Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Exciting Sewing Workshop / Club News...

Blinkin' heck its another hot one!!

I feel a Pimms and lemonade coming on later...

But before I do I wanted to share some exciting sewing workshop / club news with you all.  

As some of you may already know, I have such a passion for sewing I really want to pass on my new found skills to others wanting to learn.  I decided that launching two trial sessions during Adult Learners Week back in May this year would be a great opportunity to put the feelers out and see if there was any call for it.  I was astonished and still am at the response I received during this week.  I did not realise there would be such a demand.  A series of sessions are also being filmed by a fantastic local company called FYI Neath and will be made into a short film which I am so pleased about.


This led to me setting up monthly workshops / clubs with two local libraries.  These are often very full, and have a reserve list for many sessions.  


I have been discussing the workshops with various venues and am now very excited to announce the following: - 

Community Building
Saturday 31st August 2013 10.00am - 12.00pm
Introduction to Embroidery Hoops
£15 per person - booking and payment required in advance

Further dates to be confirmed

Wednesday 17th July 2013 10.30am - approx 12.00pm
Embroider and sew your own lavender bag
£5.00 per person - payable on the day

Further dates to be confirmed

All of the following sessions are 11.00am - approx 12.30pm
All of the following sessions are £5.00 per person (unless otherwise stated) - payable on the day (or you can pay in advance to secure your booking).

Saturday 20th July 2013 - Embroider and sew your own lavender bag
Saturday 3rd August 2013 - Sew your own fabric heart decoration
Saturday 17th August 2013 - Sew your own flower corsage brooch
Saturday 7th September 2013 - TBC
Saturday 21st September 2013 - TBC
Saturday 5th October 2013 - Sew a Halloween themed brooch
Saturday 19th October 2013 - Sew Halloween pumpkin decoration
Saturday 9th November 2013 - Sew your own Poppy Brooch - this session will be £6 because £1 from each participant will be donated to The Poppy Appeal
Saturday 23rd November 2013 - Sew a festive gingerbread man
Saturday 7th December 2013 - Sew a Christmas decoration
Saturday 14th December 2013 - Sew and embroider a festive fragrance bag (ideal for hanging on the tree)

I am absolutely thrilled with these dates and I hope to have more to announce shortly.  Bookings are now being taken for all sessions and you can email me at sweet.williams@live.co.uk if you would like to book your place at any.

All sessions are informal and are lots of fun.  Many involve biscuits and cake!!  You do not need to bring anything apart from yourself to the sessions.  I provide everything you need all included in these bargain prices.  At the end of each session, there is an opportunity to purchase haberdashery supplies and sewing kits should you wish to do so.

I have lots of planning and preparation to be getting on with... better make that a double Pimms and lemonade!!!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Excited... It has started...

I am very very excited!

The re-brand of my little business has been well underway the last several weeks.  I've got so many to do lists and things going on at the minute, I am feeling like a sinking ship, but today's news has cheered me right up...

The news is that I have had the most fantastic logo designed for my business.

What do you think?

I am absolutely thrilled to bits with it.  I have always stuck to pinks and purples so this is a real refreshing change for me and is going to look fantastic.

Lots more exciting things coming up in the next couple of weeks.

Lots of news on the workshop front as I have got more dates booked in right up until Christmas and as from next month will be doing two a month at Port Talbot Library.  I will pop all the dates in another blog post though once I locate my diary!

Its super hot and sunny here which means I get to do lots of sewing whilst sitting in the garden eating ice cream and drinking Pimms - perfect!

Before I go, a BIG thank you to Helen at Sorbet Design for designing my fabulous logo.  I LOVE it x