52 replies, 15 voices Last updated by  sewingfromthestash 1 month ago
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  • #102104

    wendystitch
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    @wendystitch

    Hey, is there a sewing group in Central or North London at the moment that I could join?
    Or any sewists in the area that would be interested in starting one?
    I am Islington based (willing to travel) and keen to meet other sewists in real life.
    Wendy

  • #102112

    sewmesunshine-uk
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    @sewmesunshine-uk

    Hi Wendy!

    I live in West London (Ealing!). Happy to travel to meet other sewists šŸ˜Š

    Harriet

  • #102124

    spoolsandwombats
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    @spoolsandwombats

    I’m based in Islington – near Caledonian road station. Happy to meet too!

  • #102126

    rebeccaldn
    Participant
    @rebeccaldn

    Hello, I’m in N19 and interested in meeting.

  • #102168

    anebarrainkua
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    @anebarrainkua

    Hello,
    I live in East Dulwitch but I’m also willing to travel around London.

    Ane

  • #103552

    lzbear
    Participant
    @lzbear

    There is a London Dressmakers Meet-up group, which you can find out about on the Meetup.com

    Monthly meetings in Waterloo and “virtual meet-ups” to set sewing goals and knowledge.

    I am in the south west area so too far for you, otherwise, there is a monthly meeting at Loving the Fabric in Richmond too.

  • #105406

    spite
    Participant
    @spite

    My partner and I are both based in Islington North/Crouch Hill šŸ™‚ both newbies

  • #109142

    annamoiselle
    Participant
    @annamoiselle

    Hello! A bit late in the convo but I’m also based in Islington – started dressmaking only a few months ago and have bored my current circle of friends to death about sewing…….. Would love to meet up and share the passion! xx

  • #118892

    mrssarahm
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    @mrssarahm

    I’m even later to the convo, but I would love a central/north London meet up – I’m in Walthamstow šŸ™‚

  • #118959

    annamoiselle
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    @annamoiselle

    Yay! Shall we organise a little meet-up in North London? Could be as simple as grabbing a coffee somewhere easy to go for all of us, or near a fabric shop in North London (or is that too much temptation ah!). We could chat about how we got into sewing, what we love about sewing, what we struggle with, or anything else that comes up!

    All I can think of is Angel area (near Raystitch or Sew Over It), or West Hampstead (near the Village Haberdashery) – but welcome other suggestions! I believe there is a really good fabric market in Walthamstow, which I haven’t been before and been wanting to check out šŸ™‚

    xx

  • #118997

    mrssarahm
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    @mrssarahm

    I’d be keen – even if it just ends up being you and me! Shall we say Angel? If you’re in Islington, I expect it’s easier for us both to get to. What sort of days/times would suit you?

  • #119029

    fionio
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    @fionio

    I’d also be keen- if that’s OK! I’m South London – but as I’m on the Northern Line …. it’s pretty easy for me to get North of the River!

  • #119034

    anebarrainkua
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    @anebarrainkua

    I will love to join you guys too!!
    I am close to London Bridge so Northen line works for me too!

  • #119042

    mrssarahm
    Participant
    @mrssarahm

    The more the merrier, as far as I’m concerned! Has anyone got a suggestion of a particular cafe near Angel and/or possible days or times that would be best?

  • #119043

    annamoiselle
    Participant
    @annamoiselle

    How exciting! Yes indeed – the more the merrier šŸ˜€
    For days/times, I’m normally free weekends and Wednesdays day time. Would a Saturday afternoon tea (say 3pm) sound good to you all?
    I know The Coffee Works is big enough that the likelihood of finding a seat on a Saturday afternoon is higher than other places.
    As an alternative, there is a very quirky hidden cafe just off Angel called The Candid Arts Trust? Its entrance (and staircase up) is not obvious, but once you get there it’s huge and has sofas etc.
    xx

  • #119045

    hollowayhandmade
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    @hollowayhandmade

    Hello,
    Have only just discovered this chat but I live in Islington too and would love to meet up with some like minded sewing enthusiasts. Saturday afternoons are great for me as I work in the week.

