We’re hiring!

We’re looking for  dynamic and skilled weekend sales person to join our team here at Simply Solids!

Ideally you will come from a sewing background and have previous retail experience. If this sounds like you please send your CV to justine@simplysolids.co.uk

Grand Opening Arts & Crafts fair

We’ve been so excited to show off our new place and in the lead up to our Grand opening weekend we’ve been featured twice in the local press.

Our shop has undergone some major renovations that have involved many hours and late nights by all our families, once again!. We’ve transformed a wooden clad pub complete with 3 bars into a creative hub of quilting; sewing; fabric; haberdashery; arts and crafts, in conjunction with Globe Arts Education. We have more plans and exciting developments to come in 2017, so watch this space!

We started out looking a little like this:

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To having a feature article in the Huddersfield Examiner:

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Last Saturday was our grand opening and our first Arts & Crafts fair to celebrate our official launch. We had numerous local artists, designers and makers all showing off and sharing their crafts.

To name just a few of our own, we were joined by Anne with all her amazing handmade gifts. She has everything from hand dyed wools, knitted baby jumpers, Christmas tree decorations and advent calendars and so many other lovely items perfect for gifts.

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Alongside Anne we have one of our up and coming tutors, Fredericke of Baboosh Design. She will be joining us here on the 29th January and 12th March to teach her baby leggings & hareem pants. Classes can be found here.

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Thank you to everyone that came to visit & support our new venture. You have no idea how much we really do appreciate your kind words and enthusiasm for our plans.

A busy day all round as we were also host to Jenny Haynes aka pappersaxsten and her wonderful Clamshell quilt class.

We had some fabulous creations during the day:

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This weekend is Small Business Saturday and without all your continued support we wouldn’t be in this amazing new shop with so many new possibilities ahead. We’re excited for 2017 and as a little thank you for this weekend we are offering 15% discount across the shop*.

*excludes: classes, vouchers & expires Midnight, Sunday 4th December

Enter code: Small15 at checkout to receive the discount.

Have a happy sewing weekend.

New Shop Signage Revealed

At last we managed to get our new shop signage installed and we love it!

IMG_9933If you look closely enough you’ll spot Lisa doing a happy dance in the doorway!

With two weeks trading under our belt in the new premises, it’s been nothing but positive feedback from our visitors. Those of you who have already paid a visit will know that we still have builders on site as the rest of the building continues to be renovated and to be honest that will be ongoing for a few more weeks,  it’s a big old space.

We’re having a grand opening day on Saturday November 26th where you can see the space in full, there will be demonstrations from Globe Arts Studios and a makers craft fair in our huge downstairs space. Both ourselves and Globe Arts will be launching our class timetables right through to March / April and you’ll be able to sign up for some great classes!


Hope to see you there