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  • #36736
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    thefoldline
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    @thefoldline

    There is meet up organised by @gingerthreadgirl at Backstitch in Cambridge on Sunday 28th February.. I am going to let Jen step in and tell you more about it..

  • #39178
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    Hi everyone! Just a reminder that we are having a Cambridge meet on Sunday 28th Feb from 11am at Backstitch. Hope a few people can make it! We can meet and chat over tea and cake – and there are 6 places available for sewing machines if anyone fancies working on a project while we’re there. Though please do let me know if you want a space for sewing – places will be first come, first served! So looking forward to it!

  • #39264
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    @multithreaded

    Sounds like fun. I’ll be there and will bring my mum (@sosew_sue )

  • #39268
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    @jennystitched

    Ahhhh I wish I could come but there are no buses from where I live on Sundays ?? I can get to the shop any other day hah! Fingers crossed I can come to the next one!

  • #39270
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    Thanks everyone! I’ll be bringing cake too! πŸ™‚

  • #39280
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    Also, if it helps anyone – I will be driving to Backstitch from Papworth Everard. I can pick up/drop off if you live roughly on the way. Just a thought in case that helps anyone.

  • #39315
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    @craftysooze

    Oh no @jennystitched maybe you can get a lift??

  • #39316
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    craftysooze
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    @craftysooze

    Just going to tag everyone in the Cambridge sewers group in case they’ve missed this πŸ™‚

    @kp12x @helloyouitsme @florabella24 @andreassewingdiary @clarecutting @tamsinw-p @sheilakins @hvdrake @jude @sewandsew @sutters @susanyoungsewing @leemadeit @citrussharp @willower @sewsusie @sewnine @sunhillfabrics @lemlina

    Hopefully I’ve spelt those all correctly!!

  • #39318
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    @sewsusie

    Sounds great. I’ll definitely be there! Thanks for organising @gingerthreadgirl.

  • #39359
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    Thanks @craftysooze!

    Also just to let everyone know that spaces for sewing cost Β£3.50 each. It is also Β£5 per hour to hire a machine at Backstitch.

    With this we also have use of tools such as irons and boards, cutting mats and rulers, rotary cutters, and scissors.

    Looking forward to this!!

  • #39420
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    @andreassewingdiary

    This sounds great and would love to come. But I am away the whole of next week. Will be there next time!
    Andrea

  • #41004
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    @jennystitched

    @crafysooze unfortunately not -I think I’m the only sewist in all of Peterborough hah!

  • #41013
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    Would love to attend but am away this weekend. Have fun!

  • #41435
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    thanks for this, unfortuantely I wont be able to come as I am away that day but would love to come to another one in the future

  • #41512
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    Hi everyone! Just a reminder that this meet is from 11am tomorrow morning at Backstitch! Really looking forward to it. I’ve even made a cake! We can have a natter together and have a look at the lovely fabrics there. We can also conspire about further meets – as this seems to be the first Fold Line one πŸ™‚

    Have a lovely Saturday evening everyone, and hopefully see a few of you tomorrow!

    xxx

  • #41530
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    @multithreaded

    Looking forward to it!

  • #41567
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    @susanyoungsewing

    Hi Ladies, I hope to be there, sometime after 11.30 I think…look forward to meeting you then

  • #41671
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    @susanyoungsewing

    Hi everyone, thank you for organising today @gingerthreadgirl (and for making the fab cake!) it was lovely to meet some fellow sewers at Backstitch and talk all things sewing-I look forward to seeing what everyone makes with their purchases!

  • #41677
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    Thanks so much @susanyoungsewing! I had a fab time – so lovely to meet a wonderful bunch of ladies! I have put a post up on my blog just now, with a few photos – http://gingerthreadgirl.co.uk/events/a-lovely-little-sewing-meet/.

    We will have to stay in touch on here, and hope to meet up again some time later in the year!

  • #42592
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    @laurac

    Wish I had seen this before. Would have loved to have joined you. Nice to see other folks sewing in Cambridge πŸ™‚

  • #42602
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    @andreassewingdiary

    Lets have another one soon!

