On Saturday 01 March, Little Sis and I went, along with other stitchers, to the Sewing Directory Meet Up in Exeter.
|Meeting old and new sewing friends|
The meeting was organised by Fiona Pullen of The Sewing Directory and follows on from several successful sewing meets arranged by her during last year. As people arrived there were greetings of “it’s lovely to see you again” heard from several directions. I think most of the people there knew at least one other person, if not half a dozen!
Sewing and craft related gifts
Everyone received a complimentary bundle of sewing- and craft-related goodies to take home which included a retractable tape measure, a fabric marking pencil and a calendar, amongst other things.
The scramble for fabric!
Will Abakhan from abakhan.co.uk came along once more, this time with his girlfriend. He provided a lovely pile of fabric which everyone was invited to rummage in and take what they liked. Great fun was had by all as we rummaged amongst the fabrics!
Andrea hand stitching some applique
The idea for this meet was that there were several sewing experts available to help with any techniques that we might find difficult and we could call on them as necessary. In the meantime we worked on our own projects.
Hexagons were popular
Jo worked on her Dresden Plate
Jean also worked on some Dresden
Whilst Trash was busy with her Economy blocks
Here is Kerry chatting to Rosie
Will from Abakhan concentrating at the
Andrea and Little Sis are learning about
inserting zips from Pippa
A lovely skirt upcycled from
Will proudly putting his iPad in the
tablet cover he has just made
Look! It’s reversible!
This is Tina’s first attempt at
making a skirt!
Rosie’s first Economy Block
Will’s a superhero on the
Rosie applying binding to a
Trash’s cute koala Economy Block
I hope you have enjoyed this photo montage of our sewing day in Exeter. We had a lovely time and arrived back at Little Sis’s home absolutely exhausted. But it was well worth it!