Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sewing Meet-Up: Brighton - Saturday 18th May 2013

Okay Ladies Spring is already offically upon us (even if Mother Nature has decided not to notice weather-wise!). And, it's a great time to Spring-Clean the decks and start as we mean to go on. With this in mind I'd like to host a meeting up in mid-May for sewists looking to de-stash their fabrics, patterns, notions etc. Come and join me to clear your unwanted items - give that book / magazine a new loving home, donate some thread that doesn't match your fabric, and find some lovely new & FREE treasures to your Springtime sewing with some fun! 

Image Source: Sewing Supplies, MP900439249

If like many (most?!) sewists you find that you spend too much time wading repeatedly through the same piles of fabric and patterns in your stash. Or, that you're always purchasing more fabric even though you've a box / cupboard / room full already (delete as appropriate!). Perhaps, when it comes to your sewing supplies you often find yourself feeling like you've "Too many clothes fabrics, and nothing to wear sew?" then maybe you've fallen out of love with some of your purchases. Let's share some of the sew-jo around and come along to Brighton to swap your old stuff for new-to-you stuff. That 'ol thing you no longer like may turn out to be someone else's treasure :)

                   Place: Brighton Rail Station - outside the WHSmith shop, next to the ticket-barriers
                   Date: Saturday 18th May 2013
                   Time: Meet-up from 11.30am till 12pm
                   Swap-a-thon: 12pm onwards!

                   Shopping (Optional): 2.30pm - 3.30pm
                   Home-Time: 4.00pm - 4.30pm

We'll meet up from 11.30am outside of the WHSmiths inside of the station, then aim to walk to the cafe/bar (venue as yet to be announced) around 12pm. There, we'll swap and de-stash, chat, eat lunch and make merry. Afterwards they'll be plenty of time to visit some of the lovely sewing hot-spots 'n' shops that Brighton has to offer... after all you may just need some new buttons to go with your newly acquired pattern and fabric!

                      Wanna join in the fun?...
                      If you fancy coming along to this meet-up please email me at:   
                      (please mention Brighton Meet-Up in the email subject line). .

Maps and mobile phone numbers for contacts on the day itself will be emailed to attendees nearer the time once a list of names has been confirmed.

Nearer to the actual date I will gauge the confirmed number of attendees and book us somewhere nearby for lunch (probably All-Bar-One as they seem to have a good size space to fit us in).

For transportation, map 'n' directions to Brighton:
Here's a handy link to a download page for a PDF of the Brighton City Centre Walking Map from
(from Visit Brighton website). It might be useful for anyone travelling via public transport to the meet-up :)

Plus: The National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner too.

Is Brighton not so easy for you to travel to? Then check out the London or Birmingham meet-ups too!


  1. Ah gutted I can't come to this one or the London on in August, but I'll see you in Birmingham for that one!

  2. I will add to my calendar and try to go!

  3. Just realised day return tickets from London to Brighton are only £10! I'll be there :-)


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