  • #42605
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    @craftysooze

    Hey guys I’m planning something for April! @thefoldline do I make a new thread or stick to this one?

  • #42607
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    thefoldline
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    @thefoldline

    @craftysooze It’s completely up to you – there are a few people in the area already on this one so it might be good to continue!

  • #42633
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    Thanks @thefoldline

    So I was thinking it’d be nice for everyone to meet up in Cambridge, perhaps visit the fabric shops that are there and then get some lunch and get to know one another!
    How’s the 23rd of April for everyone?

  • #42634
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    Sounds all good to me and I am free on the 23rd πŸ™‚
    Andrea

  • #42635
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    @tamsinw-p

    Hi, I think I am free that day too
    Tamsin

  • #42685
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    @laurac

    That sounds good to me. Date suits me fine.

  • #44575
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    Hi everyone! Is this meet on 23rd April still going ahead? Just catching up on messages on here πŸ™‚
    I’m not 100% sure if I am free then – just waiting to hear if I am needed at a family thing. Also, just wanted to mention that central Cambridge doesn’t have too much in the way of fabric shops/haberdasheries. It has CallyCo and John Lewis… and there is sometimes a fabric stall on the market. Let me know if anyone needs help with advice in central Cambs – I know it pretty well πŸ™‚ xxx

  • #44576
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    @craftysooze

    Hey @gingerthreadgirl yes the meet up is still going ahead ? was planning to finalise details this weekend. I was hoping for more of a social side whilst we visit the shops in Cambridge, I know the city pretty well too. I hope you can make it!!

  • #44577
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    Fab @craftysooze πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to hearing plans – and will try my best to get there.

    Just a thought though – 21st April is the Queen’s (actual) 90th birthday – so wonder if there might be anything going on in town that weekend?? Her official birthday is in June though, so I might be wrong. It just crossed my mind is all.

    Speak soon! xx

  • #44583
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    @craftysooze

    @gingerthreadgirl I did have a look online before I chose the date in case anything major was happening but nothing showed up πŸ™‚

  • #45402
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    Hey guys! If we meet at 11am at the waterstones cafe we can all have a drink and a chat before we go for a mooch around the fabric shops we have in Cambridge. A friend of mine is making us a little logo so we have something to share on Instagram etc. Hope everyone’s sewing is going well! πŸ™‚

  • #45422
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    thefoldline
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    @thefoldline

    @craftysooze If you send us your logo we can share it on social media and in the Sew Reporter πŸ™‚

  • #45627
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    @sewsusie

    Thank you for organising @craftysooze. Really looking forward to it! ?

  • #46805
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    @craftysooze

    Hey everyone!

    My wonderful friend has designed a logo for our little group! I’ve popped the details of the next meet up onto the bottom of it.

    I’ve heard from some of you on Instagram already, so I’m just going to tag everyone else who I haven’t heard from yet, or who might not have heard about this yet.

    @kp12x @helloyouitsme @florabella24 @clarecutting @sheilakins @hvdrake @jude @sewandsew @sutters @leemadeit @citrussharp @willower @sewnine @sunhillfabrics @lemlina

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  • #46806
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    Fantastic logo! Though, is it Saturday 23rd April? If it is Saturday then I’ve managed to triple book myself… but still hoping to steal a spare hour or so to at least come say hi! xx

  • #46882
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    Yes! I am defo in. What do you guys think about a stash swap that day too? Just bring stash we don’t plan to use and take things of others we do want? Nice way to refresh the stash for free!Do let me know and I’ll bring my stash for swapping.

