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Makers for Grenfell and Quilts for Grenfell Tower

I’m a little late in posting about this, but I wanted to help spread the word about a couple of really wonderful things happening in our community in response to the devastating Grenfell Tower fire.

Makers for Grenfell

Portia at Makery organised this fundraiser and on her blog she outlined a number of ways you, as a maker and human, can contribute, including a raffle. More than £4000 has been raised to date (check out the JustGiving page here) and she is evaluating charities to direct the funds to. For our small part, we’ve contributed a complete fat quarter bundle of Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co. to the raffle and you can buy a ticket until 31 July. There are zillions of other great prizes if you need further motivation!

Quilts for Grenfell Tower

There is also a really wonderful group of 1000+ strong quilters on the Quilt for Grenfell Tower Facebook group that are facilitating quilt donations and quilt making for Grenfell survivors. We are serving as a collection point for quilt donations Updated: contact the Facebook group if you have a quilt to donate! We are offering free studio time for anyone making a quilt for this project. If you want to get involved or make a donation, please get in touch with the Facebook group. You can also contact the London Modern Quilt Guild for more information if you’d like to help sew the blocks together at an upcoming sew day at our shop.

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Cashmerette Sewing Patterns

New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Nautical fabrics for Summer sewing!

We have some great nautical print quilting and dressmaking fabrics in stock for your next Summer sewing project!

Nautical fabrics for Summer sewing!

We love this gorgeous, lightweight Japanese double gauze by Sevenberry, full of cute whales, in cool shades of blue! Perfect for dressmaking, especially children’s clothing.

Sevenberry Double Gauze - Whales in Blue

We also love the By The Sea collection by Riley Blake, featuring adorable illustrations of whales, anchors and arrows in a vintage colour palette.

By The Sea collection by Riley Blake

You can shop all of our nautical themed fabrics here.

Cashmerette Sewing Patterns

Cashmerette Patterns designs elegant sewing patterns for modern, curvy women.

Cashmerette Sewing Patterns

Turn heads in the Webster Top and Dress! Featuring a hi-low hem and playful crossover back, this elegant design can be made as either a tunic or a knee-length dress. Dreaming of a pattern that is casual and chic? Look no further than the Dartmouth Top! Or sew yourself a Lenox Shirtdress, blending classic tailoring with effortless style. Shop all our Cashmerette sewing patterns here.

Sleep Tight quilt panels by Cotton and Steel

Stitch up a speedy quilt with these whimsical Sleep Tight quilt panels by Cotton and Steel.

Sleep Tight quilt panels by Cotton and Steel

Inspired by what babies might dream about at night, this adorable print is available in two gender neutral colourways.

Sleep Tight quilt panels by Cotton and Steel

Back the grey and mint quilt panel with this soft cotton flannel by Moda.

Cotton + Steel Basics - XOXO in Lightening

The light grey and yellow quilt panel would look awesome with Cotton and Steel Basics XOXO in Lightening!

Sleep Tight quilt panels by Cotton and Steel

How cute does the finished quilt look?! Shop the quilt panels here.

The Zen Variations Sweater Patterns by Renée Callahan

We’re so excited by this beautiful booklet of knitting patterns by Renée Callahan featuring The Fibre Co. Acadia yarn!

The Zen Variations Sweater Patterns by Renée Callahan

The Zen Variations is a collection of sweaters that embraces the idea that knitting is a physical meditation.

The Zen Variations Sweater Patterns by Renée Callahan

Each sweater begins in the same way with a top-down, set-in sleeve construction, and then develops with variations on the theme of Zen. Shop The Zen Variations booklet here, and view all Renee’s knitting classes here.

Cross stitch kits by The Make Arcade back in stock!

You guys can’t get enough of The Make Arcade cross stitch kits, so we’ve restocked your favourites!

Cross stitch kits by The Make Arcade back in stock!

Choose from the super popular Unicorn, Flamingo or Cactus mini kits, or the fun More Gin Please and Pass the Prossecco. The kits are the perfect chance to learn some simple cross stitching or to just get stuck into a great little craft project. Shop all The Make Arcade cross stitch kits here and if you’d like help getting started with your new favourite hobby, sign up for one of our cross stitch classes here.

The Craft Companion by Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson

From appliqué and baskets to weaving and zakka, The Craft Companion features over 30 new and old crafting techniques.

The Craft Companion by Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson

Each chapter includes a short historical overview of the craft, with design notes and explanations of key techniques helping you to get started. Featuring a huge range of project ideas this craft bible will kickstart your creativity and makes an amazing gift! Find The Craft Companion here, and browse all our craft books here.

