Events and day trips

Sew Brum – See you there?

Birmingham… aka sewing heaven.

almond rock sew brum birmingham guthrie ghani

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.

almond rock sew brum birmingham guthrie ghani

Provisional Itinerary

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.

almond rock sew brum birmingham guthrie ghani

Sign up here to let Charlotte know you’re going to attend. And I’ll see you there!

(8) Comments

  1. Gah – I wish I could go, but I’ll be in Lisbon by then 🙁 Sounds awesome though, I’m sure you’ll have a fantastic time.

  2. Katie says:

    Yay for more meetups, and I can’t wait to visit Guthrie and Ghani (and Barry’s!)

  3. Brum is definitely special – I live here after all!! I MAY try to make it to g&g in the afternoon but it’ll all depend on how I’m coping with the baby… If I don’t see you, have loads of fun!

  4. Ooh, looks great! I’ve never been fabric shopping in Brum! Let me check the date x

  5. I wish I could make it to this, but I’ll be in Istanbul! (Ok, so it could be worse…) Hope you guys have a great time!

  6. scruffybadger says:

    I’m afraid I’m booked for something else, but just reading about Birmingham rag market and Barry’s got my heart a fluttering again!! I’m sure it’ll be a blast!

  7. Gemma says:

    I’m still in early sewing days, so when I’ve got a few projects under my belt I’d love to join people at meet ups. I’m in Bradford, so really pleased to see Yorkshire bloggers 🙂

  8. Sounds amazing! Not sure if the bambino will be up for it, but if he is I’m in!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.