WIN Tickets to the Knitting and Stitching Show: Ally Pally

If you would like to come along to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally on: Thursday 12th (evening) Friday the 13th or Sunday the 15th then give me your feedback / thoughts in the form below and you could be in the chance of winning free tickets!!

I am demonstrating in the Theatre (FREE DEMOS) at the event at the following times: 
Fri 13th Oct 11:00am – 11:30 Happy Festive Bunting
Sun 15th Oct 16:00 16:30 Quirky Fabric Creature with Applique
I am teaching in the Learning Curve on the following classes:
Thursday 12th October: 10:30 – 13:30: Design & Make Funky Leggings or Yoga Pants
Friday 13th October 13:00 – 15:00: Design & Make a Jersey Slouch Top
Friday 13th October 15:15 – 16:15:  Machine Sew a Vintage Style Reversible Bag
Saturday 14th October 10:30 – 13:30:  Create a Simple Dress Toile
Saturday 14th October 14:30 16:30 :  Make a Wrap Skirt with Applique
Sunday 15th October 10:30 11:30: Happy Heart Scented Bunting
Sunday 15th October 11:45 12:45: Machine Sew Quirky Creatures
Sunday 15th October 13:15 15:15: Design & Make a Jersey Slouch Top

To be in the running for free tickets simply fill out this form:

Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair 2017

Check out all the piccies from the Handmade Fair! I’d love your feedback from the Fair on what you’d like to learn next.. do fill out the survey if you can and you could win free tickets to the next show!

#sewingtour Scotland, a Holiday in Crete then more sewing in Stockton!

I have been having a lot of fun on the #sewingtour for Hobbycraft. The places I have been visiting are awe-inspiring and so much fun to be meeting sewing enthusiasts from far and wide and attempting to explore a little bit of new towns around the UK in-between!

On the 8th, 9th & 11th of July in Scotland the beautiful drive really did take my breath away and I couldn’t help but stop and visit some castles on the way!

Then I was lucky enough to join friends and extended family on holiday in beautiful Crete to celebrate another 40th! On touching down into Chania Airport and feeling the heat between my toes I knew that no matter what experiences I was missing back home – I definitely needed this holiday! We swam, explored cycled and generally had a good break ready to feel refreshed and get stuck back into it when we got back!

2 days later after arriving back I was in the lovely village of Stockton-on-Tees then to Gateshead then to Newcastle where again I managed to find a bit of time to explore the natural beauty and have some time to contemplate the next path for the Pink Sewing Bus! Thanks so much for having me to all the fabulous Hobbycraft stores up NORTH!

The Stevenage Sewing BEE!

One of my most favourite Hobbycrafters (aside from @DavidWestman of course) is the lovely @samantha.longhurst.9 and lucky for me she was the Manager that greeted me on the 29th July at the Stevenage Hobbycraft store! Seriously I was delighted to see her after we met and and had a ball at Kirstie Allsops Handmade Fair last year.

Here’s a re-cap of images from the day, and I am so happy to hear that now the Stevenage Sewing Bee is up and running in store after my visit!



Well done ladies and happy, happy sewing!