Our Crafty Mama Coffee Morning

We are super excited to announce the launch of our Crafty Mama Coffee Morning at our West Hampstead shop! This is a casual, baby-friendly meetup aimed at mums with small babies who love getting stuck into a creative project. We’ll provide coffee, cake and an easy and fun craft project you can try for a small materials fee, or bring any project you’ve got on the go, be it knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing, drawing, whatever! Join us every Thursday from 10:30am starting this week – no sign up necessary. Follow us on Instagram for updates and contact us with any questions.

Special offer

Our stash builder sale just got even better! From now until 25 July save 20% on all fabric stash builders (aka blenders, basics, supporting prints…) with code STASH20.

Plus, we have some incredible summer offers on our Janome sewing machines! Find them all here. Our fave? Save £100 plus get a free quilting accessory kit when you purchase the Atelier 3 before 13 August!

And don’t forget our Sale Section is still packed with fabric, yarn, sewing patterns and more at 40% off!

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Reminder! Our Make Like a Boss Event with Jenny and Jen of Stitch & Story is one week away!

Our July Make Like a Boss event is just one week away! Do you have your ticket? Make Like a Boss is a networking series for creative small businesses that we host at our West Hampstead shop. Each super fun, free event features a Q&A with a small business owner (or in this case, owners) followed by time to hang out and chat, learn, share, moan and come away with some new contacts and ideas for your business. Drinks and nibbles are provided!

Make Like a Boss with Jen and Jenny of Stitch & Story

Next week we’ll be chatting to Jenny Lam and Jen Hoang of Stitch & Story. Stitch & Story is a modern knitting brand founded by two friends whose passion for knitting gave them the inspiration to fill a gap they found in the market. They aim to make knitting simple and stress-free by offering all-in-one DIY kits with knitting patterns to reflect current fashion trends and lifestyle products.

Jenny Lam and Jen Hoang

Here are the quick facts for the July event:

Date: Wednesday, 26 July
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead
Guest: Jenny Lam and Jen Hoang of Stitch & Story
Cost: Free
RSVP: Via Eventbrite or to info@thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk

Good to know: 

Our Facebook Group is now active, so even if you can’t make it to the events you can get in on the conversation and connect with other creative small business women by joining the group.

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We hope to see you next Wednesday!

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Announcing our Crafty Mama Coffee Morning plus baby-friendly daytime classes!

We are super excited to announce the launch of our Crafty Mama Coffee Morning at our West Hampstead shop! This is a casual, baby-friendly meetup aimed at mums with small babies who love getting stuck into a creative project. We’ll provide coffee, cake and an easy and fun craft project you can try for a small materials fee, or bring any project you’ve got on the go, be it knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing, drawing, whatever! Join us every Thursday from 10:30am starting this week – no sign up necessary. Follow us on Instagram for updates and contact us with any questions.

Crafty Mama Coffee Morning

Baby-friendly daytime classes
It’s a little known fact that small babies are welcome at our daytime classes so you can use your maternity leave to learn a new craft! You might not get quite as much done if you’re a little distracted, but no one will mind a bit if you need to take a break to feed or comfort your little one! Most of these classes happen each month, but there are some gaps over the summer. The next two dates are listed below and you can find the full schedule on our website! All materials are included in these classes.

Cross Stitch for Beginners – £35
Tuesday, 1 August, 10:30am – 1pm
Tuesday, 5 September, 10:30am – 1pm

Cross stitch is portable, relaxing and seriously addictive! This one-evening class will cover the cross stitch basics from tools to techniques while you stitch a modern cross stitch design to take home! You’ll learn how to work with embroidery floss and the various types of cross stitch fabric, how to get started by anchoring your thread and reading a stitch chart, how to follow a pattern including basic stitches, working rows and changing colours and how to finish your work to display it at home.

Cross Stitch for Beginners

Learn to Knit – £45
Wednesday, 26 July, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Wednesday, 27 September, 10am – 12:30pm

Do you want to learn to knit or need a refresher on the basics? This class is for you! In this class, experienced knitting teacher and knitwear pattern designer Renée Callahan will start from the very beginning and cover everything you need to know to get started knitting: knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on and off.

