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

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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!

            Thursday, 14 January 2010

            New craft fabrics

            Helen has just taken delivery of our new range of craft fabrics, ideal for making quilts, bags and even garments!
            Available by the metre, fat quarters from only £3.45 each
            Garden path panels from £3.95 each

            Sewing Shows

            We really enjoy getting out and about and meeting people who can't make it into the shop, and where better than the Sewing Shows at the NEC? Last year we attended Sewing for Pleasure in March and Festival of Quilts in August
            2010 show dates:
            Sewing for Pleasure 25th - 28th March
            Festival of Quilts 19th - 22nd August

            You can see our stand is full of samples to give you inspiration, although often you inspire us! We really enjoy meeting sewing enthusiasts from all over the country, indeed from around the world. Shows are hard work and we're all exhausted by the end of week, but it's worth it!

            Watch this space for news of our Show plans for 2010.

            Monday, 11 January 2010

            2010 Sale Offers

            Online Machine Sale now on!

            Exclusive Wool Bolero Kit

            Some gorgeous felted wool has just arrived in the Studio, 100% wool in lovely colours like leaf green, lilac or grey, Lynn has already grabbed some to make up a sample. So easy to sew, this wool is cosy and so on trend. Priced at £30 per metre, it will just fly out!

            We've made up a kit which includes the fabric, pattern, thread and buttons to make a cosy bolero from Burda (Pattern Number 7385) Kit price is £25, saving £12 on individual items.

            Buy direct from www.sewingshops.co.uk

            Thursday, 7 January 2010

            Enrolling for weekly classes now

            We are now enrolling for weekly classes starting next week (commencing Monday 11th January) Places are available for dressmaking, pattern cutting, soft furnishing & creative stitching and quilting. You can go to this page on our website to view class samples or download the course brochure.

            To book a course phone 0115 9881550 or go to our secure payment page. Please remember to specify the course you want to book!