Friday, 24 December 2010

Sewing machine and 5D software prices go up on 4th Jan 2011 eg Designer Diamond goes up by £100

Buy that sewing machine, 5D software or Horn cabinet  now and beat the price increases!
Shop whilst we are shut at!

Merry Christmas to all our customers!

A very Happy Christmas to all our customers!

We close at 12pm Xmas Eve and reopen for the sale on 29th December!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Book your sewing Course for 2011 online!

Reserve your place now on that ,must do, course in 2011, whilst there are still spaces!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Christmas 2010 deliveries

Christmas Deliveries - We have stock of most items except for some items of 5D Embroidery Software, and we are using UPS for next day delivery up to Christmas Eve. If you are stuck for something why not give us a call? 0115 9881551 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0115 9881551     

Monday, 6 December 2010

Watch Liz Welch on Create and Craft TV from 9am today (repeated throughout the day)


Liz will be demonstrating and showing samples of the classes she will be teaching at the Studio in the New Year.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Snow hits classes!

Due to the weather conditions the following classes have been cancelled:
Saturday 4th December
Christmas Ornaments
Ruby Owners Course
Sunday 5th December
Simply Software
4D/5D Software & the Majestic Hoop
Monday 6th December
5D Pro upgrade

Felted Silk Scarf and Sunday Quilt class on Sunday 5th December are currently still going ahead but we recommend that you call us to check on Sunday morning before travelling.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Severe weather and courses

We will where possible run courses. If  you want to find out whether a course is running,  look at our twitter feed, Twitter Feed, or call us on 0115  9881551. If you want to let us know you can't make a course because of the bad weather, email us on or call us on 0115 9881551

Thanks  The team at Husqvarna Studio


Saturday, 27 November 2010

Christmas Gift Ideas

Struggling for a gift idea for that stitcher in your life?  Why not have a look at our gift idea page?

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Flaunty Flower Necklaces

Saturday 27th November 10.00-4.00pm
Flaunty Flower Necklace
One day workshop with tutor Kathleen Laurel-Sage
The fashion is to wear it big and bold so these amazing flower necklaces will capture everybodys attention when you flaunt them proudly.
Using machine embroidery, reverse applique and use of the soldering iron they are made from flower petals receding in size with hand made corded and beaded neck chain enhanced with a set of wrapped heat zapped and beaded feature beads on the neck chain and as dangles from the flower.
15% discount for current Gold Thread Members!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Interest free finance offers for the Christmas period at Husqvarna Studio

We are pleased to be able to offer  interest free finance on selected Husqvarna Viking sewing machines, overlockers and embroidery software for the Christmas period!
This means you can get the special offers available e.g a free Embellisher with the Sapphire 875Q, a free Horn Gemini cabinet with the Designer Diamond, beat the January VAT increase, and only pay 10% this side of Christmas with nothing more being due until  June next year!

Read more on our sewing machine page

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Designer Diamond Offer A free Horn Cabinet worth £449 until Dec 17th 2010!

Get a free Horn Gemini Cabinet worth £449 with the Designer Diamond until 17th December and beat the VAT increase !

Read More

A free Embellisher Machine worth £249 with the Sapphire 875Q

 Whilst stocks last, buy a Sapphire 875Q  Quilt/sewing machine and get an Embellisher free!
Read More

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

New Bobbins

If you have purchased new Husqvarna Viking bobbins recently you may have noticed they have changed.

The Husqvarna Viking bobbins have now been further improved. The new bobbin gives an earlier low bobbin warning. Whereas the old bobbin warned with 15 to 40 cm thread left, the new bobbin will warn when 1-2 meter of thread is left. This makes it possible to continue on with the sewing to a point where it is more convenient to stop and fill the bobbin.

There are two ways to see the difference between the new bobbin and the old:
I. The new bobbin has a thin inner wall.
II. The front of the new bobbin has a frosted broken ring.

Helen says Gilli's classes are fun and informative!
Why not book a place today?

Fast Fat Quarter Quilts

A one day workshop with Gilli Theokritoff
Monday 22nd November 10.00-4.00pm

Using a selection of Fat Quarters come along and learn how to put strips together using an unusual method to make a lovely lap quilt or throw. There's hardly any maths and no points to match so its stress free sewing!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Job Vacancy

We have a part time job vacancy at Husqvarna Studio. For more details please visit our vacancies web page

Friday, 22 October 2010

A weekend with quilt star Christine Porter

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November

Christine has taught, lectured and judged throughout Great Britain and the United States.