Learn to Knit

This is a Sewing Machine – £45
Tuesday, 18 July, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday, 17 October, 10am – 1pm

This class will introduce aspiring stitchers – or those who need a refresher – how to use a sewing machine! In this comprehensive three hour class, you’ll get sewing machine-savvy and leave with enough knowledge and confidence to start making your own projects at home! This workshop is focussed solely on the skill of sewing and the entire three hours will be spent practising each element below to ensure that the methods stay in your mind after the class.

Learn to sew

Learn to Crochet Granny Squares – £35
Tuesday, 22 August, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Tuesday, 26 September, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Learn to crochet the classic granny square! In this two hour class, you’ll learn to create a granny square that can be used as a drinks coaster or as the start of a blanket, accessory or anything else you can dream up! We’ll cover basic crochet stitches, how to finish a square and how to connect squares to create larger projects plus how to follow a crochet pattern or chart.

Learn to Crochet Granny Squares

To browse our full class schedule, click here. For more information about finding our shop, click here.

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Spotlight on knit fabrics for Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to stitch easy-to-wear jersey knit dresses and tops, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite knit fabrics and sewing patterns for knits. We have a huge range of knits, from drapey viscose jersey to stretchy cotton/spandex jersey to organic cotton interlock and more!

Shop all knit fabrics

Why not pair this soft teal and grey striped jersey with a Grainline Lark Tee or a Named Anneli Dress? We also have a huge range of stretchy interlock stripes that are perfect for making a Cashmerette Concord Tee or Christine Haynes Marianne Dress.

Shop all knit fabrics

This stretchy cotton/spandex daisy-print jersey is a perfect summer print, just right for a Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top or Deer and Doe Zephyr Dress.

Shop all knit fabrics

We have a huge range of plain jerseys and interlock knits, perfect for everything from a Closet Case Patterns Ebony Dress to a Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap Dress! There are so many fun fabrics and patterns to choose from! Shop all of our jersey knit fabrics here and patterns here.

Shift Dress from The Avid Seamstress

We love the new Shift Dress pattern from The Avid Seamstress! The Shift Dress creates an elegant silhouette that’s modern, sophisticated and versatile. Perfect for weddings, parties or a compliment-full day at work, this dress will create an effortlessly chic look. Shop the Shift Dress pattern here, and browse all sewing patterns from The Avid Seamstress here.

The Avid Seamstress Shift Dress

The Avid Seamstress Shift Dress

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Colouring-in Notebooks, Tape and Tote Bags

Colouring-in is the perfect summer activity, and we have a super range of cool stuff for you to colour in! From notebooks, to washi tape to fabric tote bags, take these projects on your Summer holiday for portable crafty fun. We love using the awesome dual tip Tombo brush pens for colouring-in, but we also stock a range of coloured pencils. Shop all our colouring-in range here.

Colouring in Supplies

How to Draw Type and Influence People by Sarah Hyndman

This awesome activity book by Sarah Hyndman shows how we use type to understand different messages. Each typeface is introduced and explained, and then creative exercises show us how to draw each font. Perfect for graphic designers, illustrators, or anyone interested in learning more about type! Shop the book here.

How to Draw Type and Influence People

Set of 10 Pantone Notebooks

Plan your next sewing, knitting or craft project with these fun colourful Pantone notebooks. With grid-dot interior pages these notebooks are practical and chic for on-the-go note-taking and planning. They also look awesome on your craft room desk or shelf when grouped together. You can shop the Pantone notebooks here.

Pantone Notebooks

Screenprinting for Beginners with Nancy Straughan

In this workshop you will learn how to print and make your own silk screen from scratch! Using silk organza fabric and embroidery hoops you will be taught all the ins and outs of the screen printing process. You will have a chance to mix your own professional fabric paint to print a personalised tea towel, set of napkins or tote bag to take home with you! This really is a fantastic class where you learn not one but three skills that will really inspire you to get creative. Find out more and book your place here.

Screen printing for beginners

Sale!

Save 10% on our huge selection of fabric stash builders this week with code STASH10! Start shopping here.

Stash Builder Sale

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Take a class with Anna Maria Horner!

The lovely and super talented Anna Maria Horner is coming to our West Hampstead shop next month and we still have a handful of spots left in her classes! She has never taught in the UK before and we’re so excited to get her first! Read on to find out more about these super special classes!

Anna Maria Horner

To many the Anna Maria brand means colour and inspiration in the form of craft, sewing, needlework, books and friendly how-to. Since 2006, her fabric collections have delighted makers around the globe while enlivening their patchwork and sewing projects. Anna Maria’s fresh and modern perspective within the creative handcraft community continues to inspire new directions in making as well as earn her a unique place within it.

