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  1. When I arrived on the morning of the 11th Feb and entered the room my heart sank, no electrics at the tables. I should not have worried. The electrician was yet to arrive and the whole weekend was going to be the most amazing success. We really couldn't have hoped for more.

    The goody bags were ready and the room was set....

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    ... and in no time at all our wall of fame was complete and sewing madness has arrived.

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    Throughout the two days there were helpful hint demonstrations on a variety of topics chosen by the group on arrival. Invisible zips were inserted, continuous bias binding made and decorative twin need techniques demonstrated.

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    Meanwhile the range of completed projects was quietly growing with dressmaking, patchwork, crafting and cutting (lots of cutting) underway. Two ladies were having a 'liberty' lay-out with oodles and oodles of squares and rectangles being prepared for quilts. That took a lot of the first day as did Tricia cutting out her belly dancing outfit!

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    The morning flew and it was time for a break and a lovely buffet lunch. Recharged for the afternoon there was more to be accomplished.

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  2. Saturday was felting day at Made and Making. In the morning we made amazing felt vessels, it's so exciting starting with fluffy wool tops and ending up with tactile 3d bowls. And after a short break for lunch we were back rubbing and rolling and making fabulous felt flowers. It really is a fascinating process and so much fun.

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  3. We will have a stall at the Sewmance festival this weekend the 12th November at St Georges Church, Brighton. It is £1 entrace on the door but there are lots of stalls, talks, a lovely cafe and a chance to enter the raffle on our stall for a brand new Janome sewing machine. We'll be busy helping people with the  make and take activity, or talking about all thinsg sewing (and probaby craft!). Event is from 11am to 5pm.