Wednesday, 17 April 2013

I wanna tell you a story

You know those people who hate sewing stuff up? They spend ages knitting or crocheting away, making something beautiful and heirloomy and then they throw the pieces in a corner for several months because all that sewing and finishing's such a pain, and you can never be sure it's going to look so fabby afterwards anyway.

Years ago we cleared my mum's house ready for sale and what should there be in the boxroom but just such a garment - every necessary piece of a tiny matinee jacket, but all in bits. Goodness knows who it had been meant brother? a cousin? my nephew? Anyway, whoever it was they never got it but I took it away and sewed it up and saved it because what else could I do? I wasn't a big fan of matinee jackets - my taste was more for brown spotty babygros and the like - but my daughter wore it on her Christening day for about an hour, and I've still got it now.

Anyway, this is all a totally unnecessary preamble to announcing that we're holding a Finishing Techniques workshop at the shop on Sunday, 19th May, from 12-4pm. Cost will be £25 and you'll need to book in advance please.

Here's a couple of photos of our previous workshop - Beginners' Sockknitting - to whet your appetite. Everyone went home with at least the best part of a sock completed!

Diane looks like she's having a good time!
Kate gets some individual tuition