We are so delighted to announce the inaugural Big Summer Stitch Up taking place on Saturday 14th July 2018 – 11am to 4pm. Come and join lots of other sewing lovers for what we hope will be the South East’s biggest free-to-attend Sewing Meet Up.
As well as meeting and chatting to other sewing lovers, we’ll have lots of other exciting things happening through out the day so here’s all the info – we hope you’ll come along and join us!
What is The Big Summer Stitch Up?
It’s a celebration of all things sewing & dressmaking and a chance for us sewists to get together, meet each other, chat as well as look at lovely fabrics and show off your best handmade outfit. We’ll have some sewing related stands (more details to be released soon) and lots more. Here are just a few things we’ve got happening on the day;
- BBQ & Pimms Bar
- Best Dressed Competition (Handmade of course!)
- A brilliant raffle with lots of amazing prizes in aid of Make A Wish UK (Full list of prizes below)
- Demos from some of our brilliant craft teachers
Of course there’ll also be lots of fabric stroking opportunities upstairs at Sewisfaction and at the Stitchery Do stand. Plus we’re based in the beautiful Holme Grange Craft Village, a quaint independent shopping village with lots of unique shops and crafts, from pottery painting to a handmade gift shop, glass fusing to vintage and upcycled furniture. We’ve also got a yummy cafe which serves food, drinks and amazing cakes throughout the day.
Where are you based and how do I get there?
We’re based at Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AW. Sewisfaction is based upstairs and will be a hive of activity on the day, and there’ll be other things going on throughout the village. There is ample free parking and we’re very easy to get to from both the M4 and M3 and we’re 5 minutes from Wokingham Train Station in a cab. You can find us on Google Maps here.
I really want to come but I don’t know anyone!
Please don’t worry! Sewing can be a fairly solitary hobby at times which is why it is so great to get out and meet people at these events and everyone is usually super friendly and happy to chat, and remember lots of other people come on their own too. Why not join our Facebook group and post in there to see if anyone else is coming from near you or wants to meet up on the day. Also, Sheona and the Sewisfaction team will be available all day and are so looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible. If you’re on your own make sure to pop in and see us first and we have a catch up!
Do I need to register?
You can just turn up on the day, but it would really help us if you could register in advance so we have an idea of how many people to expect – this’ll help us make sure the fizz is well stocked and we’ve got enough goodies for you! You can register on Eventbrite here, it’s completely free.
The event will be on between 11am – 4pm and you’re welcome to pop in or stay for the whole event! Our BBQ & Pimms bar will open at Midday and the cafe at Holme Grange Craft Village and other shops are open 10am – 5pm.
Lucy Dorothy will be demoing Freemotion Machine Embroidery and Paper Cutting between 11am – 1pm. Steph from Flat102 will be giving you the chance to have a go at Screen Printing, you’ll be able to choose from 3 exclusive designs to print onto a tote bag. Lucy & Steph will be very happy to answer questions too.
Raffle tickets will be available throughout the day and winners will be announced at 4pm.
Pattern & Fabric Swap
Got a pattern or some fabric stashed away unloved? Bring it to our swap and someone else might just love it! If you bring something you can take something away with you – you might find a real gem.
There’ll be 10% off all full price Sewisfaction fabrics throughout the day.
A huge thank you to all who have donated raffle prizes – all proceeds will go to Make A Wish UK who grant wishes for children with serious and life threatening illnesses.
2x FULL EXPERIENCE TICKETS for the HANDMADE FAIR
HAMPER from HOLME GRANGE CRAFT VILLAGE
£50 VOUCHER from SEWISFACTION
3x PDF PATTERN BUNDLE from SEW OVER IT
2m FABRIC & PATTERN of YOUR CHOICE from SEW ME SUNSHINE
NET PRINTER PDF PATTERN PRINTING VOUCHER
TILLY AND THE BUTTONS ONLINE CLASS and STEVIE & SEREN PATTERNS
2m of IKAT FABRIC from DRAPER’S DAUGHTER
5 x PATTERN BUNDLE from LOVE SEWING
£20 GUTHRIE & GHANI VOUCHER
SILVER BUTTON PIN from SILVERDASHERY
PATTERN BUNDLE from TWO STITCHES
100 PERSONALISED, WOVEN LABELS from NOMINETTE LABELS
£100 SUPER STASH BOX from SEW HAYLEY JANE
£30 VOUCHER from FABRIC GODMOTHER
PATCH and PATTERN BUNDLE from NEW CRAFT HOUSE
KEVIN MURPHY PRODUCTS and BLOW DRY from GILDED HAIR
FLORAL BOUQUET from DAIZEY’S DEN
We can’t wait to see you at The Big Summer Stitch Up!