Monday, 20 June 2011

A busy day in the Isle of Man!

Last week I had a flying visit to the Isle of Man... I was only there 24 hours and we worked all day to fit in as much as possible!

Joan's Wool and Craft opened in 1974 and is now ran by Joans' daughter, Christine. The shop has a mix of sewing and other crafts, including patchwork and quiliting, dress fabrics, haberdashery, knitting wool, craft kits and artists paints.... and of course, full range of Janome sewing machines.

In the morning we had a software training session for Digitizer MB and how to digitize lace, and using the Giga Hoop and Cloth Setter on the MC9700. We worked that hard, I forgot to take any photographs! After lunch we had a look at the Janome Horizon and a range of Janome accessories. Many of the staff at Joan's have Janome machines at home, but everyone wanted to have a go on the new Janome Horizon machine. Above I am demonstarting the new Quilt Binder Set, which allows you to quickly bind the edges of bulky quilts. Check out this blog post for more information on the Quilt Binder Set.

Once I ran through the features of the Horizon, it was time to get hands on and have a go! And no-one was disapointed!

While they were playing on the machine, I had a quick look round the shop.... full range of haberdashery and fabrics... and loads of other crafty goodies! Well worth a visit!!

Joan's Wools and Craft can be found in Village Walk in Onchan, there is a free car pack, so you can spend as long as you like having a look around.

For more information, have a look at their website here, a give them a call on 01624 626009.

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