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May In Midhurst

I have just returned from teaching at The Knitting & Stitching Show in Edinburgh, which was great fun, I taught lots of workshops and met so many lovely people.  Now I am back I thought I should update you with all the news and what is coming up.


Before I went up to Scotland there were lots of workshops at The Midhurst Sewing Room including two weeks of Sewing Schools where students made many beautiful garments, from dresses to trousers, tops to jackets.  There was also a workshop making a Leather Jacket.  The pattern was The Raw Edge Jacket from The Maker's Atelier book The Essential Collection.  Students chose leather from a wide range of colours from GH Leathers and made wonderful jackets as you can see here


The next Raw Edge Jacket workshop, in May,is now fully booked so if you would like to make this jacket in Leather or Boiled Wool let me know and I will put in another workshop date

On Thursday  I will be heading off to Palm Springs to attend a sewing workshop with Claire Schaeffer. The workshop is called Chanel and That Jacket and focuses on Chanel, her life and contributions to fashion: the House of Chanel and the Chanel suit. I am really excited and look forward to learning lots of new techniques and bringing back ideas for future workshops

While I am away the lovely Sue Cotten will be running some workshops.  The first is Creative Textile Techniques where you can learn to manipulate fabric, fabric origami. applique and perfect piping, after making samples you can turn your pieces into a bag or cushion cover.


Sue will also be running a Stash Busting Day, use up some of your fabric stash and make a fabric tub, metal frame bag and fabric covered note book with hand stitched spine


On 13th May Jenni will be teaching how to make Beautiful Fabric Flowers - these could be used in a corsage, bouquet, to decorate a hat or make a fascinator - click on the pictures below for more information.


The SPECIAL OFFER on Janome Sewing Machines will continue until the end of May - if you are thinking of upgrading your machine now is a really good time - the offer includes £70 off of the Sewing Machine and includes an accessories kit worth £119. I will also give you an hour tuition on how to set up and use your new machine.

You may remember that earlier this year Frances Tobin from The Maker's Atelier gave an inspiring talk here in Midhurst, you can read all about it in the May edition of Etc Magazine

Other Workshops in May are The Linen Dress on 16th & 17th May, Favorite Machine Feet on 20th May and Fitting & Finishing on 24th May - for more details on these workshops click on the pictures below


There are also some new workshop dates on the website to see all workshops coming up click here

I am off to pack for my trip - you can follow me on Facebook and Instagram while I am away, click on the links at the bottom of this newsletter

More News when I return, until then Happy Sewing

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