Saturday, 1 September 2012

Stitchcraft Studio

In just seven days' time a new and exciting venture will open in Grantham and I for one can't wait!  We are going to get our very own quilting, patchwork and stitching centre!   Until now we have had to travel for shopping and workshops but very soon all this will be on our doorstep!  I've blogged about Stitchcraft before when I first went to meet the ladies who are starting it up but it's now looking much more like a shop and the workshop is already in use.


When I called in on Friday Sharon, above, was already  bringing everyone up to speed on the first workshop she is going to be teaching on basic patchwork.


The cafe is lovely and large and airy and is being cleared of its previous occupants to make way for lots of happy stitchers we hope.


Just one side of the shop with its stock of dyes and fabric paints ready stocked and fabrics beginning to fill the shelves.  I had a sneak preview and there are some beautiful, very tempting fabrics on display!


This is where I will be on Saturday morning (8 September), sharing my quilts and sketch/notebooks and talking to people about my journey towards textile art over the last 5 years.  My friend Wendy Skinner, who actually started me on the whole art journey back in 1988 (!) will also be showing her textile art.  Dawn Cameron Dick is giving a lecture entitled 'One Woman Quilt Show' and also a one hour quilting demonstration  so the place will be jumping.

If you live in the East Midlands (UK) or are anywhere near Grantham on Saturday come and give me some moral support and be in on the start of this new venture.  I have no affiliation but I do wish Kathryn, Christine, Sharon and all the tutors who have made a commitment to Stitchcraft the very best of luck and a long and happy stitching future in Grantham.  If you can't come on Saturday please spread the word. (Facebook page for Stitchcraft is here).  These are difficult days to be starting a new business but hopefully Stitchcraft will become a happy meeting place for local stitchers.

13 comments:

Heather said...

Good Luck Stitchcraft! I'm not a quilter but can imagine the excitement and interest this new venture is creating. That's a lovely light, airy and spacious venue for the new shop and study centre and I wish it every success.

Julie said...

Thank you Heather. It's for all kinds of stitchers and embroiderers so everyone is welcome :-)

gilby said...

Looks great see you on Saturday.

liniecat said...

Oh Julie, it looks smashing!
I trained way back when at RAF Spitalgate and have fond memories of Grantham.
What a treat for you all.........hope its well used and well loved !

Amanda said...

What a fabulous looking space! Best of luck with you talk too. Full report expected of course! :-)

JP said...

looks good and am sure it will get a good following - love your sketchbook from FOQ - I do find the Kemshall's DMTV good for drawing work

Living to work - working to live said...

Hi Lovely to meet you here too. I have Tweeted this so hopefully it might spread the word for quilting and textile addicts. It does look like great space.

pam said...

Oh a new shop is always exciting - hope it goes well. Look forward to hearing all about it.

Maggi said...

Looks like a great place Julie. Good luck to them and to your with sharing your work. Would love to have come but I think I am going to the Orientation exhibition on Saturday.

underatopazsky said...

Good luck - I hope it all goes brilliantly!

Clare Wassermann said...

It looks wonderful. How nice to have that on your doorstep!

Julie Hargreaves said...

Great blog

Linda said...

Looks like a great place (I've 'liked' ;-)
Maybe Maggi and I could come and visit with you soon? x