One more sleep!

Sew Up North 2019 is tomorrow!

I’m not too sure how that has crept up on me, to be honest, but it seems that it really is tomorrow when the sewing mayhem will hit Leeds again! The sound of the rain outside tells me we may all end up a little soggy, but I’m sure that won’t make a difference!

I do though still have quite a few sponsors to thank. I should apologise for the lateness of this post; I’ve actually been ill this week so haven’t been able to pull this post together. So here I am, in my pyjamas, thanking all the lovely companies who’ve sponsored us in the hope of raising lots of money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. (Also, I’ve kind of lost my voice so if I’m not my usual chatty self tomorrow, please don’t be offended! I’ll be saving my voice to call the raffle!)

Beyond Measure is a beautiful online shop for makers. Think japanese needles and pins, gorgeous scissors in leather cases, locally made beeswax and luxurious gifts for crafters. Grace has very kindly donated a set of 6 knitting and sewing themed coasters.

Fabrics For All have a bricks and mortar store just outside Leeds city centre, where they stock some gorgeous fabrics, patterns and haberdashery and have recently started running workshops. You can also shop in their online store. They have kindly donated 3m of Lady McElroy lawn.

Love Sewing are my personal favourite sewing magazine (and yes, I might be slightly biased!) I genuinely enjoy the mixture of articles I actually want to make and a range of patterns to suit so many different styles and abilities. Amy has kindly sent us a parcel of patterns and back issues for the winner.

Based in Goole. Rhubarb Patch stock a range of modern, contemporary, funky fabrics perfect for patchwork, dressmaking and crafts in their online store. Lynne has very kindly sent 2m of beautiful lips print jersey.

The Fabric Guys have an online store offering an extensive range of fabrics, and an impressive blogger team too! They have kindly sent us a bundle of fabrics worth around £50.

Based in Headingley, Workshop combines a fantastic little craft cafe, offering fabric and notions, great coffee and yummy food, with workshops (surprise!) and their own pattern range. Aliss has very kindly donated a kit to make the Hayley dungarees to the raffle.

Felicity Fabrics is a new online sewing shop filled with beautiful dressmaking fabrics, handcrafted haberdashery and indie patterns! They have sent a very lovely box containing everything you need to make your very own Tilly & The Buttons “Nora” jumper, including some lush grey and red striped jersey.

Tees Creatives is the brainchild of the fabulous Jen Legg. Based in Middlesborough, it is a creative sewing school space to learn, share and be sewcial and a truly beautiful space. Jen has kindly donated a £30 voucher to be used against the cost of any workshop in the next 6 months.

And finally, B&M Fabrics. B&M Fabrics is a family run business of 45 years providing high quality fabric for all your sewing needs. Based on Leeds market, they are about to open a brand new shop opposite the Post Office on New York Street. As ever, B&M will be offering 10% off if you spend £15 tomorrow and they’ve donated a lovely £25 voucher to the raffle too.

And there you have it! A quite incredible selection of raffle prizes; thank you so much to all the sponsors, let’s hope we can raise some pennies for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance!

See you all tomorrow!

Becca x

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