I’m like a bloody bus this week. No posts for ages, then 3 in quick succession!
For the 5th year in a row I’m organising a meet up (or 2) in Dewsbury for those of you who live far and wide and enjoy some proper Yorkshire Fabric Shopping!
If you’re thinking about coming, no distance is too far. In 2017 Chris came all the way from Germany (her flights were cheaper than Anne’s train fare from Newcastle!!), and last year Sheila spent over 5 hours stood up on a train all the way from South Somerset! In 2016 Manju came all the way from Carlisle. In 2015 Corrine came 90 miles from Scarborough, not knowing a soul and not knowing what she was letting herself in for as it was the first Yorkshire Spoolettes meet up.
About the meet ups ….
They’re very informal, very friendly and very expensive!
Only kidding about the expensive bit! That’s all down to you! But I’d compare shopping in Dewsbury with like going to Lidl instead of Tesco – you get a lot more for your money!
Dewsbury has 3 main Fabric shops – Lucky Fashions (my favourite!), Fabworks and the Pound a Yard shop. There is also the well stocked Creative Craft Centre which stocks wool, sewing patterns and lots of haberdashery. And then there’s the market – more fabric shops and haberdashery. And you’ll probably be able to pick up a M&S bra too for less than a fiver too!
The Dates ….
The only days to visit Dewsbury if you want to do it properly are Wednesdays and Saturdays as that’s when it’s Market Day. The first meet up I arranged was a Wednesday and the others have all been Saturdays.
This year I’ve decided to organise 2 Meet Ups
Wednesday 6th March
Saturday 13th July
As the numbers have grown for the last 2 meet ups we’ve met in Weatherspoons, as there was no where big enough to accommodate us. I think that will be the case for the July meet up, but I’m expecting the March meet up to be a smaller group. If it is I will arrange for us to meet up in a coffee shop. Obviously I’ll keep you updated.
Still undecided if you should come??
Here’s the photos from last years meet up which I never got round to posting. Better late than never!
Sheila was my first house guest in my new home. Here’s a few more pics of our weeks – a trip to Hebden Bridge, crochet/knitting at a cricket match, a curry, cake and of course something alcoholic!
Hope you can make one or both of the dates! Have you started looking at flights yet Del!!
I’ll keep you updated on times etc for the days. There will be fabric and pattern swaps, but they can get a bit big, so if you only bring just 1 or 2 of each that would be great as there’s usually quite a few bits and pieces left after.
Hope you’ve got those dates pencilled in your diaries,
See you in a few weeks!