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Announcing the #SewEssentialMeet

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Who doesn’t love a good sewing blogger meet-up? There is nothing better than the opportunity to meet up with likeminded crafters and shop, chatter and eat copious amounts of cake!

With this in mind, I’m pleased to share with you today that the lovely Samantha of Crafternoon Tea Hostess and I have joined forces with the ladies from Sew Essential to host a blogger meet-up at Sew Essential HQ in South Derbyshire near Ashby de la Zouch on Sunday 10th April.

Here’s Lucy from Sew Essential to tell you more:

“The day will start at 11:30am with coffee, tea, pastries courtesy of Sew Essential and, if you wish, time for shopping in our Aladdin’s Cave (AKA warehouse) of goodies. We’ll then head upstairs to our showroom for some hand hoop embroidery (basic kit provided by Sew Essential), a demonstration of the new Husqvarna Epic embroidery machine for anyone who would like to see it in action (we’re not expecting anyone to buy one, but thought it may be of interest to see the Rolls Royce of embroidery machines!) and the opportunity to discuss Angela’s embroidery machine makes with the talented lady herself.

After much tea, chatter and craft we’ll head out for a vintage afternoon tea at the Lakeside bistro just around the corner at 3:30pm. Vintage table linen and china plus cakes, scones, sandwiches and endless tea and coffee in delightful surroundings with like minded crafty folk – what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?!

The fun doesn’t stop there though – we’re also putting together goody bags for our lovely attendees to take home and enjoy after the event!

Places are limited and we’ve had a lot of interest so please let me know if you would like to join us and secure your spot by  emailing me at Once I have a list of attendees I will contact you to arrange collection of a £10 deposit to confirm your place.

The afternoon tea is a total cost of £12.50 per person – £5 of your deposit will be paid towards your afternoon tea with the remaining £7.50 to be paid at the venue on the day. The other £5 of your deposit will be donated to charity and we will also have a raffle to raise further funds on the day.”

Thanks Lucy!

We’re really excited about what is shaping up to be a fabulous day. Places are very limited and are already filling up fast so if you are interested, please contact Lucy ASAP.

i look forward to seeing you there for a day packed with sewing fun!

Kat xx