In May this year Christine was presented with the prestigious Amy Emms award for services to British Quilting.

Saturday 6th - How to Make Colour Work For You
Sunday 7th - Sun Bonnet Sue Goes Travelling

For full details of Christines Classes see our our courses page

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Girls on Film

We are currently filming for our website. See Rose, Naomi and Helen in action soon!

Course page on our website

Our courses page has been updated ! Why not take a peek at our Courses.

Monday, 18 October 2010

October Courses

There are still places available for classes next week, why not call us now and reserve a place 0115 9881551?

Tuesday 26th And Earrings to Match
Learn how to create Origami earrings in paper, stiffened fabric then make unique earrings to match your outfit. No experience necessary, all materials and equipment provided for a small fee!

Thursday 28th October - Crazy Nine Patch Quilt Top a fast and fun template and measurement free technique!

Wednesday 27th October - Floribunda
Create your own floribunda using applique flowers and leaves. It could be a picture, a bag or a cushion front.

Wired Christmas Creations (Saturday 23rd Oct) with Kathleen Laurel Sage is now full. Kathleen will be back at the Studio on Saturday 27th November with her Flaunty Flower Necklace workshop!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Monday, 16 August 2010

New Pre owned Machines available

We have been busy taking in part exchanges over the summer, and so we have some bargains to clear!
3 x Topaz 30 sewing and embroidery at £1299, new price is £1899
1 x Topaz 20 sewing and embroidery machine at £999, new price is £1499, 2 X Designer 1 Floppy disk version, and a Quilt Designer II.
See more!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

5D Software and accessory demonstration day this Saturday 7th August 10.30am to 3pm

We will be running a software and accessory day this coming Saturday7th August, where you can see everything that is new from Husqvarna Viking including the new 5D Embroidery Software!
We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

5D software launch

As you’ll know we have always sold and supported Husqvarna Viking software, with expert advice and specialist training in our dedicated computer room. What has changed though (and for the better) is the software itself! Gone are the days of MS-DOS programs, just 3 fonts and plotting every single point. Happily, Husqvarna Viking has invested heavily in cutting edge technology for both machine and software, which means that creating your own designs has never been easier.

The all new 5D embroidery system looks set to continue that advance! We’ll be launching 5D at the Festival of Quilts in August but if you want a preview of some of the new features, visit the website and sign up for news updates as they become available.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Friday, 30 July 2010

Festival of Quilts 18 -22nd August 2010

Only a few weeks to go now! We’re going to be on stand c35 at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in August. Plans are in place to make this a show to remember. (This picture is from last year's show)

Not only will we be showing the new Designer Ruby and the new accessories and designs, we’ll be launching the new 5D Embroidery Software! Can’t wait to see it? Get a sneaky peek here! 

Monday, 26 July 2010

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Online Shopping

We love telling you about new products and classes. We also know that it can be frustrating when you read all about them but can’t get into the shop to book or buy! Luckily our online shop is open 24/7 365 days a year! And shopping online at is ‘sew’ easy! (Click the pictures to get a better view!)

Simply search for your item by entering a description, or browsing a category.
Need more info, no problem! Simply click the item name for a more detailed description. When you’re happy, simply ‘add to basket’.

If this is your first online purchase with us, you’ll need to register as a new customer. Remember, you’ll only have to enter the details once and then you’re ready to shop!

Once you’ve checked your basket, just follow the instructions for secure payment. We use a Protex Secure Server so you can be sure that your transaction is safe.

Once received, Sandra will get your items out to you as soon as she can, but please allow up to 28 days for delivery. See our terms and conditions here

Friday, 23 July 2010

Summer fabrics

Jeggings Fabric only £3.75 per metre!
Summer fabrics are still arriving at the studio, and there’s still time to sew the last of those holiday outfits. Especially up to the minute is our ‘Jeggings’ fabric!

