This year on Saturday 6th July, Stitch Again sewing machine specialists and Joy to Create sewing school will be hosting a unique opportunity to get to know and understand Overlock and Coverlock machines. See what all the fuss is about over these fantastic machines as the show plays host to the full range of Baby Lock overlock and coverlock machines, demoed by Baby Lock specialist educator Jan Wright. See the wonders of AirThreading at the push of a button and other great features. The show will also have the accomplished sewing blogger and BBC's Great British Sewing Bee contestant Alex Florea as guest speaker, talking about her experience on the show, her work and why she uses an overlocker for almost everything. There will also be an array of fabrics and accessories on sale.
The event is free to attend, but attendees must register for tickets to attend, due to numbers and capacity.
If you are buying more than one ticket please fill in the other attendees names, then select your ticket type (Standard or with talk) and then click 'Add to cart'. Continue with your purchase as you would buying something online normally. You will then be sent an email confirming your purchase. The tickets will not be physical and will not be posted. Your name will be added to a list that will be held at the door. Save the trees!
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Tickets can also be purchased via phone on: 02392 570 890
Attend a talk by guest speaker
Alex is a leading UK style and sewing blogger living in London with an accomplished back catalogue of sustainable wardrobe creations. Her focus is to provide inspiration, education and support for sewers and fashion lovers who want to live more sustainably, by sharing her style experiments, sewing passion and sustainable knowledge. She runs the hugely successful blog Sewrendipity, was on BBC's Great British Sewing Bee and also runs the popular "Introduction to Overlocking" stages 1 & 2 workshops.
WIN an overlock workshop with Alex!
Simply register to attend, giving your name, contact details and accept our newsletter to be entered into our free raffle. Be in for a chance of winning a place on the fantastic Introduction to Overlocking workshop, worth £75! For more information on the workshop, click here.
See machine demonstrations by Baby Lock Specialist Educator Jan Wright
Jan will be at the show with her wealth of expertise to demonstrate the Baby Lock ranges capabilities and answer any questions. Jan’s role with Babylock UK has been the culmination of a love affair which began when she was called upon to launch the Baby Lock Evolve in 1998. This was a machine which really caught her imagination! The possibilities of an overlocker which practically threaded itself, and had automatic tensions, were all too obvious to someone who had spent hours teaching overlocking skills! All too often, Jan had discovered sad, neglected overlockers gathering dust in the backs of wardrobes. She had watched students struggle to master tension control with difficult fabrics. The Evolve gave her the freedom to sew her knitted fabrics with ease.
Jan has been involved in the Textiles business for many years. Well known in the UK for knitwear design, she took a sideways step on discovering the wonders of overlockers! She has lectured throughout the UK and Europe, and has produced numerous books and videos.
Where is the event?
The event will be held at St Johns Church Hall in Rowland's Castle:
St Johns Church Hall
120 Redhill Road,
The show (free):
10am - 4pm Saturday 6th July 2019
Guest speaker talk (£10):
11am - midday Saturday 6th July 2019
Parking is available
The venue is wheelchair accessible
Things to purchase - Fabric sale and fantastic machine offers!
The event will have the full range of Baby Lock machines being demoed with some fantastic show only offers, as well as accessories to purchase and order. Back by popular demand there will be quality stretch and dress making fabric that normally retails at £8 to £16 on sale from just £6.00 per metre and a selection of haberdashery. There will also be Metler and Madeira overlocking threads as well as lovely wooly nylon available to purchase.
Other things to see
A number of students from Joy to Create sewing school will be showcasing some of their work and helping to run some of the tables, all willing and ready to have a chat and answer any questions they can about any of the courses at Joy to Create sewing school.
There will also be customers from Stitchagain who will be available to talk about their experiences with machine purchases, servicing and repairs through Stitchagain.
Joy to Create sewing school is run by professional teacher:
Joy aims to nurture self esteem and confidence in a supportive and calm environment. Her passion for textile art stemmed from sewing with her grandmother as a child and has now developed into much, much more. Joy is a textile artist and teacher who possesses the qualities and skills to enable people to flourish. Joy trained as a teacher at Worcester and gained a BEd(Hons) in Food and Textile Technology, completed a post graduate diploma in Educational Management from Southampton University and has over 20 years teaching experience in several secondary schools.
In June 2010 she gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at West Dean College and an MA in Fine Art at Portsmouth University in October 2012. Since 2011 Joy has been running a successful education-based sewing school: Joy to Create, in Horndean, Hampshire. Specialising in structured courses such as Learn to Sew, Patchwork & Quilting, Freemotion sewing, Embroidery and Overlocking.
StitchAgain Sewing Machine Specialists is run by professional engineer:
Stitch Again are small family business located in the village of Horndean, Waterlooville near Petersfield in Hampshire offering a range of high quality domestic sewing machines and associated equipment. We offer an unparalleled level of customer support and product expertise. Our professional backgrounds in Engineering and Education are at the core of our business, enabling us to assess a customer’s requirements and budget to present the most suitable machine choices.