You WILL find real people sewing together on their patchwork projects.
You won't find Facebook groups and online workshops.
Hi from me: Diane, who runs this friendly, sociable business, whose purpose it is to provide colourful patchwork and quilting events for you to escape away to. Welcome! To create a sewing community where you can be inspired and motivated with your projects and make friends at the same time is a pretty awesome task.
Stitchscape is a sewing studio servicing the southern Merseyside region and into West Cheshire.
I have been running workshops and sewcials since I set up my first studio in Newton-le-Willows in 2015. When I moved to Neston, I taught at Love Stitch in Heswall and I opened a small space at a fabulous venue in Liverpool called Merseymade from November 2019 but you can guess which pandemic ruined that for me.
From the summer of 2021 to 2022 I ran a patchwork sewing group in Moreton Community centre on the Wirral.
I have run three brilliant sewing retreats at the 4* Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa.
I have a LONGARM QUILTING MACHINE and offer teaching experiences on the Handiquilter Moxie machine. Once you do two of those private lessons, you can quilt your own project on the machine I call Mollie. If that scares you too much, I also do commissions, so you're sorted either way.
So what are you waiting for? Get reading and if you have any queries please do get in touch to learn more.
My studio is in a building called the Glassroom, on the Oaktree Court business park, Ness.
It was such a lucky find as it's located next to a livery and a field, which often has sheep in. So all feels very rural but we're right on the edge of the A540, so access is good. It's on the ground floor and there is parking all around the building, making it very easy to bring your machine and other 'gubbins'. It has a very practical yet cosy feel, with all the tools to help with your sewing, as well as people to form a community with and understand your enjoyment of all things patchwork and quilting.
The sewcials just have 4/5 people attending, so that's a nice small group to give inspiration and support to and receive lots of help, advice and friendship in return.
Let's get sewing.
I'm now taking bookings - check the sewcials and workshops page.
The inside of my studio varies dependent on what's going on in there. The view you can see above is when I pulled the longarm machine out into the centre of the space in order to quilt Hilary's lovely scrappy crosses quilt. On the right you can see the ever so plush chaise lounge, where you can sit and ponder or natter or maybe unpick.
Other times the tables will be set up in that space for sewcial or workshop people to use their machines at. There are also tables set up higher, in order to make cutting fabrics more comfortable. The ironing board is a vital too, but no one wants to see photos of that I'm sure.
Do you have a question about my products or my process? Send me a message, or give me a call. This is a place for sew-a-holics and people who have an inkling that sewing might be their new joy.
The Glassroom, Oaktree Court Business Park. CH64 8TP Cheshire West And Chester,