#NYlon2014 Details

Hello friends

We are closely approaching our sewing meet up on the 17th May! Are you excited?

Managing email correspondences can be quite complex so I have created an attendance list. If you planning to join me and a really fun group of sewists, please sign up your presence here.

* updated: I just want to be clear this is a very informal meeting so as the day goes by we will take decisions jointly  I’m just serving as hostess.

Meeting itinerary:

Date: May 17 2014.

10:30 Meet at V&A. We (Tricia, Jenny, Devra, Vicki) will be waiting for you at the museum grand entrance. (Inside the Building)
Source & Copyright:Victoria and Albert Museum

10:45 V&A Tea rooms: We will move to the tea rooms for refreshments. This will give us the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone a bit better within in a smaller setting. As you arrive, come and say hello to me, join a table, grab drinks and food. We won’t eat till very late so take this opportunity to eat and drink. 
11:30-12:00 Group Photo at the V&A garden.  Professional photographer Kitty Wong (@Houseofeunoia) will come and take shoots of the day. Dress fabulous (Handmade get brownie points)
As soon as we get our photos done, we will head to Goldhawk Rd. There are more than 14 shops spread around with a variety of fabrics choices. They are generally tiny in size so we cannot fit all of us at once. Best way is set you free to form small groups to explore. Some of you that know the area well can offer to guide others if you want. Rosie from DIY Couture have a description of some of the shops.

3:00 Re Group at Costa Cafe Find food. Last year we had a restaurant for us, unfortunately we don’t have one today. If we are to book a hall with food we must do it as soon as possible. Otherwise, we will have to walk in a place in Westfield. Pls let me know if would wouldn’t mind paying a fixed price.   *We are so far 67 people  registered and many preferred not to have a pre booked food place and there is no way we can have a booked restaurant now. We are now invading a local pub. Fingers crossed. 

This year, we won’t be doing a swap so don’t bring any spare fabric and patterns with you.

Goodie bags this year will be a little different too . I will give you all virtual discount codes of my favourite places (patterns/fabric) valid for the week. Come to the blog the day after (May 18) as there will be an epic giveaway (open to all my readers) to celebrate my blog 3rd birthday! 

Name tag swappers: I hope you all sent your name tag/ or arranged in person delivery. For those not joining the meet up but joining the name tag swap, I would love to see it, so Tag it #NYlon2014 on the day!

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Travel arrangements:
For those outside London, I recommend you purchase your train tickets as soon as possible to guarantee the best fare. If you get a travel card, you will have access to the tube for our next destination.

V&A by public transport

London Underground (The Tube): The V&A is a five minute walk from South Kensington underground station (on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Line). South Kensington is a five minute tube journey from Victoria, ten minutes from Covent Garden and Leicester Square and 15 minutes from King’s Cross St Pancras.
The V&A is a ten minute walk from Knightsbridge underground station (on the Piccadilly Line). Knightsbridge is a ten minute tube journey from Covent Garden and Leicester Square and 15 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras.
Bus: Buses C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance. The Open Tour stop outside the Museum as part of their Double Decker Bus sightseeing tour of London.
Transport for London’s Journey Planner
For up to date travel information visit Travel for London

V&A Route to Goldhawk RD

See you there!

  • Yay I was just thinking about emailing you about the deets. I’m so excited, its going to be epic! Thanks for organising hun I’ll wear my best handmade!

  • Have fun and post a lot of pictures for those of us who have to attend “virtually.”

    • I will. You can tag a pict of you on the day wearing handmade and we will send you some love!

  • puu

    cannot wait, rachel!

  • Would’ve done but I’m doing Pattern Cutting Part 2 at the Fashion and Textile Museum. Enjoy yourselves!

    • so sad, it would be great to see you again. Join us for drinks after?

    • You’ll have to let me know where and I’ll see if I can make it. The course finishes at 4.30.

  • I soooooooo wish I could come along to this, would make my year! Shame my coffers are bare, as usual! Ha ha. Have a great time ladies, I’ll be there in spirit

  • Can’t wait! I somehow missed the name tag swap – is there anyone left who wants to swap with me? Also, are we supposed to be able to send the form?

    • Yes, answer and press send, on some computer the form needs to be scroll down

  • I wish I could come too!!! But I just knew and I have no time to arrange everything for my family… May be next year!!

    Thanks for all the work.

    • next year, around May or April… pls come. Tag yourself wearing handmade on the day for some love x

  • EPIC job, Rach! LEt me know if you need anything x

  • This sounds like such an amazing day! I wish I could join in, but I’ve got a hen party that same day. What a shame! Next time for sure.

  • So sorry I can’t come (way out of my price range to fly home at the moment) but I have to say Rachel, I am so impressed at the amount of care and thought you’ve put into organizing this and the attention to detail to help people coming. I hope you all have a wonderful time and can’t wait to see the photos.

    • would be totally amazing to have you darling. One day! wear handmade on the day and tag us and we will send some love your way!

  • Not going to make it this year Rachel. Home alone with 3 kids whilst Husband cycles to Norfolk and back 🙁

    • Actually, it seems I was super organised and arranged for my mother-in-law to have the girls, so I will be there after all.

  • so organized. i love it!! can’t wait to meet you in real life!

  • The last meet up was epic and I’m so looking forward to this years do. Thank you for organising another.

  • YESSS! I’m so in!

  • Hi Rachel, quick note to say I ticked that I would stay for food on the form, but I may have to opt out of that bit to give me some flexibility. Bringing my 5 month old, so may have to leave early if she doesn’t settle. Hopefully be ok for the first part of the day though! Email rillafree(at)hotmail(dot) com f you have any questions! Other than that, so excited!!! X

  • Aww, I would have loved to come, but it’s just not going to work out for me. Hopefully next year!!

  • Hey Rachel, sorry I would have loved to have attended but I am not going to be able to attend. And I see you won’t be able to make the minerva meet so we have to wait longer to meet in person! Have much fun. X

  • I work until 10:15 so will get to the V&A as soon I can – hopefully in time for the picture!!!! See you all tmr 🙂

  • very excited

  • There is a fatality on my train line so I can’t make it into London – so annoyed. I hope you all have a brilliant time anyway.