Not a dressmaker? Never fear, we’ve got a gorgeous range of craft fabrics including ranges by SPX and Tilda

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Husqvarna Viking Sewing machine price increase from August 23rd

We have just been notified that all Husqvarna Viking Sewing machines will be going up from August 23rd with the exception of the Diamond and Ruby models

September to December Courses now on

The September to December 2010 Course brochure is now available at

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Software Saturdays

We’re so excited to tell you about the new ‘Software Saturday’ workshops due to start on 11th September. If you have Husqvarna Viking software you’ll be able to come along on a monthly basis, learn new skills through short exercises and get expert advice in our special clinic hour. The format will be as follows:
10am Coffee
10.30am-1.00pm Software Exercises
1.00pm - 2.00pm Software Clinic

As you’ll probably know, we have had a dedicated computer training room in the Studio since day one and Neil and Liz have been training you how to get the most from your embroidery software for many years now. Jayne Childs will be running Software Saturday; some of you may remember her software clubs and classes in previous years. Jayne is very keen to help you gain confidence in using your software and pass on many of the tips and tricks she has picked up using and teaching software.

Jayne loves using the internet for research and supporting her teaching. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 20 and 30 Technical update

A technical update for the Designer Topaz machines has just been released. You can find it, and instructions on how to install it at Topaz Updates

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Designer Ruby Sold Out

The Designer Ruby has proved so popular it has now sold out! We receive a new allocation in August. If you would like to reserve one, you need to go to our Ruby page now!

Childrens Course Brochure now available on website

You can now download a childrens course brochure at Childrens Courses

Monday, 14 June 2010

Designer Ruby touches down at Husqvarna Studio Nottingham!

It willl be instore from Tuesday 15th June about lunchtime! Why not pop in and see it, or come to our launch evening!

Read more!

Sapphire 875 now £50 off!

Breaking news ! The Sapphire 875Q has had a price reduction of £50! It was £1059 now only £999 read more!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Friday, 4 June 2010

SUmmer 2010 Newsletter now available

All the latest News and prodcuts from Husqvarna Studio can be found on our newspage !

Summer 2010 Course Brochure now available

Check out the Summer Course Brochure! Lots of inspirational projects and sewing tips for those lazy hazy (or more likely wet) summer days!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Fab U Motion without Stitch Regulator Special Offer

You can buy a Fab U Motion without Stitch Regulator whilst stocks last at only £179. The normal price is £299. More info at!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Ruby Ruby Ruby! The new Designer Machine from Husqvarna Viking!

Check out this fantastic new machine launch date June 2010!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Please help us to fill a 40 foot container with goods for 4 deserving charitable projects in Rwanda – deadline early September 2010

Please help us to fill a 40 foot container with goods for 4 deserving charitable projects in Rwanda – deadline early September 2010

We are delighted to be able to help with these charitable projects in Rwanda. They are looking for:
SEWING - cotton, embroidery/ x stitch thread, scissors, tape measures, needles, thimbles, machines

WOOL – Knitting needles, wools, knitting machine wool, knitting machines

LADIES CLOTHES – summer, bright colours, clean & laundered. T-shirts, skirts, blouses, tops, fleeces,

LADIES/GIRLS SHOES – Sandals, trainers, flip flops, shoes not too high - clean reasonable condition

BOYS SHOES – sandals, flip flops, smart leather shoes, 230 x trainers (size 36-43), walking shoes - clean reasonable condition

FOOTBALL – Boots (any condition any size), shirts & shorts, footballs & pumps, football socks

BOYS CLOTHING – 8/19 yrs, T- shirts, shirts, 250 x cargo/joggers/¾ shorts/chino, smart trousers, underpants, fleeces, waterproof lightweight jackets, caps - clean & reasonable condition

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING – 4/12 yrs, pants, tops, skirts, T-shirts, socks - bright, clean reasonable condition

COMPUTERS – Processors/hard drives, monitors (these can be cleaned & made safe), keyboards, mouse, required leads, A4 printing paper

COOKING EQUIPMENT – Large industrial size cooking pots, metal plates

BICYCLES – 100 any condition (we can clean, repair & collect), bicycle pumps, puncture repair kits, helmets


OFFICE EQUIPMENT - filing drawers, cabinets, computer tables, white boards, projectors, screens

ADAPTERS – UK to EUROPEAN for using electrical equipment (the type you take on holiday)

BEADS – Old jewellery, sequins, bugle beads, associated tools

SCHOOL EQUIPMENT – Reading books, pens, pencils, crayons, rubbers, sharpeners, white/coloured chalk, 18 blackboard erasers, exercise books, 230 geometry sets, 50 primary atlases, school registers, tables & chairs, stationary, 150 English dictionaries, educational toys

SPECTACLES – Any magnifying type (not prescription)

BEDDING – Single sheets/Sleeping bags – clean & reasonable condition (not continental quilts or pillows)

OUTDOOR PLAY EQUIPMENT – 2 climbing frames, 20 each basket balls & volley balls, sports equipment

BOYS & GIRLS DRESSING UP CLOTHES – Children (no witches, skulls, army)

BABY BUNDLES – toiletries, nappies, clothes - (as many as possible)

TOILETRIES – essentials, toothbrushes, soap, flannels

MARQUEE – 250 stacking chairs, 50 trestle tables, 3000 watt sound system (to hire out for meetings, weddings, etc)

CARDBOARD BOXES – urgently needed for packing items for the container – preferably large & strong
*40 foot container provided by Nottinghamshire Police Aid who will arrange transportation to Rwanda 19/09/10.

