Barbara and Stephen Kessel, the new owners of Sew Creative based at Wroxham Barns, are celebrating growing interest in the patchwork and quilting workshops that they offer. The current crop of workshops is fully booked and there was a queue outside the shop when bookings opened for the autumn series earlier this month. Sew Creative has a new shop combined with a course room used exclusively for the patchwork and quilting workshops.
The autumn series runs from September to December – many of the workshops are already full. A new mother and daughter course has proved particularly popular, booking up very quickly. Spaces are still available on new dressmaking courses, embroidery taster sessions and a two-day Christmas special on September 26 and 27, making table mats and runners (non Christmas fabrics also welcome). Two sewing machine demonstration days are being planned for October 8 and 9 and there will be a children’s activity week, ‘activities for the next generation of crafters’, during October half term, as well as a week of Christmas Crafts from December 12 to 17.
Barbara Kessel said: "We are absolutely delighted with the welcome that we have received from customers since opening the new shop in April. The shop is also next door to Wroxham Barns award-winning restaurant café, making it easy for visitors to enjoy a coffee or lunch.”
“We are greatly encouraged by the popularity of our courses and workshops and are delighted with the response to our autumn programme. We will definitely be discussing other ideas for activities with our customers.”
Sew Creative is also offering a new scissors and kitchen knife sharpening service.
For more information about Sew Creative tel. 01603 781665, www.sewcreativequilts.co.uk.
Wroxham Barns, 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.