  • #119092

    annamoiselle
    Participant
    @annamoiselle

    Awesome! Is tomorrow (17th) too short notice? (This doesn’t mean we can’t do it again the following/another week!) x

  • #119093

    mrssarahm
    Participant
    @mrssarahm

    I can’t do tomorrow, but I could do next week (24th). Would that work? Or feel free to meet up without me and I’ll join next time!
    The Candid Arts Trust sounds like a great place to meet, if it has lots of room?

  • #119096

    annamoiselle
    Participant
    @annamoiselle

    That’s fine šŸ˜€ Ok let’s say next Saturday 24th, 3pm at the Candid Arts Trust in Angel šŸ™‚
    Anyone reading this is welcome to join šŸ™‚ xx

  • #119112

    rebeccaldn
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    @rebeccaldn

    Hello, I’d love to join to but am on holiday at the moment and won’t be back in time for the 24th. Saturday afternoons generally suit me well so hopefully I can make the next one.

  • #119399

    mrssarahm
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    @mrssarahm

    We’ll make sure we arrange the next one at a time that suits you, Rebecca.

    If anyone else is planning to come, perhaps put a note on here so we know how many people to look out for šŸ™‚

  • #119807

    annamoiselle
    Participant
    @annamoiselle

    Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow!
    Here is a link of the cafe just in case you can’t find it:
    Cafe menu
    xx

  • #119959

    fionio
    Participant
    @fionio

    Oh no! I forgot to follow the conversation so missed this opportunity. Hope you all enjoyed it – and I will (if I can?!) join the next time!

  • #119963

    annamoiselle
    Participant
    @annamoiselle

    Hello! Sarah and I met for tea and chatter on Saturday – which was really lovely!
    Definitively keen to do it again. Shall we set another date in the coming weeks?

  • #119967

    fionio
    Participant
    @fionio

    Yes please! Would love to talk sewing with someone who actually ‘enjoys’ sewing chatter!

  • #119991

    rebeccaldn
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    @rebeccaldn

    Yes, lets. I was sorry to miss out. How about next Saturday 10th or the following one?

  • #120622

    annamoiselle
    Participant
    @annamoiselle

    I’m free this Saturday 10th šŸ™‚ Same time same place?

  • #120624

    fionio
    Participant
    @fionio

    Oh no ….. I’m going to miss out again, the next couple of Saturdays are out for me! Have fun xx

  • #120659

    rebeccaldn
    Participant
    @rebeccaldn

    I’m in. Was it 3pm last time?

  • #120781

    annamoiselle
    Participant
    @annamoiselle

    Doh I actually can’t anymore šŸ™ Sorry!
    I’m free on the 24th…?

  • #123350

    elisadera
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    @elisadera

    Hi all! I’m also based in Islington and would love to join any meet up if you have plans for another get together? Anyone free this Sunday, the 15th, for a coffee? There’s a nice coffee place just opposite Sew Over It šŸ˜€

  • #123374

    rebeccaldn
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    @rebeccaldn

    I am free this Sunday and interested in meeting.

    @annamoiselle Very sorry for the radio silence following our last postponement. I have not been very well and communication fell slightly by the wayside.

  • #123377

    annamoiselle
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    @annamoiselle

    I’m free this Sunday too šŸ™‚ Opposite SOI then?

    @rebeccaldn Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell! Hope you are on the mend šŸ™‚ And no worries at all! I also got swept with so many other things. Looking forward to this Sunday! What time shall we meet?

    xx

  • #123382

    rebeccaldn
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    @rebeccaldn

    Great. Any time suits me really but how about 3pm?

  • #123383

    elisadera
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    @elisadera

    Sounds great! The place is called Trade, on 330 Essex road.

