Save the Date

Upcoming Events and Blog Series

Blog / 6 September 2015

We’ve got so many exciting things happening over the next few months and to make sure you don’t miss out on anything have your diary at the ready….there are some important dates to be saved!

Thread….A Festival of Textiles

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September

We are going on the road! Come and visit our mini g&g shop at this lovely textiles festival. We will be there with a selection of our best indie sewing patterns, fabrics, tools and notions, gift ideas and mini projects.

I’m also teaching a purse workshop on the Saturday morning too (booking details can be found in this link)

Sew Your Own Style Events with Nicky Hawkes

Monday 5th October and Thursday 12th November 7.30-9.30pm. Booking essential.

Have you ever fallen in love with the latest sewing pattern but never been sure if it will actually suit you?

For this special event we've teamed up with local Style Consultant Nicky Hawkes. She will share her expertise to give you top tips regarding which styles and shapes and fabric patterns are flattering for your body and face shape.....don’t worry, it’s nothing like the TV shows. ...there are no 360 degree mirrors or getting undressed!

We’ve got two sessions each with a different focus on finding the styles, shapes and colours to individually suit you.

They take place on Monday 5th October and Thursday 12th November from 7.30-9.30pm. Each session costs £15 and if you book both sessions you get 10% off! (just click on the highlighted text to see the full details).

I’ve got a mini style consultation with Nicky next week which I’m really looking forward too so I’ll let you know how it goes!

Sew Saturday

Saturday 17th October All Day - Free to come along

As part of the SEW Home and Style Magazine national campaign to raise awareness of local fabric shops, we are joining in the festivities with a special day of ‘Make and Take’ Workshops in the studio, tea and cake and lots of special offers in the shop!

I’m really proud to be part of the indie sewing shop community and really appreciate all the support that our customers give us when they are lots of other choices out there.

This exciting day will take place on Saturday 17th October and I’ll release details of the ‘Make and Take’ Workshop closer to the time.
They will be fun simple and quick to make projects, suitable for all ages and you can pop in and out during the day.

Sew Brum Blogger Meet up

Saturday 31st October All day - Free to sign up

This is your chance to meet up with fellow bloggers and sewing enthusiasts for a day of fabric shopping, craft markets, fabric and pattern swop, an awesome raffle and special demonstrations!

It's organised by the lovely Charlotte from the blog, English Girl At Home (you can sign up on her blog). After meeting up in Birmingham city centre to check out the rag markets and central fabric shops, you'll come out to lovely Moseley to visit the monthly farmers and craft market and hang out in the studio here at guthrie & ghani for tea, cake and general sewing chatter!

Last years event was a huge success to we hope you can join us this year too!

Lutterloh Demonstration Evening with Ralph Lutterloh

Tuesday 3rd November 7-9pm Free Entry

Find out how this amazing system of creating sewing patterns to your own specific body dimensions works - no matter what your proportions you are!
Invented by Ralph's Grandmother in the 1930's, it uses the Golden Rule Principle to take a key body measurements and then scale different sewing pattern designs to your body dimensions.

Join us for a FREE demonstration evening where you will see how the system works in practice using a simple bodice pattern.

Learn about the special manual with over 280 designs and the simple equipment you need to make your own patterns – a special measuring tape, designer curve and drafting paper.

It really is fascinating and you won’t believe it until you see it!

This event will take place on Tuesday 3rd November between 7pm -8.30pm and is free to attend. Tea and Cake will be provided too of course!
Please register your interest online or by calling the shop so we can cater for the right numbers.

Christmas party night

Thursday 3rd December 6.30pm - 8.30pm

More details on this to follow but we have marked Thursday 3rd December for our Christmas Party Shopping Evening. We will of course have plenty of Mulled wine, mince pies and festive cheer on the go! I'll see if Santa is available to pop by this year too!

Blog Series

After the popularity of the Summer Dress Season Blog Series back in July I’ve got two new exciting series planned for the coming months.

If you are looking for Christmas present ideas then the ‘Let’s Make Christmas’ Blog Series will be just the ticket! Each week during October I’ll be sharing with you some great ideas and tutorials for making simple presents that your family and friends will love!

Coming up in November is the Party Wear Blog Series! Each week I’ll share a different idea for making fancy smanchy party wear! I’ll be focusing on separates – so mostly tops and a skirt or two as well! That means you’ll be able to whip a new outfit up in a jiffy ready for Christmas Party Time!