    See you 11am on 23rd either way:)

    Clare

  • #46927
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    Sorry a bit late on picking this one up – thanks for the prod @craftysooze!
    Would love to come along if possible, not many sewcialists in my town, so would be lovely to meet up.
    Have something else supposed to be happening on that day, but am hoping it gets changed / I can get away for a bit to meet.
    Lee

  • #46934
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    @willower

    Great, sounds like fun! I think I’m free that Saturday so I’ll pop it in my diary πŸ™‚

  • #46936
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    @craftysooze

    Whoops as @gingerthreadgirl has pointed out I had the wrong day on that picture! Obviously I meant the 23rd which is the Saturday πŸ™‚ I’ve updated the picture to the correct one now!

    @sutters yes I love that idea! I definitely have some patterns that deserve a more loving home too!

    @gingerthreadgirl hoping you can make it! I’ll be sharing my mobile number closer to the time so you’ll be able to find us if we’re not at the cafe anymore!

    @leemadeit awesome!! Hope you can come by even if it’s just for a while! I’m hoping to organise these more often so you can always come to the next one!!

  • #48545
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    @craftysooze

    Hey guys!

    I’ve put a small itinerary post up on my blog to give you an idea of what to expect! If any of you want my mobile number to get in touch just email me and you’ll have it, otherwise I’ll be contactable via instagram!

    Here’s the blog post

    Really looking forward to seeing you all this Saturday!!

  • #48548
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    @andreassewingdiary

    Looks great thank you. Looking forward to it πŸ™‚

    Andrea

  • #49015
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    Hello @craftysooze & Cambridge sewists! I’m so sorry but my father-in-law’s birthday party has been moved to an afternoon BBQ starting at midday tomorrow, so I am gutted to say that I can’t make it πŸ™

    Have fun, and I hope to catch-up with you all at another meet some time πŸ™‚

    Fingers crossed that we all get decent weather tomorrow!

    Well done for organising @craftysooze! Hope to catch-up with you some time.

    xxx

  • #49124
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    Hi Susie, I’m coming by train so I should be with you by about 11.45…hopefully! I look forward to meeting you all later

  • #53397
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    Hello! I’ve only just recently joined the forum. I wonder whether there will be more meet-ups in the Cambridge area?
    If so, I’d love to come!
    (I’m only a beginner, but I’m getting there!)

  • #53399
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    Hello @elenapapuffa!

    Welcome to the group πŸ™‚

    I’d love to do something again too. Happy to organise something for during the summer. @craftysooze – do you have any more plans for another Cambridge based event? Perhaps we can conspire together!

    x

  • #53400
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    @thefoldline – Are we able to have this forum renamed to something like ‘Cambridge sewing meets’?
    x

  • #53401
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    thefoldline
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    @thefoldline

    @gingerthreadgirl Absolutely, that’s all done for you πŸ™‚

  • #53402
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    @gingerthreadgirl

    Thanks @thefoldline! You the best x

  • #53506
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    @craftysooze

    Hey guys! Thanks for the prompt Jen @gingerthreadgirl yes I was hoping to organise a skills swap for next month which is something we talked about doing at the last meet up, I was hoping to organise it for the middle of June like the 18th. The idea is just to help answer each other’s crafty questions, they don’t have to be about sewing. I was planning to help people out with crochet and some of the guys were going to show me the purl stitch ?
    I’m finally starting to feel better now (must be all the vodka I had on holiday) so am happy to crack on with organising this this weekend ? any help would be appreciated though!!

  • #53510
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    Fab @craftysooze! Though I’m in London on 18th June, at Blogtacular.
    Sorry if you do go ahead with that date, but very happy to help with anything if you decide on a different date too.
    xxx

  • #57077
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    Hello everyone! Have you all seen @thefoldline have announced their big surprise this morning – a flipping amazing sounding sewing event taking place in August – IN CAMBRIDGE! Who’s in? I’ve just bought my ticket! https://thefoldline.com/the-sewing-weekender/ @craftysooze @multithreaded @jennystitched @sewsusie @andreassewingdiary @tamsinw-p @sutters @leemadeit @susanyoungsewing @elenapapuffa @willower @laurac

