Sunday, 14 September 2014

New Fabric HQ Shop Launch!

It's the moment we've been waiting for - introducing Fabric HQ's new home! A massive thank you to Sarah Greer for the stunning photos.


We are TOTALLY in love with our beautiful new space.  It's so light and absolutely huge compared to the space we've had to date.

At last we have all 700 + bolts of fabric in one place and the room to increase our offering of patterns, haberdashery and notions.
Our massive new cutting table can be raised and lowered, providing oodles of space for workshops and The Sewcial.
But most of the time we'll have plenty of space at Make HQ - our very own studio space where all our classes will be held from now on.  This is seriously exciting - we've been waiting for the day when we can finally say au revoir to full-on battles with village hall trestle tables!
There's even plenty of space for a snuggly beat up old sofa where you can take a break from sewing or browsing in the shop, grab a cuppa and flick through a mag or book for a little stitching inspiration... and look at the amazing Make HQ Studio logo designed for us by the brilliant Sarah Lapham.  Loving those scissors! 
We can't wait to get started on our program of Autumn stitching designed to cover a wide range of sewing projects and cater for all levels of experience. See the Classes page on our blog and the website for more info and to book your place.  We kick off the season with Emma May's fantastic Roman Blind two part workshop this Tuesday 16th September at 7.30pm.  Only two places left at this class!
Thanks to everyone who came along to our launch party on Thursday evening.  We were totally blown away by how many people turned up and overwhelmed by all the well wishes: there were cards, so many bunches of flowers, beautiful home grown dahlias, home baked treats and general excitement from everyone who came along and also from many who couldn't make it but wanted to wish us well anyway. Special thanks go to all the friends and family who helped get us in and ready for the launch.  Too many to thank here - you know who you are xx
Thanks to Jen for the amazing pincushion cake pops (how did we not get a photo of them!) as well as the gift of her totally brilliant sewing themed cupcakes.
Talking of gifts, congratulations to all those who came along and won our bags of sewing related goodies filled with fabric stacks kindly donated by Dashwood Studio amongst other things.


Poor Daniya spent a nervous minute searching for her winning ticket ...

which was found, at last!

Our time in the shop on Friday and Saturday was filled with arrivals of yet more well-wishers, new customers who'd been hotly awaiting our opening and lots of tired smiles from the two of us.  At last, at long, long last, Fabric HQ and the Make HQ studio are open for business. Can't wait to show you all around.


  1. Hi. Can't wait to visit your new home. When are you open?

    1. Hi Hilary, we're open Monday to Friday 10-2pm and the first and third Saturday each month 10-2pm. Hope to see you soon!