Open Dressmaking Day with special SLEEVES lesson

Sat 23rd June 2018

Hatch End, Harrow, North West London.

Bring your dressmaking, ideas and alterations over to our Hatch End workroom in north west London for our chatty sewing day. Everyone is on hand to help each other and teach whatever techniques your project requires.

This is a free workshop for members of the Otome Sewing Bee facebook group.  As the venue is a private property,  location details are only given out to attendees of the event. It is a 2 min walk from Hatch End station. Parking in available.

Special focus on SLEEVES has been requested. Because lets face it we all avoid doing sleeves. In fact I made it a rule that I was only allowed to make dresses with sleeves this year. 2 down and 2 planned in the near future.. better get cutting. So in the workshop we will learn about drafting sleeve patterns with a worksheet. And there will be a demonstration of putting in a sleeve and different ways to finish the seam allowance on a sleeve arm hole.

As always there is FREE…
… unlimited pattern paper
… OSB fabric/ribbon bin for you to rummage in, great for making up toiles and practising
… sewing equipment + sewing machines + overlocker/serger to borrow
… extensive library of dressmaking and craft books, japanese and historical to look at and photocopy
… tea, coffee, drinks etc

Please bring:
small sewing kit if you have one
sewing machine if you are traveling by car
snacks for the tea table
packed lunch for money for lunch (tescos 2min)

Northwood Craft Market 9th June 2018

We will be at Northwood Craft Market next weekend!

Running Needlefelting and Fabric bon bon accessory workshops and selling NEW fashion-craft kits. Exciting times. Please swing by if you are in the area for a gossip. The cafe next door does amazing coffee cake.

Sat 9th June. See the poster for more details.

bunny kawaii needle felting hyper japan

Makers Meet ~Pinner~

makers meet pinner

*EDIT July 2018:  This is the original blog post for Makers Meet Pinner. We now have a main page for the group which we will be updating with current photos going forward.*

Welcome to ‘Makers Meet – Pinner’…  a new sociable craft group local to Pinner, Harrow, Northwood, Eastcote & Hatch End in Harrow North West London.

It’s for anyone and everyone that loves making and fancies sitting in a coffee shop having a chat with likeminded people.  Perfect for arty freelancers, self employed, crafty retirees, new mums and anyone else who is free to come and create with us on a weekday morning.

Bring whatever project you are currently working on.  Knitting, crochet and other yarn crafts, handsewing, quilting and embroidery, jewellery making… the list goes on.

Terribly relaxed.. just turn up on Tuesday morning between 10am – 12.  At the moment we run every week all year round and I’ll update here if and when that changes.

It’s completely free to join the meet, however, obviously as we are socialising in a cafe you will need to buy a beverage. The coffee is excellent.

Organically Food Spot Cafe, 40-42 Pinner High St, is a great little cafe with an elegant shop front. They do a tasty rich vegan chocolate cake and are very dog and baby friendly. Doggies are allowed indoors if you want to combine it with your daily walk. They have baby changing facilities.

The groups hashtag is #makersmeetpinner.

Feel free to get intouch if you want anymore info about Makers Meet.