Anna Maria Horner

Folk Flower Block
Saturday, 5 August, 10am – 5pm (£145)

In this one-day class, Anna Maria Horner shares how to use machine reverse appliqué to create this simple but stunning floral block that can be combined very specifically with others, or more sporadically with some solid blocks for a varied look. She also offers tips of scaling the block to suit each quilter’s hopes for their finished design. Find out more and sign up here.

Folk Flower Block with Anna Maria Horner

Folk Flower Quilt by Anna Maria Horner

Traveling Blooms Quilt
Sunday, 6 August, 10am – 5pm (£145)

Anna Maria designed this study in borders to feature her Floral Retrospective collection along with some choice pieces from her Loominous yarn dyed collections. This is a wonderful introduction to appliqué as well as a great refresher on half square triangles and other simple patchwork. Size and scale is easily customisable, the class it appropriate for all skill levels and a great stepping off point for variations. Find out more and sign up here.

Traveling Blooms Quilt by Anna Maria Horner

Anna Maria Horner

Inspiration by Hand
Monday, 7 August, 6pm – 9:30pm (£70)

Drawing on her tireless passion for handwork, Anna Maria Horner will provide a survey of handwork details for quilt makers, including her hand quilting technique, several popular embroidery stitches to try on a sampler, and embellishment. With several diverse examples of her own explorations to share, Anna Maria will demonstrate a variety of stitch styles and show you how to look at fabric and materials in a new way. Find out more and sign up here.

Inspiration by Hand with Anna Maria Horner

You can find all of Anna Maria’s classes here and her fabric here!

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale: spotlight on the cotton/linen canvas!

We just love the new Menagerie collection by Rifle Paper Co., especially the six beautiful cotton linen canvas designs. Perfect for making skirts, bags, espadrilles, cushions, or even for upholstering a chair, the Menagerie cotton linen canvas by Rifle Paper Co. is now available for pre-sale. For tips on sewing with this versatile substrate, click here.

Menagerie Canvas by Rifle Paper Co. - Monstera in Natural

The stunning Tapestry in Midnight, Tapestry in Natural, and Royal Peacock in Navy also feature gold metallic ink details.

Menagerie Canvas by Rifle Paper Co. - Tapestry in Midnight Metallic

And how cute is this Jungle print in Hunter Green, with leopards, tigers and birds?

Menagerie Canvas by Rifle Paper Co. - Jungle in Hunter

The Rifle Paper Co. Menagerie collection of 28 fabrics is due to arrive in August, but you can pre-order now to be the first to receive them. View the six cotton linen canvas designs here, and the whole Menagerie collection here.

Charlie Caftan from Closet Case Patterns

Nothing says summer elegance quite as well as a dramatic caftan, and the Charlie Caftan is a fresh take on this warm weather staple. This pattern is perfect for light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, silk, rayon, batiste and voile, and we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites here. Shop the Charlie Caftan pattern here, and all our Closet Case patterns here.

Closet Case Patterns - Charlie Caftan

No Patterns Needed: DIY Couture from Simple Shapes by Rosie Martin

If you want to sew your own clothes but are put off by the idea of cutting out pattern pieces covered with dotted lines and symbols, this is the book for you! Using Rosie Martin‘s innovative method, you begin with nothing but a rectangle, circle or triangle of fabric and some basic body measurements to create your own clothes. Shop No Patterns Needed here, and Rosie’s first book DIY Couture here.

No Patterns Needed: DIY Couture from Simple Shapes by Rosie Martin

Everlasto Baker’s Twine

We have some beautiful Everlasto Baker’s Twine in stock, including four sparkly shades! Baker’s Twine is fun for wrapping gifts, card making, decorating and more! Everlasto Basker’s Twine is manufactured in the UK in 100% natural soft cotton, and is available in 50m and 100m spools. Check out Pinterest for loads of inspiration, and shop our Baker’s Twine here.

Everlasto Baker’s Twine

Ban.do 17 month agendas

Get organised this summer with a Ban.do agenda! Not just your average planner, it’s also an art gallery, a cheerleader, a top secret document, a personal assistant, and a best friend. With handy year, month, and week views, tons of notes pages, colour-coded tabs, stickers, weekend to-dos, compliments, a neat poster, and so much more, it’s pretty much the agenda of your dreams. Our current selection of agendas start in August, so this is the perfect time to snap one up and start getting organised for your best year ever! Shop all our Ban.do agendas here.

