University plays host to new sewing event
LOUGHBOROUGH University is hosting a new sewing event that aims to celebrate the online stitching community and the hobby that can be more beneficial than it ‘seams’.
Held in collaboration with Sew Essential and New Vintage Sewing, ‘The Stitch Room SEWcial’ on June 15 and June 16 will welcome an array of bloggers and writers that specialise in dress-making.
From industrial machine demonstrations to tours of the University’s facilities, to a fabric swap over a slice of cake and a chance to work on current projects, a variety of activities will take place across the two days.
Independent sewing pattern and textile designer Marilla Walker will be speaking at the event and the University’s Technical Tutor in Textiles Anne Acosta will also be on hand to offer her creative and technical wisdom.
Sixteen bloggers are attending The Stitch Room SEWcial. If successful, it is hoped it may become an annual event that is open to a wider audience.