We had a lovely festive evening last Friday night at Sew Sociable.
Our special guest was Gill from Soft Touch Arts who told us about this great Leicester based charity and the current fundraising project they are running. The project is to make bunting from abandoned and broken umbrellas with an aim to create a length long enough to line New Walk by April 2016.
Naturally we love a bit of sewing so everyone got stuck into cutting out and sewing bunting onto tape.
The great thing about bunting made from umbrellas is that its weather proof!
Its also lovely and bright!
I don’t have exact figures but by the end of the evening team Sew Sociable had made around 50 metres of bunting, which I think is a pretty good contribution.
Gill helped us pick three winners for the sewing hamper raffle prizes…
and three very worthy winners claimed their prizes!
Lots of people took part in our secret Santa, by the end of the evening Santa’s sack was bulging with goodies.
Santa Sarah took charge of the sack of pressies.
Along with all this excitement we still managed to squeeze in announcing a new challenge!
For those that missed it and would like to take part the challenge is to design and create a 5″ square pin cushion. It has to be made from textiles, but that covers a whole arrays of possibilities, so let your imagination go wild. The pin cushion needs to submitted at the February event. Sarah from Crafty Sew & So will be displaying the pin cushions in her new shop window between this event and the March event. At the March event Sarah will be choosing a winner and awarding a Crafty Sew & So prize.
The March event will be the first event at our new venue The Globe pub. Full details of changes to Sew sociable events are published in the monthly newsletters as well as at the event on the noticeboard.
The month ahead will be the first event of the New year so we are kick starting the crafting. Come along with unfinished projects or kits perhaps received at Christmas and sew them socially. We will also have fat quarter, pattern and sewing book swap tables as well as an intro to overlocking – (should you have been lucky enough to have an overlocker for Christmas).
We hope you have a very happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you next year at the events.