Most of you will now know that the shop side of my business will be closing it doors at the end of the month but that’s not the end of Simply Needlecraft or the Children’s Sewing Bee
The workshops have always been my favourite part of the business. Teaching adults and children has always been the part which has me excited me to see everyone getting creative and learning new techniques.
The workshops are getting booked up quicker than ever and with the Sewing Bee which now has a recorded number of 22 children per week joining me in the Sewing Studio per week it’s turned into a full time job on its own.
I’m honoured to be asked take part in various workshops around the country next year too. With all that in mind I needed to rethink what my priorities and unfortunately the shop side of the business was holding me back from where I wanted to be. It wasn’t an easy decision that came quickly.
So as the blog title says…….let’s look at the past……the last two weeks
lets start with the Sewing Bee. The children have been working extremely hard on hoop art……
Crazy patchwork book covers …..
Next fabric weaved baskets…
The projects are WIP so I’ll definitely show you the finished items soon.
The latest Quilting Course has also started. This course takes people through every stage of quilting and over three weeks they create a beautiful lap quilt.Were on week two at the moment and we’re making great progress….
The Making Memories Quilt Group had its first session too. I great new group set up to get everyone interested in quilting together. We had a great turn out with lots of different projects being stitched. Our next meet up is on the 13th of November. Please free to join us…..
Let’s move on to the future…….
all my workshops are available to see up to Christmas on the website www.simplyneedlecraft.com
very soon I’ll be arranging the dates for next year. There will be more choice, more advanced workshops and a choice of more times.
We’ve also got the Young Quilters Halloween event coming up soon. A great way to get little ones stitching. Please check the website for details Young Quilters
As with all workshops and Sewing Bee carrying on, I’m pleased to tell you our crochet group with also be continuing. Sue has been with us from the start and every Saturday morning for three years she has inspired and taught lots of lovely ladies. These workshops run on Saturdays 10-12pm.
So what’s happening in the now, well a podcast of an interview between me and Stitchery Stories has just been released on iTunes and can be found on
The other thing that’s happening right now …….the sale in store….
50% off knitting and crochet accessories
35% off all books
50% off cross stitch kits
20% off selected fabrics
Thanks for reading