Five weeks to Christmas! We have lots of
Christmas fabrics to tempt you with so why not have a creative
Diana has gone up to the Knitting and Stitching
Show at Harrogate so Mike is in charge of the shop for a few
November 17th 2014
We sold the last of our advent calendar kits
today, so apologies if you were hoping to come and get one.
November 13th 2014
Four ladies came to our Curved
Seam Christmas Tree Panel workshop. They each produced
a panel and Diana gave them another to work on at home.
November 1st 2014
A very busy day! Five ladies worked hard
on their Simply Seminole
Panels and November seemed to have made people think of
Christmas. We had a run on our Advent calendar kits, we only
have two left and someone even persuaded Diana to let him
purchase the made up one in the window!
October 18th 2014
I know its early but we have dressed our
Christmas window, lots of fabrics, kits and advent calendars
to tempt you with.
September 5th 2014
The first of our new monthly Journal
Days, one of the ladies, Elizabeth, brought in her latest
creation - a lovely double sided quilt.
August 30th 2014
Our latest Stack, Slash and Shuffle Quilt
workshop took place today, you can see some images here.
August 10th 2014
Went up to the NEC for the Festival of Quilts
with Pam from our Wednesday club. Here is Pam with her Storm
at Sea with Fish quilt which was given a Judge's Choice award.
August 6th 2014
Elizabeth and Diana were so impressed with
Trisha's bag, see July 31st below, that they both decided
to make one for themselves. Although the bags have the same
design, the fabrics make the make them look very different.
I especially like the wooden beads on the ties on Elizabeth's
bag, well done ladies!
August 2nd 2014
Five ladies came to our Understanding Colour
workshop and had an enjoyable day learning how all about colour
July 31st 2014
Lots of ladies came along to our open evening
and took an early opportunlty to add to their fabric stash.
Our sale started this evening, we have lots of special offers
to tempt you. Tuesday club member Trisha brought in a beautiful
tote bag she had made from our Japanese woven fabrics, it
was admired by everyone, well done Trisha!
July 19th 2014
Our annual Summer Sale starts soon. A wide
range of fabrics will be reduced in price both off the bolt
and as fat quarters. The sale will also include beads, threads,
books, buttons and lots of other one off items.
July 12th 2014
It may seem early but the first of our new
Christmas fabrics have arrived and we have a lovely advent
calendar kit to make this:
May 2nd 2014
Diana created a banner celebratrating the
400 year anniversary of The Elms School in Colwall out of
school uniforms. Pictured with Diana is art teacher Louise
April 13th 2014
Our learning programme now extends through
into Autumn. We have a new Saturday Session Journal Days
staring in September.
April 6th 2014
We have removed the backing screen from one
of our front windows. This has made it easier for us to change
the display and allows passers by to have a better view inside
the shop. The latest display features a new range of dinosaur
March 4th 2014
A new range of simple cross stitch kits,
from local company Fat
Cat Designs of Yarpole.
February 27th 2014
More new fabrics to tempt you with, here
are three of them. Diana says the left one is rabbits, I'm
not too sure myself but the others are definitely chickens
To make space for all the new fabrics we
now have a permanent section of fabrics reduced to £5/metre.
February 8th 2014
The first of our new Patchwork for All Saturday
club sessions. These take place on the second Saturday of
each months, some places are still available so if you fancy
Sturday stitching come along and join in.
January 25th 2014
Our first Block of the Month session was
attened by three ladies who all had a good morning choosing
fabrics and getting on with their first block.
January 15th 2014
There are still places on our first workshop
of 2014 coming up this Saturday - Making the Most of Your
Sewing Machine. Call Diana on 01684 569069 for details,
here is an image taken the last time this workshop was run.
January 6th 2013
Our first day of trading in 2014 and a very
busy one! The Sale fabrics and our new fabrics were equally
January 5th 2013
Went on a fabric buying trip and came back
with lots of new fabrics to temp you all with.
December 27th 2013
The shop was closed but we we came in to
get ready for our January sale. The Christmas window displays
were replaced with sale fabrics. We have lots of fabrics at
25% off including all our remaining Christmas stock. Lots
of fat quarters are 3 fopr 2.
December 21st 2013
Closing down for Christmas this evening,
re-opening on January 6th 2014. We wish you all a Happy Christmas
and a Happry New Year!
November 27th 2013
We had Patchwork and Quilting Magazine here
today using using our shop as the backdrop for some images
for the magazine.
November 18th 2013
We have started creating a new range of kits,
the first two are a family of owls and a hanging christmas
tree decoration, more will follow soon.
November 18th 2013
Up until Christmas all our second hand books
have been reduced to half price, come along and grab a bargain!
November 16th 2013
Four ladies had a very enjoyable day at our
Christmas Crackers and Boxes workshop. Click the image to
November 15th 2013
BBC Hereford and Worcester's Bunting
for Pudsey appeal has produced over 6 miles of bunting
which has been sewn together and hung in what looks like a
brilliant art installation at the Three Counties Showground.
Thank you to all the volunteers who came along to Stitch45
on our bunting sewing day. The image below is from BBC H &W's
November 7th 2013
Four ladies enjoyed making Christmas Table
Runners based on the Ohio Star pattern of the tiles on the
Stitch45 shop doorstep. Click the runner to see more.
