Thanks, thanks and more thanks

Yes indeed I have so many people to thank for the successful open day we had yesterday. I was so chuffed with the turnout and the great atmosphere created by them. I initiated the day and did all the prep work and promotion work but so many people made it the lively afternoon it was. […]

The Finish-a-long sewing club has one vacancy.

The poster and the title say it all. There’s just one spot available in our Finish-a-long club. It’s a small sewing club of normally 6 of us. One lady can’t do the next batch of 6 sessions. We’ve all found the first batch to be so helpful in motivating us to get some of our […]

A small local business doing meaningful work for enthusiastic stitchers

My goal … …with Stitchscape is to continue to build a unique and sustainable small business, which allows me to do meaningful work; make a difference to others who love stitching of all kinds; help people find their creativity for their own benefit and to the joy of others, and earning a living whilst doing so. […]

Escapee guild wall hanging sleeve tutorial

In order to complete your Escapee Guild challenge wall hanging, you do whatever what you fancy on the front. Please visit the original blog post which explains all the details if you haven’t heard about it before. Here are a couple of examples from the Spring 2017 challenge.             A […]

Let’s see what’s what in this studio

I’ve recently had some fab feedback from a new lady to the studio. Angela has been for a couple of evening sewcials and has decided that the Tuesday evenings are easier for her to attend. That’s excellent for her! She seized the moment and came along a couple of times to see for herself what […]

Escapee guild creative challenge – need some hygge?

Are you an escapee in the making? Do you love sewing because it gives you ‘down time’? Does it let you be an escapee from the daily humdrum? Try this new, real escapee guild challenge to provide some hygge for yourself. This idea was presented to me last week and I loved it straight away. […]

Churndash-it-up and get creative

That’s right – two ‘C’ words but definitely not the biggie! I’ve made a churndash block quilt. There’s nothing overly exciting about that in some respects. It’s not a new concept.  I’m chuffed to bits though, as it was on my ‘finish-a-long’ list, so it’s a ‘tick’ for me! Some of you will ask ‘why?’ […]

What do you do with all the quilts?

Why a quilt? I get asked many times -“what do you do with so many quilts you make?” Or “nobody uses quilts anymore do they?” “Quilts are old fashioned now- why bother making your own?” My answer is ‘because I can’, ‘because I love the process’, ‘because people really appreciate the time and effort put […]

Valentines is not just for the young

Valentines day is upon us. This month I was given a pile of fabric by a lovely lady called Carol Wilkie and her singing, stitching friends. Check our her instagram profile. I’ve never met Carol, yet she so kindly offered a very large bag of fabrics for us to sew projects for the elderly and sufferers […]

Two years in

Cake! Yes, that’s right! I’m celebrating two years of having the studio today. 2 years ago I got the keys for the studio, after what felt like a very long time, loads of work and a tonne and a half of stepping out of my comfort zone and up into that role of studio owner. […]

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