Launched by home and style magazine Sew, this national campaign is designed to remind customers about the fantastic personal service provided by sewing stores across the country. And here in Newark, our very own Crafty Betty will be entering into the swing of things on Saturday 17 October with activities for stitchers of all ages and abilities.
From 2pm to 6pm, the studio in The Arcade will be the setting for everything from demonstrations, workshops and a raffle to free goodie bags, a craft fair and a Sewing Bee. Word is there’ll be cupcakes on offer too – how’s that for an added incentive?!
“We’re delighted to be taking part and looking forward to welcoming customers old and new on the day,” says Michelle Baker. “As part of the event we’re raising money for the Sam White Legacy, a local charity we actively support, so we’re hoping lots of people will come along to enjoy the afternoon with us.”
And on Saturday 17 October, the Girls Around Town will be hot-footing it down to Newark straight after the show to judge one of three competitions taking place, casting their eyes over entries in the Make a Patchwork Cushion category. And no doubt checking out those cupcakes too…
Meanwhile, to find out more about all three categories in the competition – as well as making a patchwork cushion, you can Sew an Aly Owl or Sew a Saturday Skirt – visit the website to download the free patterns for your entry.
The closing date for entries is Wednesday 30 September so get out your needles, thread and fabric and start stitching!