Birmingham… aka sewing heaven.
Now I wouldn’t say I live particularly close to Birmingham. But it really is a great place for a meet up.
And that’s what is happening on October 4th. Charlotte of English Girl At Home is our host for a big fun filled day of shopping and chatting. Plus there’s a chance to win prizes ooooh!
The exciting bit is that, as well as taking in the fabric shops in Birmingham city centre, we will be popping to Moseley Village (by bus), home of Guthrie and Ghani.
I think their fabric selection is stunning so I’m rather excited about that part of proceedings.
More details will be released nearer the date of the event but the provisional plans are as follows.
10:00: Meet at Birmingham New Street Station (FYI the coach station is about a 10 minute walk from New St, and the megabus drop off is just 2 minutes walk from New St.)
10:30 – 12:30: Birmingham’s fabric stores! (Barry’s Fabric; Fancy Silk Store; Bull Ring Markets). The Bull Ring markets and fabric stores are located close together so attendees can decide where they would prefer to spend their morning. I love Barry’s so I’ll definitely be going there! And the market has always been good to me.
12:30 – 13:30: Reconvene and travel to Moseley Village (Guthrie & Ghani) by bus. (The journey between the city centre and Moseley only takes 15 by bus. Buses are every 5-10 minutes).
13:30 – 16:00: Guthrie & Ghani. Attendees will have plenty of time to spend in the shop which sells sewing and knitting supplies (patterns, fabric, wool & notions). The studio above the shop will be available to attendees from 14:30 onwards where we will be able to natter, compare purchases, and hold a pattern & fabric swap. Tea/coffee and cake will be available in the studio with all donations for refreshments going to Parkinson’s UK.
There will also be a fabulous raffle of sewing-related goodies, again with all money raised being donated to Parkinson’s UK which I think we can all agree is a lovely idea. I’ve had a peek at the prizes and oh boy they’re good!
You might have noticed: A group lunch isn’t currently planned, but Charlotte is happy to provide some recommendations of good places to eat in Birmingham and Moseley.
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?
Sign up here to let Charlotte know you’re going to attend. And I’ll see you there!