Ban.do 17 month agendas

Isosceles Triangle Masterclass

By popular demand, we’ve designed an Isosceles Triangle Masterclass for intermediate and advanced quilters! This class will take you through the tricky bits of isosceles triangle patchwork including how to cut triangles with a ruler, deal with bias seams and sew precise and sharp points while working on a baby or lap-size pyramid quilt top. You’ll be able to keep your isosceles triangle ruler and you’ll leave with the confidence to complete your quilt top at home! This-day class is scheduled for 22 July and 9 September and you can sign up here.

Isosceles Triangle Masterclass with Judith Dahmen

Special offer!

This week, save 20% on all sweatshirt fabrics and ribbing! It’s British summer and you never know what you’re going to get, so we’re here to help you layer up! Make a Grainline Linden or a Charlie Hoodie for your kiddo! Use code SWEAT20 to save.

We are also clearing out our sale section with an extra 25% off all already reduced items, including bolt ends while stocks last! No code necessary – the discount will come off at checkout!

25% off already reduced sale items!

 

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Four new quilting techniques to try in class at The Village Haberdashery

Once you’ve learned the basics of making a patchwork quilt, there are so many techniques and styles to try! We have some really exciting classes coming up at our West Hampstead shop with some of the most talented quilters in the community. What do you want to learn? Here are a few ideas!

Isosceles Triangle Masterclass with Judith Dahmen
Saturday, 22 July, or Saturday, 9 September, 10am – 4pm (£95)

Designed for intermediate and advanced quilters, this class will take you through the tricky bits of isosceles triangle patchwork. We will cover how to cut triangles with a ruler, deal with bias seams and sew precise and sharp points while working on a baby or lap-size pyramid quilt top. You’ll be able to keep your isosceles triangle ruler and you’ll leave with the confidence to complete your quilt top at home!

Isosceles Triangle Masterclass with Judith Dahmen

Improvisational Patchwork with Jenny Haynes
Sunday, 15 October, 10am – 4pm (£85)

In this exciting class we will explore different ways to use pieced strips in improvised patchwork, how to cut and assemble strips of fabric and different effects you can achieve with stripes. Depending on your level and pace, you’ll finish a quilt top for a lap or baby-sized quilt or you can use your work as the start of a bigger quilt to finish at home. Plus, you’ll leave class full of inspiration and with a new foundation for bringing your own unique style into your quilting.

Improvisational Patchwork with Jenny Haynes

Free Motion Quilting with Trudi Wood
Saturday, 8 July, 10am – 4pm (£85)

Join experienced Free Motion Quilter Trudi Wood in a hands on class to learn (or build on your) free motion quilting skills. Focussing on technique, this class will show you how to set yourself up for success by sharing tips and simple designs which will enable you to finish a project without unpicking or throwing it out of the window!

Free Motion Quilting with Trudi Wood

Curved Piecing: Sunflower Cushion with Jenny Haynes
Saturday, 14 October, 10am – 4pm (£95)

Conquer curved piecing and learn to machine-sew beautiful curves in this inspiring class! Our teacher, Jenny Haynes of Papper, Sax, Sten, will teach you how to cut, sew and press curves and create your own curvy quilted Sunflower Cushion by using her no-pin technique and custom Drunkards Path templates.

Sunflower Cushion with Jenny Haynes

To browse our full class schedule, click here. For more information about finding our shop, click here.

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Meet our teachers: Kym Armstrong, cross stitch

Kym is originally from Cumbria and now lives in London and works in our West Hampstead shop. She is a sewist and crafter who loves to embark on all kinds of projects, and often all at the same time! Kym is going to be teaching our new Cross Stitch for Beginners classes at our West Hampstead shop.

Kym Armstrong Headshot by Jennie Scott Photography

Q: Who first taught you to cross stitch?

A: My Mam is a cross stitch ninja! She taught me when I was little and I have had a cross stitch project on the go pretty much ever since. My first projects were some Christmas cards for my Grandparents and they still come out to be hung up with the rest every year! I have just finished stitching a wedding sampler for my partner’s parents!

Kym Armstrong Cross Stitch

Q: What do you love about Cross Stitch?

A: I find it a really relaxing hobby. Its great how portable it is too… handy to take on long journeys. I also love how personal you can make a cross stitch gift by adding names and changing colours.

Q: So have you always been into sewing and crafts?

