Give-it-a-go – Teens sewing

Hi. That’s right. You read correctly! I’m being mega brave and letting ‘the teens’ in! Since I’m the mum to a girl who has been one for almost 5 years now, maybe my bravery level has increased. I’ve set up some dates in August to ‘test the waters’. I know that’s big holiday season but […]

Our brand new Modern Quilter’s Guild in the North West

Hi. That’s right – there’s a brand new Modern Quilter’s Guild here in the U.K and you’ll never guess where we meet at the moment! Wow, well done! Yes, we meet at Stitchscape studio once a month, on a late Friday afternoon. Since we’re a start-up group with less than 10 members; that suits us […]

Bag lady club

Do you love bags? In other words, have you got a wardrobe full of them; a bag for every occasion and more? Yet never feel like you have enough. I’ve got news for you. You’re a definite bag lady! After showing a photo of that oilcloth globe shopper bag on my Facebook page, I had […]

Screen-printing available on the NHS

Wow! Wouldn’t it be great if the title of this post was actually true?! But alas, I hate to disappoint you but I even doubt private cover will let you go to craft classes as part of their service, although don’t get me started on that political issue, as I truly believe crafting does have […]

Groan! It’s Valentine’s love fest again

Hello there Yes I’m afraid it is; Valentine’s yet again. Mmmmm, this post might disappoint you though. I’m not about to start saying that you should make some last minute projects for your ‘better half’. I could even give you a long list of possibilities of things to sew. I could link you to my […]

Hip, hip, hooray! Stitchscape’s birthday!

Stitchscape’s first birthday was on February 6th 2016. It was a full year ago that I finally got the keys for the studio. I used to post on Facebook about it all; from colourful glasses, new gadgets and ‘him indoors’ putting tables up. It was all so exciting, yet so scary at the same time. […]

What is a Sewcial Session?

Hello there Here’s a quick post for you if you’ve wondered what on earth a sewcial session is when you look at the workshop calendar for the studio. In a nutshell, a sewcial session is a time when you can use the studio for whatever sewing you like. But that doesn’t half cover it. We […]

A question I have for you

Hello there Here’s a video update¬†for you, with a question at the end I’d love for you to consider please. If you have trouble viewing the video, here’s a brief overview of what I have to say in it. Tomorrow the beginner’s workshops start. The first one helps you to get to know more about […]

Success for this Woman and it could be yours too

Hello there To end the year with successes¬†is always a goal but when starting a new business, it can’t be guaranteed, no matter how hard you work or wish for it. In some ways I was lucky and in others my success was down to me letting go of fear and getting on with it. […]

A video from Diane

Hi everyone I didn’t manage to get the newsletter out last night and since there’s such a lot to report on, I thought it’d make a nice change and be easier to do a video instead. I meant for it to be quicker than 9 minutes but if you haven’t got 9 minutes spare right […]

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