Needlework Festival

by 13 September, 2018LaceyMay's News, Other News

Hello everyone
We have had a busy few weeks building up to one of our main events that we attend. This is our 2nd year at the Canford needlework festival on Sunday 16th September. From 10-4 with many stalls, needlework groups and demonstrations through the day. With refreshments available as well and free parking. Entrance is just £3.
We will be taking our full range of Haberdashery tools with a sale on our wools and yarns. With lots of new lines added from last year. Some you can only find either at events or within Seahorse Quilting shop situated in Canford Heath next to Asda. The shop is open 9.30-4.30 Monday to Saturday. They run lots of “sit and sew” groups during the week. Where you can chat and get advise if your stuck on something. So why not pop along and chat to one of us.
LaceyMays has a 4 ft wall of quilting and haberdashery tools. Something you need and you can’t see either online or in the shop. Then please let us know. Either email, phone or ask in store. We shall try and source the item for you. We have had many new items added to our range recently as so many people have asked for items. We shall also be adding more after the weekend and then again in November after attending Craft4crafters at Bath &west showground. Shepton Mallet. MOre details about this next week.
On a personal note I did a sponsored walk at the weekend for cancer research. I walked 20,000 steps, about 10 miles. And please to say I’ve raised £345.50 for the cause. It’s already suggested that I try a half marathon next year. Well what’s an addition 3-4 miles. Been thinking I may need a bit more preparation for the half marathon if going to do one next year, as my hip and leg has decided that I need to be kinder to them if Im not going to through as much pain as I have this week.
We hope to see you if your local either at The Hamworthy club, Magna Road, Bournemouth on Sunday, or at the shop if your wanting any Haberdashery or fabric, wadding or threads.

Attached is a picture of a fabric flower that I have learned to make taught by Brenda Franklin. It was a great Saturday and very proud of my first attempt, hopefully shall have some time after the weekend to make another one or two.

Sew have a great week.



Later News

Hello everyone, We hope you enjoyed your Bank hoilday weekend last week and for some of you who have had a shorter 4 day week. I took a day off and was taught how to sew this wonder fabric flower. There are 5 different types but it takes a day to prep and I make one flower in total.

We are looking forward to a day out to Bristol we are off to The West Country Quilt and Textile Show

So if you are in the south west of the country and like to see and support some amazing small bussiness and have a go at some great workshops, then why not take a look at their website and pop along. Saturday is the last day though. We are looking forward to forward to being at our next local event which shall be in Verwood Memorial hall 09.30-12.30.
There was all sorts of crafts there last time and including some fresh cooked foods. There was about 20 stalls so there was something for everyone to have a look and with an area for refreshments so could end your hunting for a greeat deal, christmas present or a haberdashery items that you may require with a cup of tea and cake afterwards. With free
entry what elese could ask for on a Saturday morning.

Our next full day event which is a highlight of our calaender is the Canford Needlework Feistval which shall be at The Hamworthy Recrecation Club, Magna Road Wimborne Dorset BH21 3AL which is on Sunday 16th September 10-4 with two halls and demonstrations of many types of needlework and quilting will be happening throught
out the day. With many stalls including knitting, beading, embroidery, patchwork, sewing,
spinning, textile materials and of course haberdahsery. Entrance is £3 and had a large area for refreshments and they also serve a very generous carvery lunches.

Before all of that we shall be watching the Parrs rulers which shall be on Create & Craft on Sunday morning at 8.00. We love to watch this program as they use the NEW SEWSLIP – MULTIPURPOSE SHEET/MAT which is used for when either using rulers or free motion.
The mat has a slippery non stick silicon top surface and a permanently tacky non slip back which holds in place once on your machine. Simply remove the craft sheet from the back and place the hole under your needle and away you go. Still remembering to place your feed dogs down to prevent damage
to the sheet.

The sheet helps your block or quilt glide over the back of your work.

Intersted then there is more information on our website why not take a look if your feeling your shoulders when you use your sewing machine.

Enjoy your next sewing project