Category Archives: Events

The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

Read all about what I got up to at the Knitting & Stitching show last week over on my blog.

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Make-It-Yourself March…..In May For Those Who Missed it!!

If you missed the Instagram project me and student Emma (aka Crafty & Cake) did a few months ago called MIY March, I’ve written-up some of the highlights over on my blog.

MIY March highlights

Dressmakers Social in Brighton

Do you crave the company of like-minded dressmakers and sewists to talk fabrics and seams and zips?

Do you find yourself boring your family and friends with talk of pattern matching and how many pins you need to set in a sleeve?

You need to come along to Brighton’s first Dressmakers Social:

Dressmakers Social May 15

It’s being held at the Marwood Cafe on Ship St in Brighton (the old Post Office building) from 6-8pm on Monday 18th May and yours truly will be there to talk about planning a homemade collection.

It’s all been organised by regular MIY Workshop attendee and all round creative type Emma Miles, also known as Crafty & Cake on Instagram and her blog.

Come along and give your friends and family a break!

Find out more on the Facebook page, TwitterInstagram and Meet-up.

Make-It-Yourself March – list of daily topics!

Make-it-yourself march miymarch daily topic list

So, are you going to be joining me and Crafty and Cake for a whole month of noseying at what other people are stitching?!

Make-It-Yourself March or MIYmarch will be starting on Sunday. The full monty description of what’s involved and how to play is here.

I’m looking forward to seeing your pics…….

A Pop-up Shop at MIY Workshop

POP-up shop at MIY Workshop

For the next 2 Saturdays MIY Workshop will be turning into a pop-up shop selling gorgeous leather goods, screen printed scarves and jewellery by local designer-makers: Holly Murray, Sophie Darling and Marie Walshe.

We’ll be open on Saturday 29th November and 6th December from 11am to 6pm.

MIY Workshop is at 33 North Road in the North Laine area of central Brighton, just up the hill from Infinity Foods.

Treat yourself to a bit of quality Christmas shopping and maybe a treat for yourself too?!  That is if I haven’t bought everything myself before you get there…..

Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking – Book Launch Party

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Read all about Saturday night’s book launch shenanigans here.

See you at the Knitting & Stitching Show

Later this morning I will be heading off to London town to spend 5 days at the Knitting & Stitching show at Alexandra Palace.  If you’ve never been it really is an amazing event, my two pieces of essential advice if you’re going…….

  • wear: comfy shoes and layers
  • take: food!

There are three halls full of stalls selling everything you could ever need and more for sewing knitting and creating in general, exhibitions, workshops and fashion shows.

I’m playing with the big boys this year in the Great Hall with MIY Collection on stand O19.  I’ll have my sewing patterns, tools, accessories and an advance copy of my book.  Here are some new things I’m launching at the show……

cowl sewing patternA new sewing pattern for the show: MIY Cosy Cowl – quick, easy and perfect for this time of year when you’re not quite ready for your winter coat!  Available to buy online when I’m back from the show.

scissor earrings Teeny tiny scissor earrings! A treat for you or the perfect gift for your stitchy friend.  Also available to buy online when I’m back from the show.

Look forward to seeing you there!