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  • 2018 21 Aug

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    INTRODUCING PLAY WITH CLAY MCR

    • Aug 21, 2018

    We are delighted to be collaborating with Play with Clay Mcr aka Soph Boobyer & Charlie Manthorp (chatting away in the below, probably talking about how muddy amazing clay is).

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  • 2018 15 Aug

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - AUGUST 18

    • Aug 15, 2018

    Angela has been very busy since attending our Learn to Sew and Introduction to Curtain and Blind Making workshops. She made these stunning curtains for her holiday let in Coniston and has more sewing based business opportunities on the horizon.

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  • 2018 17 Jul

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - JULY 18

    • Jul 17, 2018

    Emma-Lee is certainly a worthy Ministry Makes winner, on a roll; she went home and made this amazing cat eye dress straight after attending our Stretch Top workshop in the morning.

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  • 2018 14 Jun

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - JUNE 18

    • Jun 14, 2018

    Fiona has put her own twist on the make-up bag we teach on our Introduction to Sewing course, she has a natural flair for sewing and tells her story below.

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  • 2018 13 Jun

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    MINISTRYMAKES - JUNE 18

    • Jun 13, 2018

    In preparaion for a new wrap around skirt workshop, I made this skirt using fabric from Dashwood Studios, Cotton Meadow in Navy. The fabric was great to sew with and the weight was perfect. I drafted the pattern from scractch using 3 identical skirt sections sewn together (back, front and a front underwrap). I then drafted a waistband, again using 3…

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  • 2018 16 May

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - MAY 18

    • May 16, 2018

    Sarah certainly has the sewing bug since attending our 4-week Introduction to Sewing course in Chorlton. On completion, she moved onto our 4-week Develop your Sewing Skills course and also our A-line skirt workshop at Fred Aldous where she made the amazing cord skirt.

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  • 2018 12 Apr

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    MINISTRYMAKES - APRIL 18

    • Apr 12, 2018

    I've been dying to try out this Lisette (B6168) pattern from Butterick for a long time. I really liked all the extra detail in the design around the neck, waist and cross over. I was not sure how the gathers over the waistline would look on me so this was a bit of a gamble.

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  • 2018 23 Mar

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    FABRIC FRIDAY!-MARCH

    • Mar 23, 2018

    We have just received our first delivery of DASHWOOD and SEVENBERRY fabrics from Anbo Textiles. I have had my eye on their collections for while as they work with some exciting designers producing quality fabrics at a middle of the range price.

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  • 2018 11 Mar

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - MARCH 18

    • Mar 11, 2018

    Christine attended our Sew Social workshop and made this incredible vintage Vogue dress (V8999). The dress required a mere 6m of fabric! Christine made a head start before the class by cutting out and sewing together all of the many panels in the skirt, just leaving an opening for a side zip.

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  • 2018 16 Jan

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    CHRISTINE'S STORY

    • Jan 16, 2018

    Christine has now attended 3 workshops with us and we are so glad she has shared her story below with us. It really goes to show how sewing can have a very positive effect on your well-being, you can follow Christine's project on Instagram @Anti_Hermit_Plan.

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