Tuesday, 7 January 2014

First Sewing Workshop of 2014

After a well deserved break over Christmas and New Year I am so excited to get back into a routine and kick the year off with some fab sewing workshops.  Oh how I have missed it!

Another thing you are going to notice is that blog posts are going to be a regular thing to keep you up to date with at least one a week.  I’ll have a newsletter coming soon too filled with sewing tips and behind the scenes gossip so stay tuned if you want to hear more.


The first workshop is happening this forthcoming weekend, Saturday 11th January 2014.  It starts at 11am at Port Talbot Library and runs until around 1pm.  It is a bargain price of just £5 per person.  All of my library classes are just £5 per person which makes it a really affordable way to learn a new skill.  It is a really fun class with a bunch of wonderful people and there are different people each time.  That is the beauty with these mini taster sessions, there is no pressure to sign up to them all.  You can check out the events page on our website at www.sweetwilliams.biz and pick and choose whichever ones you fancy.  The added bonus with these library sessions is that there is no need to pre-book.  Lovely if you can sling me a message to tell me you will be coming along but not essential as you can simply turn up on the day, pay on the day and have some sewing fun.  The classes are growing all the time ranging from between 8 - 12 people each session.
The classes are aimed at adults of any sewing ability.  From those who have never sewn before right through to regular sewers who like the social aspect of getting together with a hot cuppa, some fabric and lots of chatting.  On special occasions you’ll get to use my very treasured vintage Singer too, so look out for those.


So, this is what we are making this Saturday (11/01/2014):


A gorgeous needle book using super soft wool blend felt.  I thought if you are going to start the New Year off with learning a new skill or brushing up on a skill you already have then what better way than to start with something beautiful to store all of your needles.

You will have a wide choice of felt colours to choose from and you will also have a choice of design for the front cover.

You could choose to cover it with lashings of buttons like this one here:


Or you may choose a pretty heart shape (which because of its raised feature can be used as a mini pin cushion too):

Or how about a star:


Or a flower:


And if none of those take your fancy and you are feeling adventurous then go freestyle and design your own!  The beauty of my classes is that there are no strict rules.  It is all about learning how to sew in a fun way using on trend products in a really friendly no pressure atmosphere.

I always have lots of sewing related goodies available to purchase at the end of each session too. Again, no pressure to look or purchase but are there if you need them.  As type this I am waiting for the courier to deliver several hundred pounds worth of new stock which I can’t wait to show you including new colour / style buttons and rolls of ribbon including one with bunnies on!!

So will I be seeing you Saturday?  11am start at Port Talbot Library.  Will be wonderful if you can make it.

Emma x



1 comment:

  1. Oh how I wish I could be there! But sadly I am too far away. Looking forward to your regular blog posts. Mandy x


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