Party girl, Me? Well I’m a bit old now for the club scene but mention that “the party” involves the magic word “sewing” and I’m there in a jiffy. Who wouldn’t want to spend time with other creatives? Life is so much more fun when you can share your obsession with others. Before departing for 11 day touring of Italy I was lucky to take part in a few fun parties.
Simplicity Blog Meet
Simplicity Patterns invited me to cover their first blog meet up and what a success it was. The room was full of expectations since we all would spend the morning with May Martin, GBSB judge.
She is a legend. Her demonstrations managed to engage beginners while still teach intermediates a thing or two. It was a pleasure to talk to her. I think everyone that took part left with a big smile on their faces, new friends and loads of inspirations.
Of course, sewing talk would be complete without yummy cakes and hot drinks.
Keep up with Simplicity Blog for more meet ups update. The sewing blog meet up is open to anyone and you only need to RSPV your presence. It is really worth it and you don’t need to have a blog or be experienced sewists. Simplicity asked me to pick my favourite pattern; curious to know which one?
Fabrications & Offset Warehouse
I also had the pleasure to visit Fabrications; an independent gallery, shop and studio dedicated to contemporary textile practise and design, with a particular interest in up-cycling and eco design.
They hosted Offset Warehouse newest fabrics launch.
“Offset Warehouse is a social enterprise which brings together a huge range of hand-picked eco fabrics and haberdashery, ideal for all textile projects, and at prices that will surprise you. Whether you’re into fashion, lingerie, interiors, toys, quilts or other crafts, we have everything you need to create a product that not only looks good, but does the planet good, is kind to the workers who produced the raw materials – and doesn’t harm your loved ones with dangerous chemicals and pesticides. Now doesn’t that make you feel good?” – Charlie Ross, founder and Director, Offset Warehouse
I was really excited to join the launch party and
see touch first hand their amazing offerings. I’m planning to visit them in a few weeks again if you are interested I will talk dates over twitter.
Charlie’s background is in Menswear design so imagine how awesome was picking her brains on projects for the husband. Last but not least what a pleasure to meet Tamara, Great British Sewing Bee Finalist.
I feel the Uk sewing scene is such a big welcoming family. Over both the events besides meeting lovely new people I got to chat with so many familiar faces. Best of both worlds really! More pictures of both events over my Facebook page.
The Handmade Fair and Albiment were the last two events I attended but I will chat about those another time. Sadly I could not make it to camp. Surely we need to organise one this side of the pond, right? What do you guys think?
Handmade outfits worn Belatrix Blazer & Shadi shirt.
Have you attended a sewing event lately? There are a few coming up soon; are you attending them?