October 26th 2013
Bunting for Pudsey day is here, we joined
BBC Hereford and Worcester's Children in Need attempt to get
into the Guinness Book of Records for the longest piece of
bunting. Visitors to the shop helped make over 500 metres
on the day.
If you were too busy to take part you still
have a chance to help as we have loads more fabric and ribbons
waiting to be sewn together! Just call Diana at the shop on
01684 569069 to arrange a time.
October 14th 2013
On Saturday October 26th we will be holding
a drop-in session at our Malvern shop. Anyone can come and
help make bunting for the BBC Children In Need - Bunting for
Pudsey appeal. BBC Hereford and Worcester will be in attendance.
October 13th 2013
The Fabric Freedom rep came with his van
of fabrics, we now have some really beautiful batiks in the
Malvern shop to tempt you with. As usual all are available
as fat quarters and off the bolt.
October 6th 2013
A full house for Dawn Cameron-Dick's Invisible
Machine Appliqué, 8 ladies learned all about this interesting
technique from a very knowedgable presenter. You can see some
more images from the day in our Gallery.
September 21st 2013
Four ladies had a very enjoyable day making
scissor and needle cases - you can see some images from the
day in our Gallery.
September 13th 2013
The boat has finally got through from Korea
and our Christmas fabrics have arrived. They are all now available
at the shop both off the bolt and in fat quarters.
September 10th 2013
An exciting new range of fabrics from New
Zealand have arrived in our Malvern Shop, here are some examples:
August 21st 2013
Diana is now making bespoke patchwork tote
bags, each one will be different, only avaliable at the Stitch
45 shop in Malvern.
August 20th 2013
Our workshop program for the Autumn is now
on the website, included is a special appliqué workshop
by visiting tutor Dawn Cameron-Dick.
August 10th 2013
Our first Nest of Boxes
workshop, the ladies all finished one box on the day and promised
to finish off the others at home.
August 8th 2013
A new range of coordinated batiks in muted
shades have arrived.
August 6th 2013
Our first range of Christmas fabrics have
arrived, these are scandinavian designs, quite different to
the traditional British patterns - available in fat quarter
and off the bolt - come and have a look.
August 3rd 2013
The What's a Foot
workshop. The ladies had a fine time finding out how to use
the extra feet that came with their sewing machines. Having
some new Janome machines for hire enabled a lady who was visiting
Malvern on holiday to come along and enjoy the workshop.
July 27th 2013
Six ladies were tempted onto our Knots,
Spots, Knobbly and Wobbly Bits workshop which went well,
lots of interesting textures were created.
The latest edition of Sewing World magazine
features our House Coasters!
We now have a number of award winning
Janome DXL605 machines that can be hired for courses and
workshops. The DXL605 has an extension table attachment
and is perfect for patchwork
We are working on our workshop timetable
for the summer, these will be on the website in the next
A new range of fabrics including some
novelty designs featuring VW camper vans and old Minis.
Some lovely work was produced at last
Saturday's Free Machine Applique workshop - click here to have a look at their efforts.
Images from the work produced at our Take
a Stitch workshop last Saturday, well done ladies!
To see some images from our latest Curved
Seam Patchwork workshop, click here.
We have a new range of linen look cottons
with subtle bird and flower designs and some novelty prints
including owls, VW camper vans, chicks and rainbow sheep.
Lots of different novelty buttons now
available, many colours and shapes.
February 25th 2013
With lots of new ranges coming in we now
have a Reduced Fat Quarters box, very healthy fabric!
February 24th 2013
New felt kits for children available in
We have a new kit to make up 3 pincushion
chicks, available in different fabrics, shown here in William
House Coasters workshop - three ladies
had an enjoyable day making these querky little coasters.
Our Tuesday Patchwork Club reconvened,
this club is now fully booked.
All the stock has been put out in the
shop, the fabric bays are now packed with goodies! Also
the first course of the new year started - Introduction
to Patchwork and Quilting.
We went on a buying trip and came back
with an exciting range of fabric bolts and packs of fat
Our January sale is now running. We are
offering our pre-cut fabric including fat quarters at
3 for 2, you buy two we give you a third one free. The
same offer is available on our range of hand dyed threads.
We would like to wish all our customers
a Happy Christmas and hope to see you again in the new
year after we open up after our Christmas break on
We have added a new course to our learning
schedule - Beautiful Patchwork Bags, starts on February
25th and runs for 5 Monday afternoons.
A very popular workshop - Making the Most
of Your Sewing Machine.
Introduction to Free
We held our first Saturday workshop - Fragile
Flower produced by one of the students
A Special Event - Visitors will be invited
to help create a quilt to raise funds for the charity Canine
Partners. All welcome - refreshments will be served.
Ladies working on the quilt.
images of the Canine Partners quilt day
Our first class, Exploring Textile Techniques,
gets underway with Sewing World magazine in attendance,
Stitch45 in their December issue.
Open evening for students who have been
taught by Diana.
Signs going up, getting closer!
Day 1 - So much to do!