Hot on the heels of my Hoop workshop I will be running a new course on Saturday 3rd August (that's the weekend after next), this time at the fabric paradise that is The Village Haberdashery in London. So if Kent was a bit too far away you have another chance to come and stitch with me!
If you haven't heard of The Village Haberdashery before, it is basically a crafter's heaven. It launched online in February 2012 and opened its bricks and mortar location in West Hampstead last December, stocking a colourful range of modern supplies for knitting, stitching and patchwork alongside a range of classes to complement the lovely products.They have plenty of clothing patterns too, so I fear I will not be able to leave empty handed when I visit (I spy an Elisalex dress in my very near future). Owner Annie Barker also runs a great blog, The Daily Stitch, where she recently interviewed me about my business and what to expect from the course - you can find that here.
Suitable for complete beginners and improving stitchers, the class will run from 2-5pm and aims to set you up with everything you need to become a super-stitcher: the ultimate package. My plan is to teach you everything you need to be able to tackle any pattern you want in the future. I will explain all about different fabrics and threads, pattern reading and stitching technique, and then you will put your new skills into practice by trying your hand at one of my new personalised folk letter* designs.
Materials and equipment are provided so you don't need to bring anything, and you will take home an exclusive goody bag full of bits and bobs to help you finish off and frame your folk letter and carry on stitching up a storm after the lesson: a wooden hoop, needles, patterns to try at home, and best of all the bag itself… one of my exclusive stitchable canvas bags that you can use to store all your paraphernalia. A few hours with me and you will have a new (or improved) addiction!
To find out more and book your place visit The Village Haberdashery website.
But the best thing of all is that I have one place on the course to give away for free! The Village Haberdashery are offering one of my lovely readers the chance to come and join in the fun absolutely gratis - thanks Annie! Anybody can enter but you need to be free on Saturday 3rd August and be able to get yourself to The Village Haberdashery's London shop by 2pm.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave a comment below telling me your favourite song of the moment - it needn't be cool, or even new; you just have to love it. (Rather random I know, but I like nothing more than discovering new things to listen to).
Entries close at midnight on Monday 29th July and I will pick a winner at random the following day.
* I have been asked a lot about these folk letters - I shall be putting the patterns into the shop in a couple of weeks time so you will have a chance to stitch them for yourself at home if you like them. I will post on the blog when they are ready to go.