Reticule Newsletter October 2014

We’ve been in our new premises 6 months now and we love it here. Warmer, drier and easier to work in and, except for the stairs, it’s wonderful. I’m waiting for keyhole surgery on my knee so the stairs have been a particular challenge. Dennis is also due to go into hospital (in Carlisle) for an op next week, so please forgive us if we appear to be more disorganised than usual.

For those of you who knew I was being taken away for a 60th birthday surprise holiday we spent 1 night in Manchester and went to the theatre to see Jersey Boys which was fantastic. The next day we flew to Gothenberg, Sweden a place I last visited 43 years ago. We had a wonderful 3 days especially the canal boat trip and also sitting outside the fishmarket in brilliant sunshine eating the biggest prawn sandwich you can imagine. A wonderful treat.

Although we intended to start running classes in September, various ‘hiccups’ prevented that, however we do now have some classes organised with tutors Mary Reed and Judith Spotswood as well as myself.

Half Square Triangle Cushion Friday 24th October With Mary Reed

Half Square Triangle Cusion

Padded Gift Box Tuesday 4th November With Judith Spotswood

Padded Gift Box

Somerset Patchwork Star Friday 14th November, with Mary Reed

Somerset Patchwork Star

Christmas Bauble Hanging Friday 28th November, with Mary Reed

Christmas Bauble Hanging

The above classes are full day 10am – 4pm. Coffee and tea available all day, bring your own lunch. Cost £30.

Classes with Christine will include Beginners Machining, Beginners and Improvers Free Machining, Design your own ‘Special Occasion Bag’, Sari Ribbon Book Cover, Fun Owl Picture/Wallhanging, Mould a Fabric Bowl. Christine’s classes are more flexible with dates so please contact the shop to see when there are spaces. All of the above items are on display upstairs at the shop, please call in and see them.

Dates for Christine’s classes:

Beginners Machining         Friday 31st October 1.30pm-4pm

Sari Ribbon Book Cover   Monday 27th October 10am – 4pm

Visit our Calendar to see all the courses.

Special Offer

Wednesday 8th October until Saturday 11th October

Selected Fabrics only £6 per metre to make space for new ranges, (minimum amount ½ metre). On display upstairs.

Also 10% off all books including  some fantastic new titles.

Browse the books upstairs – ideal present for yourself or a friend.