Summer sewing in February
5 fabulous years at The Ropewalk
Fashion and Nature at the V&A
Colleagues at my business group often comment on how quiet January is after the run-up to Christmas. Happily, we buck the trend because January has flashed past with workshops and courses booked up and lots of fabulous sewing projects on the go. A number of new sewers joined in January, thank you, I’m looking forward to our sewing adventure together.
In the last newsletter, I brought you news of my new JWCT Programme to replace the withdrawn City & Guilds courses.
Starting a new course is exciting but with an element of worry about whether anyone will actually want to book onto it. I am delighted that both the Monday and weekend sessions are fully booked with a total of 12 very enthusiastic sewers.
If you missed the course this time around or weren’t ready to start, the next block of tuition starts in September for four months. For more information have a look at janewhitetuition.co.uk or get in touch.
If January has gone in a flash so has the past five years!
I moved into The Ropewalk on the 1st February 2013 after working from village halls and home for a number of years. I became an expert at packing the car and setting up tables but, with the limitations of availability and space, (not to mention my house packed to the rafters) I couldn’t offer the range of courses I wanted to and did, at one stage, consider closing the business and doing something else.
However, I was lucky enough to be offered a studio and thought I’ll give it a go for six months. Five years on and a move into a bigger space, I have the most amazing time with you lovely sewers who make it all happen. I can’t imagine doing anything else and I know I am lucky to do something I love.
Thank you to everyone who has come along and my thanks to the staff at The Ropewalk for their hard work and support.
If you are thinking of signing up for a workshop or course you are very welcome to pop into the studio for a chat and have a look round The Ropewalk galleries, shop and cafe.
As always, if I can help at all with your sewing please just get in touch.