Don’t forget to tune in to the Great British Sewing Bee on Wednesday evenings from 14th April!

I can now divulge that one of our students, Damien Wilton will be one of the contestants in the new 2021 series. (Back row in the dark jacket) Let’s cheer him on and wish him all the best!

Damien attended weekly evening classes for a while, before changing to occasional Saturday workshops. Of course this last year has put a stop to all but online classes. Now thankfully, we are back too!

Speaking to Damien just last week he told us how he felt about the experience, explaining that Lockdown had provided him with the time to apply and be accepted on the programme.

“It was a brilliant experience! I learned so much and was so thankful that I’d come to classes, especially when it came to using some of the machines.” Adding in his usual northern frankness ” Thank goodness I’d done the Overlocker course with you, otherwise I’d have been up S*** creek!”

Thank goodness it’s scheduled after the 9pm watershed!


Minerva fabrics are offering 10% of all patterns in support of the programme 

To celebrate the sewing bee returning to our screens, we’re offering 10% off all sewing patterns and if you’re a Minerva Craft Club member, you’ll save 20%. Simply use the code ‘SB12021’ at checkout to claim your discount. Spend over £30 (UK) or £50 (International) and you’ll get free shipping too!

Offer ends midnight tomorrow night (UK time). If you’re not already a member, it’s the perfect time to join our club and treat yourself to some new patterns!


Series 7 contestants


Limited spaces

We have limited spaces left on our weekly classes, so hurry to secure your space today.

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