The Singer Shop in Darlington is long established and been the centre for sewing in the local area for years.Owned and ran by Mum Joan and Son Stuart, in the last year the whole building has had a complete re-refurbishment. See my earlier post about how much the building has been renovated.
The light and airy shop has plenty of space to show you lots of Sewing Machines, Janome of course, also a huge selection of haberdashery, sewing accessories and patchwork fabrics.
The rooms above the shop have been converted into a boutique Guest House, The Old Tailor, namely so, as the premises used to be used as a Tailors Workshop many moons ago. When the renovation where taking place, Stuart and Joan tried to save as many original features as possible, so not to lose the character of the building. Not only are the rooms above a Guest House, but during the day, the large kitchen / dining area becomes a classroom for running sewing workshops. Plan are to run residential courses, so you everything will be under one roof. The class programme starts in September, and places are filling up fast!
For more information on the Singer Sewing Shop and buying sewing machines, habby, fabrics etc, follow this link to UK Sewing Website and Facebook page.
For The Old Tailor Guest House, see their website and Facebook page.
For the sewing workshops and other classes ran in the old tailors rooms, follow this link to www.wakeymakey