The Made in Newcastle Sewing Cafe is ready to accept 'Spinsters' .. The term "spinster" originally identified girls and women who spun wool. In mediaeval times, this was one of the few livelihoods available to a woman in order to live independently of a male wage.
Of course we will also welcome men and any other gender that wishes to use the machines!
What's more, we now have a new machine. A brand new lovely all singing all dancing zig-zagging machine !!
The sewing cafe is under a bit of a make-over , that being Yve Ngoo, Maureen Gallagher and Jo Brossman will be the needle mistresses who will programme sewing events, sewing machine rotas (when applicable), keeping the area inviting and tidy and being general busy bods in the vicinity. Thanks to Karina for the lovely new sign directing people to the Sewing Cafe.
Please encourage (responsible) sewing activity!
Jo has an idea for a sewing/textile group to meet on a regular basis to exchange skills and tips, if anyone is interested. Sounds like a plan to me - and she already has would be corsetieres clambering for a master class.
Apart from sewing cafe related news - the first art opening really brought the building alive, demonstrating it's full potential.
Geez.. we are soooooooooooo London!!! ( just better)