup of tea or coffee then come along to our friendly groups. Its a lovely night out starting from £3!
Ladies Craft Evenings - 7-9pm £3-£8
Monday 12th January
Wednesday 4th March
Tuesday 17th March
Monday 27th April
Hooking Marvellous Crochet Evenings - 7-9pm £5
Thursday 26th February
Thursday 19th March
Do you know we do Gift Vouchers?
Not sure what to buy then treat someone to one of our gift vouchers which can be used on all items in the shop including products, lessons, workshops and food. A perfect gift for beginniner's, children or someone who may need a little help brushing up on their skills.