Off to a flying start

Yesterday, we delivered the first items of 2019 (a set of three cushion covers) and walked away with an order for another four! Thanks Lesley.

This was following on from two meetings on Friday to discuss new client requirements for a statement piece Stofa for a hallway and a revamp on a set of eight fantastic 1960’s dining chairs. We can’t wait to get started on them. Will just have to be patient and wait for the fabric to arrive first. Better keep busy doing other things … like some CPD up at The Ministry of Upholstery. Small Queen Anne footstool or large deep-buttoned footstool, anyone?

First delivery of the new year. Piped and zipped cushion cover to coordinate with existing furnishing.

Last chance before Christmas …

… to come and make a fabric bottle bag. Giving a boozy gift? Make it look extra special and give it in a hand-made gift bag of your own design. 

This Saturday, 15 December 2018, from 1pm, Debs will be at Peak District Yarns teaching how to make a bespoke bottle bag. You get to choose your fabric and thread, and Debs will guide you through the process from selecting complementary fabric, lining and thread, to how to control the machine and create a gift wrap you can be proud of.

No booking is required – just turn up at the shop and have a go.

Cost is £10 for your first bag and instruction. Additional bags are £6 each to cover the materials.

Contact Debs on 07867 760900 if you have any questions, or email her


Five accomplished students

What a fantastically productive weekend it has been. Five students learning how to make fabric bottle bags, and they did an amazing job! We used our new Janome machines to enable them to create beautiful wrapping for personal gifts for Christmas. Loads of choices of fabrics tastefully mixed to produce stylish products.

Busy at work making her first bag

Ethical washing up

I have decided to use my sewing skills to try and reduce the amount of plastic we use as a family, so have made these. Eco friendly pan scrubbers from loofah and old cotton towels. Will let you know if they work. Wish me luck!