Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • THREAD....a festival of Textiles!

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    We are busy preparing for Thread this week - it's a new show for us and we're excited at the prospect of visting Surrey and seeing inside the beautiful Farnham Maltings.

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    Taking place on Friday 26th Sept 12pm-6pm and Saturday 27th Sept 10am- 5pm in lovely Farnham, Thread will appeal to all creatives. You can browse the many stalls and add to your stash or be inspired by fellow crafters and get stuck in to one of the many workshops. Our fabulous tutor Gen is teaching this lined zip pouch workshop on Saturday at 11am.

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    There are talks,, book signings and lots of exhibitors selling fabrics, haberdashery and handcrafted textiles, so clear the diary and come and say hello!

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    'Thread' Tickets £5 in advance or £7.50 on the door.

  • Our Remnant Day is nearly here!

    All the Ray Stitchers are busy, busy, busy! Sorting through piles of vintage patterns, hundreds and hundreds of lovely old buttons,  fascinating bits of haberdashery and literally MOUNTAINS of gorgeous fabric. There'll be plenty of Ray Stitch stock reduced on sale day but this sale is mostly about the amazing collection of one-off dressmaking pieces we have collected and must now let go.

    Most of the fabrics were cut 20 -30 years ago as 'dress lengths' or 'suit lengths' but never used for their purpose and stashed away by lifelong sewers who sadly never got round to making up those wished for garments. Far from being old and musty, the pieces have been kept beautifully - most of them wrapped and labelled - there are beautiful quality silks, wools, brocades, chiffon, crepe de chine, Liberty prints - some with their 1980's sales tickets on!

    Please come down if you can. This really is a one-off sale and - much as we would love to - Ray Stitch will never be able to offer this variety of fabrics and vintage patterns again....

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  • SEWING SCHOOL STORIES - MEET DALLAS.