Tucked away in the Charing Cross area of Glasgow is a light-filled sewing studio called The Stitchery.
They run some day and evening classes there, but you can also pay just to sit and sew using their overlockers and sewing machines. Kerry organised a day and time so that we could sit happily together for 4 hours and sew! We paid a wee bit extra and had a catered lunch too.
There is ample space for 10 sewing machines as well as extra tables and floor space for cutting, lunch and overlocking.
You can also bring along your own machine if you prefer, but it is three flights of stairs to tackle, as Katy can attest to!
|see that cardboard box down there?|
That's the ground floor!
As I would be using a fancy new machine that I was unfamiliar with, I decided to take along a patchwork task as well as a cut out skirt, and I am glad I did. I preferred doing some plain, straight stitching as learning about a new machine took a bit more time than I had expected. Not finished yet, but I will post about what I'm making another time.
It was really nice to catch up with some of the blog writers that I read and to see what they are up to lately.
|Hazel who writes Disaster in a Dress, me, and Katy from The Littlest Thistle|
|Kerry who writes Kestrel Makes and Jen|
(If you know Jen's blog, please let me know in the comments)
|Elaine from What Diana Did Next, Alison who writes Heavenly Handmades |
and Amy from Boldly Gold
Some of us brought along a few things for swapping, and anything unwanted was left behind at the studio as a gift for any new sewing students.
Sewing with others was a very different experience compared to sewing in silence at home, but the camaraderie and shared interests was really fun and well worth the travel to Glasgow. Such a difference to talk about the nuances of sewing and the world of sewing bloggers and to be immediately understood. I would definitely do this again.