So it is ON!
Let the sale commence. We have decided to split the sale up slightly and do the shop in sections. So first up for the shop is the fabric section of Elizabeth Rose NI with 20% off all lines. This part of the sale will last until Saturday 21st January and will get us ready for all the knitters to follow from Tuesday 24th January to Saturday 4th February – just in time for all the classes to start back. Last but by no means least is our haberdashery section for the finishing touches and those essentials needed to even begin a project.
Now I will tell you about our new range of classes.
First up is our Introduction to Dressmaking which starts on Monday 6th February. This is a 6 week course to introduce those who want to make their own clothes but have no clue where to begin bar the sewing machine. It will be taken by local woman Lynn Roper who has been sewing her own clothes since she was a teenager. Sewing her own clothes came naturally and she carried on when she had children making them their wardrobe and I should know as I was one of those children!
The course will cover all the basics of how to cut patterns, the terms used, the best fabrics to use for what project and you will make something every week. The course will be held every Monday from 10am to 12 noon.
Our second course is being taken by returning tutor Heather Girvan. Heather has previously taken our crochet classes and she will continue to do that but in a slight change she will also be taking an advanced crochet class. In this class she will take us step by step through how to make a Scandinavian shawl that really is a piece of art. This shawl will take on two skills – crocheting and cross stitch to make a stunning piece of wearable art.
This course is 14 weeks in total but has been spilt into two 7 week blocks for ease.
Our other new class is a drop in for sewing and is called Pins and Needles. Simply put, this class is for those people who don’t like to sew alone or need help to finish off a tough project. Really like a knit a natter but for sewers.
As I said we have our crochet class returning, but our new addition is that you book your place on any of these courses in the shop section of our website. Places are limited for all the classes so get in early! Don’t worry though if you are not all that technically minded, all our courses can be bought in the shop with Charlene.
Special Monthly classes are also on the horizon here at Elizabeth Rose so keep a eye out for updates on those and also all about our range of children’s sewing classes that will be starting.
See what I mean – Lots!