We will be donating sewing machines, threads, fabrics etc, but if you can help with anything else, please let us know and we can get collection arranged.
Thanks a million

Special Offer on Horn Cabinets 10% off Internet Orders till 30th June!

A very special offer! Order a Horn cabinet before 30th June and get 10% off with free delivery ! Internet orders only.
Order Now

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Warehouse change at Husqvarna Viking

11th May 2010

Dear Reader,
Husqvarna Viking are moving their warehouse to a new location in Europe, which means we are currently experiencing slower deliveries. Please bear with us for the next week or so until the move is complete.
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused, but this should result in a quicker delivery system in the long term.

Best wishes the team at Husqvarna Studio Nottingham

Monday, 10 May 2010

Software Class next Tuesday 18th May

Do you like machine embroidery but long to be more creative? Jayne Childs has devised just the course for you! Using lettering and monograms as her inpiration, Jayne will share all kinds of design techniques and tricks in this one days course. 

Before Jayne left the studio in 2007, she was  inspired by the software club she ran to design and stitch a whole quilt using every program in the 4D professional software. The resulting 'Alphabet Quilt' is on display in the Studio now.

Jayne has used all of the 4D software programs to create the letters, including 4D Embroidery, Cross Stitcher, and 4D Fabric Decorator, so whatever 4D software you have you'll learn new skills for use at home. You won't spend all day glued to a screen though, in the afternoon you will stitch out the designs you've created.

It costs £28 and there's an equipment list provided. To book, either call us on 0115 9881550 or book online

Thursday, 22 April 2010

A Loveable Rogue!

The Designer Diamond is a wonderful machine with so many advanced features, it sets it apart from the rest! We did have one in the workshops this week that was frankly.. a beast.

We swapped it out for a customer as it periodically sewed backwards like a thing possessed, and the would correct itself. Lee(our service technician) and I spent hours faultfinding it to no avail, as it would work ok and then start going backwards again.

We decided the fault must have happened in the factory build, so we decided to strip it down back to the casting, and rebuild it.

The last item out is the bottom shaft. On removing this, we found the feed cam (mounted on the bottom shaft) which is responsible for sewing direction was a loose fit with it's driving gear, not visible to the naked eye! A new bottom shaft, and a rebuild with the settings manual well thumbed completely solved the problem, and the machine runs beautifully, and has taken up residence in our course centre for general use. A loveable rogue finally tamed!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

New Help with 3D and 4D Embroidery System Issues!

I have found this document that seems to deal with all the dongle and firewall issues with 3D and 4D Embroidery Systems.

Find more at



Monday, 19 April 2010

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Last few remaining places available!
Friday 16th May
Guest tutor Kathleen Laurel Sage presents a one day workshop (10-4pm)
Machine Embroidered Treasure Boxes
Ideal for sending small special gifts or just sitting in their glory on display. Use scraps of beautiful fabrics with machine embroidery to embellish, along with beads and sequins and any other bits and bobs that dress them to a glorious rich finish.
To book this course or to view our full range of courses visit our website or for more information call us on
0115 9881550

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Sewing for Pleasure 25th - 28th March
NEC Birmingham

Its exhibition time, we are busy packing ready to exhibit at the NEC.
Why not pay us a visit on Stand A28? we will have all the latest products to show you along with lots of inspiring samples!
This year we have an additional stand (N08) where tutor Liz Hanbury will be promoting our courses. Liz will have lots of samples to show and ongoing demonstrations of embroidery and software. There will also be a free project for you to take a way and a free design to download from our website!

You can buy tickets for the show on line at the link below;

See you there!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Blog links

Here are some links to some other great blogs, if you follow any others, why not recommend them in the comments below so we can visit them too?

We had a great time at the Designer Diamond Owners Weekend, watch this space for news about new products and events!

Diamond Owners Day

Live update from our Diamond Owners Day.