  • #57079
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    @multithreaded

    Yes! Booked for me and mum. Too good an opportunity to miss so close to home

  • #57091
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    Hi everyone – tickets are selling really fast for @thefoldline Sewing Weekender! If you want to come, I’d recommend nabbing your ticket/s asap!
    https://thefoldline.com/the-sewing-weekender/ @craftysooze @multithreaded @jennystitched @sewsusie @andreassewingdiary @tamsinw-p @sutters @leemadeit @susanyoungsewing @elenapapuffa @willower @laurac

  • #57124
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    How exciting!!! Would so love to come but I think it will be tricky with a newborn. Looking forward to checking our your blogs and IG!! Have fun!!
    Andrea xxx

  • #57204
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    Wow, I had the email at 12.15 today and it looks like the 50 places sold out in the next seven minutes?

    That was fast.

    I would have liked to go, that’s a shame.

  • #66452
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    I just discovered The Foldline and this discussion. Any plans to meet up this autumn?

    Jennifer

  • #66453
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    Hello Cambridgers! How about we take advantage of Backstitches Social Sew sessions? http://www.backstitch.co.uk/social-sew I’ll kick us off with a suggestion of Sunday 18th September. We can sew together, help fit, eat yummy cakes and peruse the shop. Let me know if you’re up for it and we’ll book some space. If people re in central Cambridge and need a lift I can fit 2 in the back of my car + sewing machines. x

  • #66546
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    Hi @sutters, I can’t make the date this time I’m afraid as I’m on holiday but have lots of fun and I expect to see pictures! xx

  • #67399
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    Hi @sutters
    Sorry, I’ve only just seen this post. I can’t make that date but would love to go to one if you fancy going again after this weekend.

    Hope you’re well!

    Jess

  • #67860
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    Hi everyone! Hope you are all well? I just wanted to mention that I’m thinking of organising an Autumn meet in October or November. Absolutely nothing set in stone as yet, but wanted to let you all know that I’m conspiring πŸ™‚ Who would be interested in meeting up? And do any of you have a strong preference of a Saturday or Sunday? Lots of sewing love to you all xxx

  • #67861
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    I’m new to the Fold Line and would love to attend a Cambridge sewing event. Sundays work best for me.

    Jennifer

  • #67877
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    @gingerthreadgirl That sounds brilliant! I have just moved to Cambridge and would love to meet some new sewist pals here. Saturdays or Sundays are both good for me πŸ™‚

  • #70459
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    I am a member of a small sewing group that is hoping to expand and start having sessions at a community hall in Chesterton. Any interest in attending evening or weekend sessions? If there are 6 people the cost would be about Β£5 each for a 3 hour room booking.

    Thanks!
    Jennifer

  • #77402
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    We have organised a Cambridge sewing meet up on Monday 9th January 6-9pm at St Andrews Hall in Chesterton. We’ll have several machines, so if you don’t have one, you can probably get some time on one of them! Cost is Β£5/person. Please sign up using Meetup at this link – https://www.meetup.com/Outlandish_Cambridge_Creators/events/235278273/

  • #79136
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    Hey all, anyone based near Peterborough? πŸ™‚

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      Afraid not. I’m just outside Cambridge. But if any kind of meet gets organised anywhere in this area then I’m all ears! I wanted to organise something in or around Cambridge but ran out of time towards my maternity leave!

  • #79285
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    I’m part of a new sewing group that meet every 3 weeks or so. Out next meeting is 6-9pm on 30th January (this Monday) at St Andrews hall in Chesterton. We share the cost of the hall rental and it’s usually Β£5/person. I set up a Facebook group called Cambridge Sewing Club – Top Stitchers so we can share information and meeting information. Love to see you there!

  • #79289
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    Here’s a link to the Sewing Club Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/cambridgesewingclub/ @gingerthreadgirl @jennystitched.

    Cheers, Jennifer

  • #85816
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    Hello All, we have a vacancy at our shop Backstitch just outside Cambridge. The shop needs a part time retail assistant. Please see full details on blog post, but be quick, closing date for applications is this Thursday 23rd March.
    http://www.backstitch.co.uk/content/blog/hiring-work-backstitch/

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