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Summer Holidays

Please note that the shop will be closed for 2 weeks between Tuesday 10th and Monday 23rd July, inclusive.

We hope you all have a fabulous summer holiday.

Ali & Gerald xx




We are having a ‘Pre-Summer’ sale this month with up to 50% off selected ranges and further savings on all fabric, haberdashery, wadding and threads.
Come along between Tuesday 12th – Saturday 16th June and grab a bargain.


The shop is bursting with new, exciting fabric!  Latest to arrive is Janet Clare’s fabulous ‘Ahoy, me hearties’.  The gorgeous feature print with ships scudding along on the high seas is joined by her lovely dark blue whale print.  We’ve got Layer cakes and Charm packs as well as yardage.


Also new in the shop is the new and delicious ‘William Morris – from the V&A collection’.  This collection is super lovely – we’ve got loads of yardage, Layer cakes, Charm packs, mini charm packs and Jelly Rolls of this range.


Last, but not least is the latest range from Fig Tree & Co. called ‘Hazel & Plum’.  This collection is beautiful and fresh with lime greens, coral, yellow and brown.


We hope you have a lovely festive season,

Alison & Gerald.

New Classes for Autumn 2017

Check out the new classes list for the coming Autumn.  There’s a variety of classes from patchwork quilts to cushions and Christmas gifts.

There’s a jelly roll friendly adaptation of the traditional Chinese Lantern block and much, much more.


We’ve also got loads of new and very lovely Christmas fabric in the shop now with a special Christmas display of Christmas jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs, so if you’re  aiming to give some hand-made Christmas gifts this year, come and check them out.

In the meantime, happy summer holidays!

Still spaces left on two of our most popular classes.

There are still a few spaces left on the following classes:


10:15 – 4pm, Sunday 14th May, 2017. £45, excluding materials.

Enthusiastic and expert tutor Pat Stone will spend the day focusing on all aspects of machine quilting. Using samples, Pat will enable you to explore traditional quilting techniques, decorative stitches, free motion quilting and much more. Packed with tips and tricks but laid back and stress free, Pat’s classes are a goldmine of experience and creativity. This is a beginners class, so no previous experience is necessary but with so many great techniques and tips, this class would also suit quilters wishing to expand their quilting repertoire.


WALDORF-STYLE DOLL-MAKING (tutor Hannah Sanguinetti).

10:15 – 4pm, Saturday17th & 24th June, 2017. £80, including doll materials but excluding material for clothes and hair.

This class runs over two full days and is for making a 32cm Waldorf-style cloth doll. These are beautiful, rounded dolls full of individual character and using all natural materials. The doll itself is sewn from special cotton stretch-jersey and shaped and stuffed with wool fleece. Materials for making the doll itself are included in the course cost but participants will need to provide their own fabric for clothes and yarn for hair. Suitable options for these will be discussed during the first class. Doll-making is a wonderful way of bringing together different textile crafts and the class will include some very basic needle-felting, embroidery and crochet along with machine and hand sewing.  Although this is a beginner doll-making class, experience with basic machine sewing and simple hand sewing is necessary.