My name is Ami and I'm a Quilter, Textile Artist & Area Representative for the Quilters Guild in region 10. I'm also the founder and owner of Simply Needlecraft Haberdashery & Sewing Studio.
Simply Needlecraft was set up in 2012 originally online but finally found a bricks and mortar outlet in 2013. I had originally set up as a haberdashery but found my passion when I started teaching. I ( and friends and family) converted the upstairs of the shop in to a beautiful sewing studio. That’s when the workshops began. I carried on with the haberdashery for over nearly four years but decided to close and focus on the workshops, exhibitions with my art quilts and children’s sewing bee.
Workshops and classes are an important part of life and still continue in the Sewing Studio. The adults workshops range from Knitting, Crochet through to sewing, quilting and textile arts. Workshops are available in the day or evening. Pop over to our online shop and have a browse of dates and prices.
The Sewing Studio is also well known for our children’s sewing bee. I teach children from the age of 8 to 16 years in small groups. These groups run throughout the week. All children learn the basics and work upwards. I’m extremely proud to say we have award winning quilts at the International Festival of Quilts 2017 in the primary and secondary group category.