    If I get there earlier I’ll pop into the shop to browse šŸ˜‰

    Looking forward to meeting you both!

  • #123395

    annamoiselle
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    @annamoiselle

    Great! See you then šŸ™‚

  • #123416

    loveinhighgate
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    @loveinhighgate

    Hi All,

    I would be keen on meeting other sewing enthusiasts locally. I only started at the beginning of the year. I am living in Highgate. Hoping to pop along on Sunday too if thats ok?

  • #123423

    elisadera
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    @elisadera

    Sure, the more the merrier šŸ™‚ see you on Sunday!

  • #123462

    rebeccaldn
    Participant
    @rebeccaldn

    Looking forward to meeting you all. See you Sunday.

  • #123646

    rebeccaldn
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    @rebeccaldn

    Hi everyone, just realised that I don’t have a profile picture I may be hard to recognise. I’ve arrived early and am wearing a black and white top and glasses.
    See you all soon.

  • #123670

    annamoiselle
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    @annamoiselle

    So apparently today was the international sewing community day šŸ˜„
    It was so lovely meeting you all! Next trip: Goldhawk Road! Shall we plan this for May?

    xx

  • #123674

    loveinhighgate
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    @loveinhighgate

    Glad I came today! Next month would be good, although I am abroad 19th-26th of May.

  • #123676

    mrssarahm
    Participant
    @mrssarahm

    I was sorry not to be able to join you all today! I’m glad you had a good time. It sounds like you’re planning to meet up again, so hopefully I’ll be able to join you then.

    The Fold line are indicating that they will have to remove the forum when the website is updated, so I’m concerned that our conversation might be about to disappear! Do we need to keep in touch outside of the forum just in case?
    Sarah

  • #123677

    elisadera
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    @elisadera

    It was lovely meeting you all! and thanks for the tips šŸ™‚

    I’d love a trip to Goldhawk Road, but in May I can only do the weekend of 26/27th (wedding in the way). I’d be free on the first weekend of June too though!

    How can we keep in touch outside of the forum? Sorry if it’s obvious, I am new to this site šŸ™‚

  • #123679

    loveinhighgate
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    @loveinhighgate

    First weekend in June would be good for me too. I think I have found you on FB, I will send a request.

  • #123680

    mrssarahm
    Participant
    @mrssarahm

    Feel free to find me on facebook too.
    I don’t think I’d be able to do the first weekend of June, but don’t let that stop you!

  • #123689

    rebeccaldn
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    @rebeccaldn

    It was really good to meet you all too. I’m up for the Goldhawk Road trip and am free 26 and 27th May plus 3rd June.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  rebeccaldn.
  • #123694

    elisadera
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    @elisadera

    I found Rebecca but not you Sarah, perhaps you can try adding me at Elisa De Ranieri? I am holding a fork in my profile picture (eating cake!)

  • #123696

    rebeccaldn
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    @rebeccaldn

    Hi Sarah
    I think I’ve found you so hopefully you have my friend request

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  rebeccaldn.
  • #125489

    swallowtattoo
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    @swallowtattoo

    Hi! I’m in Camden and would love to keep up to date with the North London people. Elisa, is it OK if I add you on FB? I am on there as Sibyl Vane šŸ™‚

  • #125581

    elisadera
    Participant
    @elisadera

    Hi Sibyl, sure! Also, we’re planning a trip to Goldhawk Road on June 9 if you want to come too!

  • #126126

    swallowtattoo
    Participant
    @swallowtattoo

    Hi @elisadera, thank you!

    Iā€™d wondered about arranging a pattern/fabric swap meetup at my flat in Kings X (London) area, is this the best place to arrange? Would anyone be interested?

  • #128367

    sewingfromthestash
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    @sewingfromthestash

    Hi ladies! I am an Aussie travelling to London in Sept and hoping to fit in some fabric shopping time on Goldhawk Road. Can anyone tell me the opening hours of some of these shops?
    Thanks for your help!
    Cheers
    Laura

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