Friday, 30 July 2010

Made In Newcastle is SEW hot right now!

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)

4 comments:

  1. Called in today, the shop and cafe look great and it's lovely to have somewhere to browse and buy gifts without waiting for a market to come up!

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  2. Wow, I LOVE the shop. I called in today after reading a lot about it and it is a little haven of creativity that should be enjoyed by everyone. I have posted your blog link on mine and Im spreading the word. Its what the region has needed for a while and every region should have one....... The sewing cafe is a brilliant idea and just to have an shop full of creative energy is very inspiring!!! yeah!

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  3. Fantastic Post Guys – we would be interested in linking up somehow!?

    Running your alterations business is hard enough without having to spend your precious time searching and running to get your much needed supplies, so here at The Tailor Shed, you will find all the stock you need, and get it delivered straight to you doors, to allow you extra time to concentrate on your business.

    Visit The Tailor Shed Store for Haberdashery, Sewing tools, hemline sewing accessories, Sewing Accessories and Sewing Threads. Catering to Belfast, Newcastle upon tyne, sunderland and middlesborough.

    http://TheTailorshed.com

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  4. Fantastic Post Guys – we would be interested in linking up somehow!?

    Running your alterations business is hard enough without having to spend your precious time searching and running to get your much needed supplies, so here at The Tailor Shed, you will find all the stock you need, and get it delivered straight to you doors, to allow you extra time to concentrate on your business.

    Visit The Tailor Shed Store for Haberdashery, Sewing tools, hemline sewing accessories, Sewing Accessories and Sewing Threads. Catering to Belfast, Newcastle upon tyne, sunderland and middlesborough.

    http://TheTailorshed.com

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