Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Horizon Project Workshop @ Couling Sewing Machines in Lincoln

Couling Sewing Machines is a true family business.
Alan has been in the sewing machine trade for over forty years and established his own business in 1982. Carol, his wife, is a fully trained demonstrator and offers free tuition on all machines bought in the shop. A few years ago, their son, Steven joined the family business, and has full engineer training... and of course, plenty of machines to gain experience on! Today, we ran a Test Drive workshop, for ladies who are thinking of purchasing the Janome Horizon 7700QCP. Alan couldn't help seeing what the ladies were making...

And Carol used the chance to spend some time on the machine, and make a lovely sample for the shop!
All the ladies had a wonderful time... and some enjoyed it that much... they had to order the machine there and then!

For more information on Couling Sewing Machines, please click the link below,
To find an Horizon Test Drive in your area, have a look at the link below,

Saturday, 4 September 2010

White Rose Sewing & Craft Centre with Horn Cabinets and Janome

White Rose Sewing and Craft Centre was established in 1979 is a friendly, family run sewing machine business based in Harrogate and Wetherby.
They are main stockists for Janome and Horn sewing machine cabinets in the area, and have a wide range of machine spares and accessories together with haberdashery, knitting wool, cross stitch & card making products.
Phil, who can be seen on the left on the photo below, is happy to service and repair all makes of sewing machine and offers a comprehensive service to schools and colleges in the region.
For more information on White Rose Sewing and Craft Centre, please see their website link below,

Horn cabinets are a fabulous use of space in your sewing room, and their is a perfect design for all your sewing needs and budgets. David, from Horn Cabinets, on the right in the above photo, is demonstrating the fantastic Horn air-lifter... which is just a magic way of of storing and lifting your machine! Check out their website for more information,

Harrogate Quilt Exhibition with White Rose Sewing & Craft Centre

The first wekend in September is the annual Harrogate Quilt Show and this year, for a change, the weather was beautiful! Visitors had the chance to sit outside and soak up the last rays of sunshine for summer 2010! I was working with Phil from White Rose Sewing and Craft centre, who has a shop in both Harrogate and Wetherby. We had a display of Janome machines, and Phil also had a selection of Horn cabinets for customers to see close up as well.

Sandra, (with me in photo below) who loves Janome machines and has been a long time customer of White Rose, took the opportunity to take a look at the new Janome Horizon... and who knows... she might add it to her collection!
For more information on White Rose Sewing and Craft Centre, see their website from the link below,