the Sewing Bee watch part II (it might be over, but we're still sewing)

(259 Posts)

I thought I'd better start a new thread so that we don't lose it!

Original part here...

Background - flubba got excited by The Great British Sewing Bee and we all piled in too grin

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Tue 17-Dec-13 11:30:31

I want to be able to sit around a table with Patrick like minded friends and craft and chat. [sigh]

LatteLady Tue 17-Dec-13 15:51:48

I have to organise the WI Craft group for 2014... I am in the planning stages. It seems like they want to do everything (well they will be missing out on cross stitch!) We are starting with a t-shirt customisation in January, fabric paints, fancy stitching, freehand embroidery, applique and something rather exciting with a pair of scissors is the way I am going!

We will be knitting, dressing a child around the world, making etui boxes, patchwork, crochet, creating a decoupage box, wet felting, to say nothing of my plans for next Christmas, embroidery... perhaps a spot of smocking even. You should see my planning book, I am lining up a few good speakers too, I wonder if May is free....

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Tue 17-Dec-13 16:19:20

Are you, perhaps, living out your crafty fantasies through the WI? smile

CanYouKeepASecret2 Tue 17-Dec-13 16:46:57

Is there any chance you are near me LatteLady, as I'd love to join a WI with that much craft focus? (Cambridgeshire)

LatteLady Tue 17-Dec-13 17:29:46

Sorry CanYou, I am on the Essex Coast but we are a brand new WI. You could always at your own, we already have a wait list as we have 120 members!

And Soupie, if it was my fantasy we would be making hats <scribbles furiously in her book>

LatteLady Tue 17-Dec-13 17:32:40

Oops meant to type start yr own <gives phone the evil eye>

Maybe we should start Mumsnet crafty bees....

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Tue 17-Dec-13 17:59:37

My local WIs all seem to be filled with older ladies.

neddle Thu 19-Dec-13 23:05:36

My mum wants to buy me some sewing stuff for christmas, but I'm not sure what to get.
I was thinking about some different needles and presser feet, but which ones would I get most use out of?
I've been sewing small things so far andstarting on clothing. I've seen sets of 10 or 15 on ebay but not sure if they're any good?

DeWe Sat 21-Dec-13 19:54:22

I've just made dd2 (age 10yo) a Christmas dress. She told me it was "quite old fashioned".

It's a glorious blue, with little reindeer and santa all over, and I used a Daisy Kingdom pattern, enlarged and changed in some areas, with trim that looked like snowballs, and star button fastenings. She wore it to school for Christmas dress up day.

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