Exeter Meet Up

Abakhan Fabrics sponsor The Sewing Directory meet up
Sponsored by Abakhan Fabrics

Due to popular demand I've managed to squeeze a spring meet up into my book writing schedule instead of making everyone wait a year for the next one.   It will be a little different from the previous ones, read the details below for more info...

Venue - St. Matthew's Church Hall, Clifton Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 2LJ
Date – Saturday 1st March 2014
Time – 10.30am - 4.30pm
Spaces - 35
Price £15 (refreshments plus raffle included in price)

Sewing Clinic

Rather than all doing the same project this time we invite you to bring along your own projects and seek advice from the sewing experts for anything you are struggling with, or any new techniques you would like to learn.  
There will be a sewing expert on each table, the areas they can cover are next to their names below.

When you come in you can choose which table to sit at based upon what you would like to learn.  You can move table at any time during the day to learn from the other experts too, it will be a sharing of skills.  Alternatively if you just want to bring your own project and come and sew that works too.

Jenna Excell from Sew Happy Geek - Quilting and piecing, also binding.
Philippa from Make Do and Mend – Dressmaking, tailoring and alterations.
Kerry from Very Kerry BerryBinding, piecing, rotary cutting, foundation piecing, quilt blocks, English paper piecing, Appliqué, Dress making.
Mary from Mary Emmens Handmade –Quilting and paper piecing.
Jenna Clements from Exeter Sewing Machine Companysewing machine help/tips/advice.  Jenna will have a machine at the meet up to help answer your queries but you can bring your own if you'd rather she show you on your machine. 

Plus I will be available for questions is anyone wants to ask anything about running a craft business, social media, SEO, online marketing etc.   Not sewing related I know but may come in helpful for those of you who run sewing blogs or businesses. 

Show & Tell 

If you would like to bring along some of your finished projects to show the group please do.  We would love to see what you have all been making. 
Abakhan Fabrics have kindly offer to sponsor the event again and are helping to keep costs down.  Plus Will Abakhan will also be attending the meet up again.


We have some lovely raffle prizes kindly donated by Exeter Sewing Machine Company, Search Press, Minerva Crafts, Storey Publishing and Vive Books .

Scrap Swap

Given the popularity of the scraps at the last meet up we thought it would be fun to do a scrap swap this time.  Other people's scraps as always so much more fun than our own!  If you'd like to join in please bring a sandwich bag/freezer bag of fabric scraps to swap.   That will ensure people are getting back approximately the same as what they give.

Tickets can be purchased using the button below, spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.  I'll allocate you a ticket number and e-mail it to you after payment has been received. If your main e-mail is different from your Paypal e-mail please use the 'alternate e-mail' box when making your payment.  Just to ensure you receive your ticket number.


memmens said...

Yay - thanks Fiona, can't wait

The Sewing Boutique said...

Looking forward to this now too! Will be lovely to meet people x

Angelfish said...

This looks brilliant. Will be great to meet other sewers. Can't wait :o)

Bossymamma said...

Hi Fi
Two places please, for Janet and me. I'm off on holiday in about 30 minutes so I'll have to pay when I return. Just wanted to let you know! Thanjs.

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