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