A: Ever since I was little I have always wanted to be making something! I did textiles at school and loved it but Drama and Theatre Studies was my real love back then. I trained as a singer in Musical Theatre in London and worked as a Principal Singer on cruise ships for a while (if you look very carefully on youtube there may still be a few clips!). Then I decided I was more interested in fixing the costumes than the actual performing!! This lead me to work as a dresser for a busy London theatre and take some costume commissions for friends. I totally caught the sewing bug and changed careers!

Q: We love all the samples you make for our shop displays, where did you learn dressmaking?

A: Mam taught me the basics when I was at school and bought me my first sewing machine for my 16th birthday. I didn’t really get into dressmaking properly until a few years ago and I am mainly self taught with a lot of help from various blogs and You Tube videos. I took Charlotte Newland’s Fitting Class from which I learned a great deal too.

Kym Armstrong

Q: You say you love to embark on all kinds of projects, and often all at the same time, what other kinds of projects do you do and how do you find the time to do everything?

A: Every second of every day if I am not making something I am thinking about making something. I love everything from sewing to knitting to paper craft! Check out my Instagram for my latest ventures! I don’t know how I fit in so much craft time but I do work really quickly (sometimes too quickly). I suppose I’m really lucky that my hobby is also my job.

Cross stitch by Kym Armstrong

Q: We are super excited about your cross stitch classes at our West Hampstead shop, what can students expect?

A: I am super excited too! My class is aimed at complete beginners or those who need a refresher. We will cover everything from the basic stitches to reading a pattern and also talk about different materials and cross stitch tools. Students will leave with a started mini cross stitch to complete at home and confidence to tackle bigger projects.

Cross stitch by Kym Armstrong

You can books Kym’s classes here, find her on Instagram @kymsrubyslippers, or check out her blog, www.madebykym.co.uk.

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Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale!

New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale!

We are so excited by the new Menagerie collection by Rifle Paper Co., and are now accepting pre-orders. As the name implies, Menagerie covers a wide range of characters, designs, and fabric substrates, including quilting weight cottoncotton lawns printed with metallic ink, rayon, cotton-linen blend canvas, and a brand new cotton/rayon lawn, perfect for dressmaking.

Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale!

In this third collection from Rifle Paper Co., some of the esteemed stationery company’s newest jungle themed designs are translated from painting and paper to Cotton + Steel fabrics, supported by the ever-popular signature Rifle florals. You can shop the pre-sale here.

Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale!

New Twist colours from Dashwood Studio

We love this season’s new colours of Twist, the fun stash builder from Dashwood Studio! Designed to compliment and co-ordinate with Dashwood’s other collections, they are a handy basic that mixes beautifully in your quilting projects! You can shop all our Twist fabrics here.

New Twist colours from Dashwood Studio

Fashionary sketchbooks are back!

Tailor made for fashion designers, Fashionary is a sketchbook combined with extensive fashion information and blended figure templates. Perfect for planning your dressmaking projects, Fashionary is available in A5 size in stylish red or black, or a handy set of three mini sketchbooks, so you can always keep one on you for new ideas. Shop our Fashionary range here.

Fashionary sketchbooks are back

Cards for the wedding season

Now that it’s wedding season, we thought we’d compile some of our favourite wedding cards. Congratulate the happy couple with a super cute illustrated ‘Yes’ card by Amelia Flower, a luxury ‘Perfect Match’ card by À L’aise, or a botanical ‘Congrats’ card by Natalie Lea Owen. Shop greeting cards for weddings here.

Cards for the wedding season

O-Rings for bag-making and macrame

O-rings are useful for bag and belt-making and macrame! Available in two sizes – 25mm and 50mm – and silver or antique finishes, these o-rings are perfect for your next macrame or bag project. You can make your own modern macrame plant hanger with this tutorial by Susana Cunha, and shop our o-rings here.

O-Rings for bag-making and macrame

Create Your Own Stationery with Nancy Straughan

In this special paper craft workshop taught by Nancy Straughan, you will learn techniques to personalise your own greetings cards, envelopes and paper to create a beautiful collection of designed stationery. You’ll take away a collection of handmade greetings cards, envelopes, gift tags and loose paper sheets to give to loved ones or decorate your home. Find out more and book your place here.

Create Your Own Stationery with Nancy Straughan

Special offer

Rico Linea Botanica has been added to the Sale section at 40% off! This lovely, soft 3-ply yarn is spun from organic wool and dyed with natural herbal colouring. Find it in the shop here!

Rico Linea Botanica has been added to the Sale section at 40% off!

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