Friday, 25 June 2010

Horizon Day in Ashby de la Zouch...

Fabulous Fabrics is a haven for dressmakers! This shop has everything you will need for dressmaking, from wool suiting's, summery retro prints, stretch lingerie laces... and all the trimmings you will want to match as well.
Alison Smith, the owner of Fabulous Fabrics, also runs Alison Victoria School of Sewing in the class rooms above the shop. She specialises in bridal, tailoring, corsetry and lingerie classes, and runs various classes to City and Guilds status. The shops has a wonderful "drapers" shop feel to it, and you will love having a mooch around the fabrics and trimmings.

On Thursday I ran a Horizon Test Drive for ladies who are thinking of buying our new machine, and everyone had a great time playing with the new stitches, and trying out all the wonderful features of this long arm quilting machine.

For more information on Fabulous Fabrics and Alison Victoria's Sewing School, click on the link below. or check them out on Facebook.

To find out if we are running an Horizon Project Day in your area... go to the Janome UK website by clicking the link below.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Fantastic window display I had to share with you!

I was visiting Glasgow last week, and while I was doing some retail therapy on late night shopping on Thursday evening.. I walked past this fantastic shop display in All Saints window on Buchanan Street.
The whole window is full from top to bottom with old, vintage metal body machines! They are bolted together and the effect is just breath taking! So many people were stopping to look at the display and I was hearing comments like... that's just like my old granny's machine... my mum just to have one like that!
The weather was so sunny and I could only take photographs on my mobile phone, so it might be difficult to see the machines with the reflection on the glass.

But, what a fantastic display! So, if you are in Glasgow over the coming weeks... go and have a look! I'm sure you will enjoy it!

Friday, 11 June 2010

Janome supports English Couture @ Syston, Leicester

Last Saturday, English Couture Company had there grand opening at their new location in Syston, Leicestershire. The company founded to keep home dressmakers & professionals alike supplied with all the best interlinings & trimmings available. The company is run by Michelle Pye & she draws on all of her experience in the tailoring & dressmaking trades to keep the company well stocked.
Michelle has been teaching a wide range of dressmaking, tailoring, bra making & general sewing courses courses for twelve years at various locations in the East Midlands. The new premises have a dedicated class room above the shop, and Janome are supporting Michelle, and have supplied several 6600p and 6234xl overlockers for her students to use.

For more information on the English Couture Company and Michelle's course's and workshops, check out her website below.

For more information on Janome 66oop and the 6234xl click the link below...

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Horizon Day @ D C Nutt in Walsall

David Nutt, from Bloxwich, is a great supporter of Janome machines, and today we ran an Horizon Test Drive in his dedicated class room above the shop. The ladies really enjoyed the chance to have a "hands on play" with the machine and a chance to try all the lovely stitches. A few ladies loved it so much... they had to take one home with them!
David stocks the full range of Janome machines and runs regular sewing classes, check out his website for more information.

For Horizon Test Drives in your area, check out Janome Events page....

Friday, 4 June 2010

Test Drive of the new Horizon @ Bambers Sewing Machines

Last week Bambers Sewing Machines in Eccles ran a Test Drive day on the Horizon 7700QCP. This was a chance for ladies who are thinking of buyer the machine to have a "hands on" session and Test Drive the machine, as you would Test Drive a new car!
The Horizon has lots of wonderful features, such as the adjustable knee lift you can see below,

and the huge clear extension table for supporting your quilt when you are sewing.
The new Play Stitches look beautiful when stitched out using the Janome Border Guide Foot (this foot is included with the Horizon 7700QCP), and the ladies just fell in love with the little bobbin of thread and dress form embroidery stitch!

Bambers run various sewing workshops, from regular quilting groups to special millinery and bag making classes. Check out their website for more information.

For more information on Horizon Test Drives in your area, check out the Janome Events page below.