We had a lovely start to the festive season last Friday at Sew Sociable with a mini workshop night. There was a great choice of workshops and skills to try. Cherry from Merrimans vintage Jamboree gave us the opportunity to make a rag wreath from pieces of wool felt in beautiful shades of green.
Sparkly ribbons, baubles and silver frosted fir cones added all the right elements for Christmas.
The finished results looked wonderful.
Tracy Corns prepared a workshop to make a fun Santa mat which was ultimately personalised with a short phrase and child’s name.
There was a choice of refreshment patches for your mat.
And a chance to play with different stitches on some super sewing machines.
I’m pretty sure Santa will welcome his refreshments served up on one of these lovely mats!
Jane Tuck was on hand with a pretty snow flake design cross stitch kit, which once stitched she showed how to turn into a pretty fragrant tree decoration.
The finished result looked and smelt gorgeous.
Tori organised a free style tree decoration workshop, with lots of bits and templates a chance to get creative.
And Lisa from Get Smitten bought a whole array of beautiful vintage fabric, trims and festive kits for sale.
The month ahead, Decembers event will be earlier in the month on 11th December. We will be hearing from Gill from the charity Soft Touch and getting stuck in to a bunting making project for the charity. We will also be drawing our Christmas raffle and running a secret Santa.
Hope to see you there. Julia