Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Sewing in the UK

I just thought I'd take a minute to mention to those of you Brit Quilters and sewers (is that the right word or is that the thing that takes poo away?) a website you may or may not have come across.  It's called the Sewing Directory. and is the place to find sewing supplies, sewing services, sewing courses, sewing groups, sewing related articles, sewing interviews and sewing competitions in the UK.


Want to find a sewing course in the UK?  This is the place to start looking.  Over 60 different course providers list courses on the site and offer thousands of sewing courses between them.  You can find local courses using the search box, choosing sewing courses and then your county.  Each month Fiona, who runs the site, features some of their upcoming courses on her workshops page which gets updated on the first of every month. She also regularly feature courses, special offers for class, last minute spaces etc on her Facebook & Twitter and the news section of the site. For instance one of her customers has a 2 for one offer in October.


And in other news, this month is National Sewing Month in the US and Overstock sent me a link to this wonderful sewing poster which I thought you might like to see.


And, as for the Hexalong and the Dead Simple Quilt, I got nothing (said in a New Joysey accent).   I'm waiting for 3 sisters Etchings yardage to appear in the Fat Quarter Shop so I can snap some up for the frame, backing and binding of my Hexalong quilt and I'm waiting for a delivery from Sew Fresh Fabrics of my Dead Simple quilt palette fabrics and, until then, there will mostly be radio silence over here at the Palace of Lily's Quilts.  Some may say that's a good thing.

19 comments:

  1. It's not a good thing - I've missed your posts! Hope the fabric appears in the shop and through your letterbox soon! Thanks for all the links...

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  3. Oh, dig deep, Lynne. You can find some wonderful thing to share about while you wait, unless of course, you just want a small break. That's okay too. :-) Hope your parcels arrive soon!

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  4. Thanks Lynne, the directory looks useful. How long you been waiting for your deliveries? I am almost at 2 wks from Hawthorne Fabrics which is way longer than usual from US and I think it may be lost - boo hoo.

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  5. LOL here in England Sewers take the poo away, as you put it. Stitchers sounds better :-D
    Great link!

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  6. Less blogging can only mean one thing ... you've been doing more sewing! I can't wait to see your Etchings quilt put together.

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  7. Great links Lynne, thanks!
    xx

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  8. Well I was wondering why Americans refer to us as sewists and now I know why! Thanks for such a brilliant link - oh I would love to do a course!

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  9. I will never see the word sew conjugated in anyway without thinking of what you said in the post. I'm ruined.

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  10. ahhh waiting for fabric... that's okay then, I was starting to worry about you! I love your posts :-)

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  11. Waiting for fabric...story of my life. It takes a minimum of 2 weeks here and we are just across the damn border! Then again, maybe if I'd STOP ordering it, I wouldn't be waiting.But, then what would I do?? Clean poo out of the sewer? Thanks SO MUCH for that visual Lynne!

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  12. I was wondering if you'd lost your Mo Jo on holiday as you'd been SO quiet, not like you at all.
    Thanks for the links I'll need to check them out and here's hoping the fabric arrives soon and you are back to inspiring us with your quilts

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  13. Thanks for the recommendation and links. If I'm ever in the country long enough I'd love to sign up for a sewing course - I'm more of a have a go/bodger when it comes to sewing - too impatient for my own good! Don't you just hate waiting for deliveries? No excuse not to do the housework now though :) xx

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  14. Thanks for those tip offs Lynne but I cannot believe you will go silent - here and there a supportive comment - you cannot go underground we need you!

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  15. I notice a few bloggers are using the term "sewist" but I have always used sew-er! We have knitters, quilters, patchworkers, embroiderers, etc, so it makes sense!

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  16. I just put in an order for my fabrics for the Dead Simple quilt. I don't like waiting for packages to arrive, but it does give me time to work on projects that I already have going.

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  17. Thanks for the heads up about the sewing directory - I will see if she will mention my classes in Edinburgh!

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  18. What nothing....you could always show us the penis block again....whoops did I say that out loud. I meant the mail box block, of course.

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