It's true... although I'm mad about wool these days I still have a big passion for sewing and fabrics.
Today I wanted to introduce the Exeter Sewing Machine Centre.
I went there late last week, where I met Fiona Pullen for her book launch. The shop it's self is a quaint building full to the brim, like an Aladdin's cave of sewing treasures.
On the ground floor, as you enter you can find all the sewing machines you will ever need, as well as all of the bits to maintain them and the repairs services too... I'm a big fan of Janome machines, so it's a great comfort to know that this place has everything I need (or the ability to order it!) The staff seemed super friendly and knowledgeable... I did test them to see if they had specific parts of my Janome embellisher and they knew what I needed straight away. I guess that's what you expect from a business that has been running in Exeter since the 1940s!
Turning into the main shop area I was hit by a wall of ribbons and trimmings... I do love a wall of sewing threads stacked in colourful rainbows! There are also some lovely sewing patterns and books there too.
It was busy when I was there because of the book launch, so I asked the best way to find fabrics, to which I was ushered downstairs into a lovely basement area, full of cute prints and other great base fabrics.
Journeying up inside the building I came to the first floor, where I think they usually host the classes they put on, of which there is quite a choice... I love that they lined the walls of the stairwell and window sills with kits and class materials... I adored the old push sewing machine... my mum had one and I've always loved them.
If you are local, or fancy a day out in Exeter, then I recommend visiting this sewing haven.
Here's where to find them: http://www.exetersewing.co.uk/
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Have a wonderful day... Sara x
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