Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Make It @ Glagow

A couple of weeks ago, during my routine visit to Glasgow, I met up with the lovely Ashley who is the creator and owner of Make It. You may have heard about them in the sewing press, Ashley, who has always loved to create and make, set up her sewing cafe and workshops... and generally very gorgeous studio space towards the end of 2010, and it has gone from strength to strength. Behind this door, is a wonderful space to be inspired and support to help you with your ideas and projects.

Ashley, seen here, has always loved sewing and crafts, and says "but found it time-consuming and uncomfortable to cut patterns and fabric on the living room floor. We figured other budding stitches might have exactly the same problem so we set up a space to work on your own projects and have some fantastic coffee and cake at the same time." and Make It was born!

You can't help, but feel at home the minute you walk in. There is a big working table for cutting out projects and clean and tidy sewing machine area (with of course Janome machines)...

and a comfortable sofa area to enjoy a cuppa and cake, or do a bit of hand stitching or knitting.

You can hire an area to work on your own projects, they charge £5 for one hour, £7.50 for two or £10 for three including use of the cutting space, dress forms, press and the other bits and pieces of sewing equipment. They have sharp cutting scissors, pins, coloured thread and chalk available too. If sewing's not your thing, there's also have a Singer double bed knitting machine and an Ashford Traveller spinning wheel on site too.

If your not ready to work on your own projects, Make It also run regular sewing workshops and classes, from Basic Sewing Techniques, Learn to Knit & crochet to making a skirt or apron.

To find out more information on Make It, using their sewing cafe or workshops, check out their website, or why not follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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