Friday, 28 February 2014

Cat Black Fiber Arts

I'd like to introduce you all to a lovely customer, who does amazing things with our fabrics!!!! 

Emily Black, just opened Cat Black Fiber Arts on  Moved to Lymington from Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2013.  Draws on background in graphic design, illustration, and Humanities.

Uses traditional fine craft techniques to create contemporary jewelry.  Starts with white cotton fabric, hand draws an original image or layers fabric scraps to create a design.  Uses machine embroidery, hand embroidery, and beadwork.  Makes own jewelry hardware from sterling silver.  Finishes the pieces with ultrasuede backing.

Take a look at Emily's amazing creations:

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014


Are here! 100% cotton print, 112cm wide  It's a very pale grey with random white pooches! £11.50/m
Another new one!  A lovely soft, stretchy ponti in blue/green marl. Yum!
160cm wide, 70% polyester and 30% cotton. £12.00 per m

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Sewing book bargain!

Just bought this beauty on Amazon for £12.83 + £2.80 P&P!! Nearly 1/2 price!
(It's under New & Used)

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Shop Opening Times

Just to let you know, as of Monday 24th February, the shop opening time will change to 10am, Monday to Saturday. 

Great British Sewing Bee Patterns

Spot the patterns used so far!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

New fabrics!

4 new arrivals!! Wool/cotton tweed, floral jersey, stretch gingham & paisley lawn!

Monday, 17 February 2014

New pattern

We've got a new pattern coming soon!  I saw it made up yesterday and it's so sweet!! There is also a short sleeved version included the pattern.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

A taste of things to come...

A little sample of some of the fabrics we ordered today!!!

Look who I met!

Yes, it's Stuart Hilliard and me!  The lovely Stuart was a contestant on The Great British Sewing Bee - series 1 and was on the Coats Crafts stand at the NEC today.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

New bag

Made myself a nice new messenger bag in our doily fabric! Just what I need to hold my catalogue, at tomorrow's fabric wholesale show!!!  Will keep you updated to what I've ordered!

Friday, 14 February 2014

New book!

There's a new book to go with the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee!! And Patrick has lost his beard!  Starts next Tuesday evening, on BBC2 - can't wait!!!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Vogue Pattern Sale!!

Vogue patterns are on sale from 14th Feb (perfect Valentine's present to yourself!) until 15th Mar.  A great 40% off all patterns, in the new catalogue! 
Hmmm, must be time for a coffee...

Cosy on the sofa...

That's right it's time to cosy up on the sofa, with no disturbances!  Next Tuesday (18th) evening - The Great British Sewing Bee starts a new series!!! Yippee, pick up some tips, be critical of fabric choices and then discuss with your sewing friends! We even text during the programme!!  I'm guessing there will be a new book to accompany the series and 
I see on Facebook, they are also looking for sewers for Series 3!!! One for the autumn I guess. 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Is it a bird, is it a plane?

No, a Pom Pom maker!!  
Free with our Pom Pom Garland workshop!!  So you can continue filling the world with Pom Poms (the new bunting I think!)
Thursday 13th February 7 - 9.30 pm
All materials, tea & cake included AND a free Pom Pom maker!!! £25
Booking essential. 01590 642808

Monday, 3 February 2014

Stretchy suits!

New grey and black suitings with a bit of stretch - so you can bend down safely!!
62% polyester, 32% viscose, 6% spandex 145cm wide, £10 per m

Boys Time!

New Walden patterns by Colette, for the boys! Obviously us girls can borrow them too!