Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Sew Creative at Wroxham Barns (Norfolk) Changes Hands

Sew Creative, the patchwork and quilting specialist based at Wroxham Barns has changed hands. Sylvia Graham who had been at Wroxham Barns for 11 years has retired. Barbara and Stephen Kessel, who have moved to Norfolk from Cambridgeshire, now run the business.

Stephen explained: "We have crafts in the blood; Barbara has always been a keen needle worker and enjoyed other crafts, my hobbies are woodwork and model making. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to take over from Sylvia, who has built up a very loyal customer base, many of whom travel from all over East Anglia and further afield to visit Sew Creative. We aim to offer the same personal service."

Barbara added: "We will continue to offer Sew Creative’s popular patchwork and quilting courses and plan to introduce new courses on Saturday mornings and family activities in the summer holidays."

Sew Creative has swapped units with Wroxham Barns’ Country Food Store (now called The Pantry). The unit now has level access from the golf course side of the building and is in the same block as the room used for patchwork and quilting courses.

Barbara and Stephen used to live in Warboys near Huntingdon. "We have been regular visitors to Norfolk over the years and last autumn moved to Mundesley," said Barbara. "Just a month later we found out that Sylvia Graham wanted to retire and visited her in the old shop. We were delighted with what we found and have achieved our dream to run a crafts business."

For more information about Sew Creative tel. 01603 781665, http://www.sewcreativequilts.co.uk/.

Wroxham Barns, http://www.wroxhambarns.co.uk/, tel. 01603 783762, is open daily 10am to 5pm, 10 miles from Norwich, take A1151 to Wroxham then follow brown and white tourist signs for 1.5miles on the Tunstead road. Free parking.