Do you have a sewing lounge in your area? I had never heard of these until last year when Tasia blogged about Spool of Thread in Vancouver, and since then I have seen quite a few online references to similar sewing lounges.
|Spool of Thread, Vancouver
image from www.spoolofthread.com
They are sewing places where you can pop in and use workspace or equipment that you don’t have at home, where you have access to essential supplies, maybe take a few technique workshops, and enjoy the company of other sewers as well. I have to admit I can’t get the idea out of my head – wouldn’t it just be the best place to
|Sew Over It, London
image from www.sewoverit.co.uk
I think I would be the first to arrive and the last to leave if this was my job – I’d love helping others out all day with tips and tricks, helping with construction and fitting issues (we all find another pair of hands useful here don’t we!), making patterns and meeting like-minded friends – just like I do on my blog purely for fun, but in real life – I’d definitely be in my element!
|Spool of Thread|
Although I’m not sure I could do the patchwork thing…
Would you visit a sewing lounge if there was one in your region? Maybe you have already been to one and can share your experience. Or would you rather just stay at home and sew by yourself for free? I suppose it would be a slight inconvenience getting there with your gear (I guess you can bring your own machine!) but once there, the lounge might have better equipment like cutting tables and professional irons for use, and hopefully a nice social atmosphere with good coffee and inspiring magazines! Sounds like the place to be don’t you think?
|Sew Over It|
I’d love to hear what you think of sewing lounges – so fire away!
…just like we did on Guy Fawkes, hehe:
|DH let off tons of sky rockets!|
|Sonny Boy lit tons of sparklers!
(and I sat on the verandah with a glass of wine and admired the view!)