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Shop our new British designed fabrics

Posted on April 17, 2014 by The Makery | 0 comments

There is always much excitement when we get new fabric in at The Makery. This week we took delivery of eight new delicious cottons. Mmmmmmmm. Which one's your favourite?


We sell all of these fabrics by the metre and also as a fat quarters, in our shop in Bath and online.

Did you know fat quarters are not just for quilting? They are big enough for cushion cover and all sorts of accessories for fashion and around the home.

This week we are running a competition to win a fat quarter every day on Facebook. Come and have a go! 




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Nice to meet you : Silvana from The Foodie Bugle

Posted on March 20, 2014 by The Makery | 0 comments

We love love love reading blogs and what's doubly great is when someone visits us or comes to a workshop and then takes the time to write a blog post about it! Have you blogged about The Makery? We'd love to know. 

The Makery on The Foodie Bugle
Silvana is a regular to The Makery shop so we were delighted to welcome her when she signed up to her very first Makery workshop - Learn to sew: Cushions

Silvana is keen to design and make a range of aprons, tote bags and tea towels for The Foodie Bugle shop so she decided to take the bull by the horns and come to one of our workshops to learn the basics.


All pics taken by Silvana de Soissons at The Makery

Silvana writes: "During my course I learned all about the essential tools of the trade, hints and tips for professional standard sewing and how to correct errors. At the controls of the sewing machine I learned how to thread a machine needle, install a bobbin, straight stitch, reverse stitch, zig–zag stitch and pivot. READ MORE >>>

The finished cushion cover, such a Cornishware classic

She also takes gorgeous photographs!

Thank you Silvana for reviewing us, come again soon!












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The Makery in Bath Life

Posted on March 06, 2014 by The Makery | 1 comment
We are so proud to appear in Bath Life's feature on traders on Bath's famous Walcot Street. Four years ago we first opened the doors of The Makery here so it will always have a special place in our heart.

In this lovely feature you get to meet some of the special people behind the unique independent shops on Walcot Street and see their smiley faces illustrated by a very talented Photographer called Paolo.
Below is Nick from Nick Cudworth Gallery and Sam from Sam's Kitchen. If you visit Bath you must make a visit!

Have you been to Walcot Street? What are your favourite shops?


The full feature can be seen in Bath Life 254 

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Welcome to our new website!

Posted on February 28, 2014 by The Makery | 5 comments

We are SO excited to finally reveal our brand new Makery websiteFor the last six months we've been beavering away behind the scenes to design and create you a gorgeous online haberdashery shop chockablock with all your favourite stash and lots lots more. 

From Japanese fabric, cute buttons, shiny ribbons and trimmings, The Makery shop stocks everything from our Make Away kits, to needle felting tools and you can even buy a sewing machine

At The Makery we are well known for our workshops and classes and now have more than ever before. The updated site makes finding your dream course even easier and helps you discover a course that suits your skills and the techniques you are ready to learn, whether that's a beginners knitting class or for those more experienced - next step sewing.

Our blog has been given a facelift too and features lots of inspiration, discoveries and things we have made. There will even be some tutorials with top making tips so keep your eyes peeled. 

To celebrate this wonderous occasion we are treating our loyal customers to a FREEBIE goodie bag of crafty treats (worth £5) when you place an order. That's right, just buy one thing online this weekend only and you'll get a lovely extra surprise in the post!* How do you fancy that?

We would love to hear what you think of the new site so as always please do let us know on our Facebook page or get tweeting to us on Twitter!


(Offer available until Monday 3rd March GMT 00:00, no promo code needed)

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Learn: Needle Felting

Posted on February 20, 2014 by The Makery | 1 comment

Ever since Kirsty Allsop needle-felted a robin on national telly there's been a huge spike (ouch sorry!) in people wanting to learn how to needle felt.

We must say we're pretty crazy about the natty technique ourselves and it never fails to amaze us what can be fashioned out of some colourful fluffy felt.

Just look at these cutekins!   

What is needle felting?

Well, needle felting is a technique that matts together fibres of wool to create any kind of shape. Using a very sharp barbed needle you literally stab the fibres (great for de-stressing) down in one direction and as the barbs catch the fibres they matt together in a firm felt mass. By adding more fibre and through using the needle and different colour fibres you can make all sorts of shapes, we especially like cute animals!

This Christmas our needle felting kits from Crafty Little Sheep flew off the shelves! It was great to see so many people trying the craft for the first time or buying a needle felting project as a present. We bet the recipients were pretty chuffed to find that in their stocking! Did you get one? We'd love to hear (and see). 


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