Hello everyone, Welcome to Bits & Bobs’ Blog for May/June
This year is rolling on and it is getting warmer and lighter in the evenings which is always good for crafting!
As always, there’s lots going on here and to tell you about:
‘KEEPING THE KNOWLEDGE ALIVE’ (our motto)
Things to learn
There are always workshops and classes going on here and at the end of this Blog is our latest list.
New classes this time include:
Sat 16th June Introduction to Mosaics – with Irene (pictured below) £20 pp
Various dates – Have A Go For A Tenner – this series of classes is aimed at beginners who perhaps want to try something before they set themselves up with all the equipment and materials. These classes include Textiles (pictured left), Decoupage and Card Making (pictured below). All materials included. Different ones each month.
Separate information on sewing and quilting available on our website.
Our regular classes include:
Introduction to Crochet, Tunisian Crochet and Scrumble Crochet, Getting the Best From Your Sewing Machine, and Have A Go For a Tenner (various Crafts).
Did you know we sell a large range of crafting accessories and materials to go with all our workshops? We specialise in quilting, sewing, needlefelting, embroidery, art and papercraft supplies, as well as knitting and crochet. Our staff are really knowledgeable too so we try to give good advice where possible.
If you have a group of friends and would like a private lesson (or party) we can usually arrange that too. We call these classes ‘Ladies Wot Craft’ (not specific to a single gender!).
If you would like to book or find out more about our workshops and courses, then please call in or phone us 01305 773966. We ask for payment in full in advance to reserve your place and to enable us to provide the materials. Terms and Conditions apply see our website for full details just follow this link: https://www.bitsandbobscrafts.co.uk/workshops-training/
Weymouth Sewing Centre
Sewing machine not running right? Needs a clean and service? We can fix or repair most makes of Sewing
Machines. We charge £25 deposit for an initial check over and a balance payable according to type of machine eg
mechanical or digital and any parts needed. We have 2 fully trained Service Engineers and can usually turn it around
within a few days.
We are the local distributor and sales agents for both Singer and Brother and have a wide range of sewing machines
for every need. If you are looking for a new machine please pop in and see us (or check our machines on our website
for more information). Brother have an offer on most months so that’s worth checking out too! We can obtain
stock within 24 – 48 hours from a fully paid order. I offer a private lesson with teach you how to use your new
machine. Brother offer a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty and Singer offer a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Repairs and Renovations
Did you know we are the best place to bring your repairs to? We have a tailoress who can fix most things in a quick
turnaround time (subject to availability and workload). We offer to make things for you too. Why not pop in with
your torn jeans, curtains to be taken up or broken zip and we’ll see what we can do.
Discount cards are available to members of the following organisations:
- The Wyke Regis Horticultural Society
- The Hardy Quilters Association
- Local Women’s Institute groups
If you are a member of these organisations and would like to apply for a card please visit the shop. If you are part
of an organisation that could qualify then please contact me to discuss.
We continue to support Project Linus and if you have any quilts – finished or unfinished please drop them in to us
and we will see they get to Project Linus to distribute to a child in long stay hospital. We have a new special project
coming up soon – if you’re interested in taking part – please pop in.
Always wanted for upcycling and reusing: Clean unwanted products that can be upcycled, eg curtain rings,
embroidery threads, sequins, beads, buttons, wool items, fabric, metal coat hangers, and patterns.
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