Sandra Carter demonstrating the Flat Fell Foot, Rose is most impressed with the decorative possibilities!

-- Posted from my iPhone

Location:Lennox St,Nottingham,United Kingdom

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Monthly Embroidery Club

This monthly class designed just for embroidery machine owners meets once a month on a Friday, 10.30 - 12.30pm. The cost is only £15.00 and includes all materials. It’s time to play with new designs and new embroidery techniques, work with design placement, combinations, stabilizers, difficult fabrics, hoops and more. Keep updated on everything new for your Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Machine. No experience necessary as this class is designed to give you more embroidery experience!

Each month we will cover a new technique, February's class (Friday 26th) will be using soluble stabilisers and stand alone designs. Each months details can be found in the course brochure or on the website

In January's class (the pictures above are taken from this class) we stitched thread Velvet designs from Disk 191. To get a good result when stitching thread Velvet designs always stabilise the fabric well!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Designer Diamond Weekend

Sat 6th and Sun 7th March 2010

Open to all Designer Diamond owners (also ideal for Pfaff Creative Vision Owners!).
Inspirational classes from the best to help you get the most out of your investment!. The weekend costs £150 which includes workshops, demonstrations, inspiration and much much more!
For more details View the brochure (pdf document)

Book a place now

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Courses in action

Family Tree course in action. We spent the morning creating the embroidery and then the afternoon stitching them out!

-- Posted from my iPhone

Location:Lennox St,Nottingham,United Kingdom

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Gold Thread Club

Have you heard about our Gold Thread Club? Payment of an annual £25 subscription (£20 renewal) gives access to special discounts, previews and exclusive events.

For example, Gold Thread members receive 25% off Husqvarna Viking accessories purchased in store, or 15% off mail order. Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Designs are 15% off in store or 10% off mail order. This year, Rose is offering Gold Thread members a course loyalty card, when they have purchased courses worth £100, they receive a voucher for £10.00 against their next course booking.

Sign up online, through this link, or contact us for more info

Monday, 18 January 2010

Embellisher Classes

Embellishing machines are great fun there is no threading, no tension, and no bobbin, just five special needles that felt layers of fabric together by meshing the fibers, fabrics, yarns, and more with the up and down movement of the needles.
Why not attend a two hour class (10.00-12.00)
with Sarah Lawerence on Saturday 30th Janaury to make some beautiful no stitch jewellery? The picture of the hearts and flowers is a sample from the class. A great way to learn new techniques or try an embellisher for the first time. Sarah is also running a full day Embellisher Playday class (10.00-4.00pm) on Wednesday 3rd February, the picture of the multi coloured piece of fabric is one of Sarah's samples created for the class.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

New to Blogging?

We're fairly new to the world of blogs and other 'social networking' too! So we thought you might have a few questions for us, we've tried to answer them here.

  • What is a blog? Well, the word 'blog' is short for web-log, so think of a blog as an online journal or diary. We post entries in date order, the latest ones are listed at the top.

    • What is it for? Good question! Well, it is an easy way for us to tell you about the latest sewing news, products and help you get an insight into what goes on at Husqvarna Studio.
      • What is the difference between a blog and a website? Technically there's not really much difference between a blog and a website. But to us, it's an easy way of sharing new things with you, and most importantly you can comment on the posts so you can give us feedback, ask us questions and share with other sew-ers.
        • What are you going to blog about? We're going to try and blog about anything that happens in the shop, or might be relevant to fans of sewing. We're excited to share with you news about our courses, photos of our latest projects and classes, and tell you about new products that are arriving every day. We're going to try and update a couple of times a week, so keep coming back to see what's new (remember the new posts will be at the top, so they should be easy to find)
          • What should I do next? Well, you don't have to do anything, just keep visiting us. However, you can leave us a comment to say that you've read the post, the comments are displayed below each post. You know we love to hear from you on the phone or in the shop, so tell us here what you're doing, ask us a question or simply say hello!  We've left it so you don't have to sign in to comment so if you do, tell us your name and where you're from, so we know who you are.

            If you'd like to know more about how to get more inspiration from other sew-ers across the world, why not take a short class in our computer room? Jayne is teaching a class called 'Internet Inspirations' on Tuesday 9th February 2010 1pm - 3.30pm or Saturday 10th April 10am-12.30pm. You can book by clicking here or by telephoning 0115 9881550. Remember to tell us the title and date of the course when you book!

            See you soon!