All posts tagged: fabbadashery

Save The Date For The Next Dewsbury Meet-up

Yay!   It finally arrived at 11:19 last night! The email letting me know for definite the big changes that would affect my shift pattern and when they will take affect from. That can only mean one thing… A date for the next Spoolette’s meet up can now be set!  I didn’t want to do it before knowing as I’d be gutted if I arranged it and then couldn’t even go myself! Saturday 25th February 2017 We’ll be meeting at the same cafe as last year but in the afternoon instead of going to Weatherspoons I’m thinking we might go to the pub at the train station instead.  I’m going got make a trip to Dewsbury in the next week or so to let Fabworks and Lucky Fashions know to expect a stampede of fabric starved ladies, and to check out meeting places. If you’ve not been before it’s a time to spend a fews hours laughing, admiring and stroking (clothes of fellow Spoolettes) and generally having a fab day with people who you’ll feel you’ve known for …

Sewing With Raggedy Annie

Remember THE bag??   The one at the Fabbadashery that i accidentally stumbled upon.   Well, last week i attended a sewing class with Raggedy Annie, the creator of the said bag and learnt how to make my own! (it was last week when I starting writing the blog post, it’s not now!) It was a full day class, from 10am till 4pm and was the best Saturday I’ve had in ages.  It was a scorcher of a day, but the Fabbadashery’s work room has big doors which open right up, so it was cool and airy all day. Annie showed us examples of the squares which make up the bag, and different ways to embellish them. I say ‘squares’ very loosely as there’s not measuring or perfect corners.  If you’re a bit OCD about having everything neatly lining up you may wish to beg your Doctor for some valium before attending this class! And how to stitch them together And all the different things that can be made from the squares – not just bags. …