Our latest fabrics news is that we have started stocking dressmaking fabrics alongside our 100% cotton patchwork fabrics. Time and again we’re told that people can’t get hold of good winter-weight dressmaking fabrics so we’ve listened and found some. We have soft jersey knits, baby needlecords, stretch denims, ponte roma polyesters and warm workwear polyesters in a range of colours, prints and plains. The fabrics are all 54” wide and range in price from £11 to £21 per metre. Come in and have a feel!
We now have the latest Lewis and Irene Autumn Days range of patchwork fabric in stock which is perfect for this time of year. Tiny field mice, wheat ears and rich autumn colours make this a must-have range and we’ve made up some bundles ready for Christmas present buying. We’re also stocking the Lewis and Irene Home Sweet Home and Country Life ranges and the autumn Bumbleberries shades to complement them, all at £11.60 per metre.
The Christmas fabrics are on offer until the end of the month with 15% off all panels and 10% off all fabrics so it’s a good time to get going on your festive projects before you run out of time (and money!). We have very few advent calendars left so don’t leave it too long to come in or order online.
Speaking of which our website is now up and running and being stocked with more things each week. We love the new style of it and have plans to expand and develop it further as soon as time will allow. If you need something which isn’t on there don’t forget we can do a telephone order for you and will happily post goods out to you.
Our workshop programme has some nice Christmas projects between now and the end of November and you can see photos of all the samples on the website. We can also do a workshop for a group of you on a day to suit you if you prefer, just get in touch and we’ll sort it with you.
Our dressmaking classes have been very popular and the next block of 4 weeks starts on Monday 9th November from 1.30 – 4 p.m. or on Wednesday 11th November from 6.30 – 9 p.m. at a cost of £48 for the 4 weeks. Amy, our lovely tutor, is great at getting absolute beginners started or helping those who are coming back to the craft refresh their skills and knowledge. You can come along and work on a project of your choice at your own pace with a lot of help and support in our fun and friendly sessions. Ring the shop to book a place.
The next 7 week beginners’ quilting course starts in January so if you’ve always wanted to learn how to make quilts get in touch and we can book you a place. We take you through a lot of skills and you will complete a lap quilt in the 7 weeks. The classes run on a Monday evening from 6.30 – 9 p.m. or a Tuesday morning from 10 – 12.30 p.m. and cost £70 for the 7 weeks plus materials at 10% discount.
Finally, we’re in the process of planning a fantastic Block of the Month Quilt programme for the New Year but with a bit of a twist! More on this in a few weeks but it should be a fun project to do and you might like to start thinking about asking Santa for a gift voucher to buy it with…just an idea!
Whatever your current needlecraft project is close the curtains, get in front of the fire, hunker down and enjoy!
Ruth, Lorna, Sue and the Leven Crafts girls