Fancy joining our Creatives Hub?

IMG_0320As part of our plan for 2017 we want to reach out and showcase the work of makers and creators everywhere.

We’re looking for creative types who have active Instagram accounts and blogs who can design, create & make lovely things using lovely supplies from our shop!

If you’d like to be part of our Creative Hub please drop Justine an email at:

justine@simplysolids.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

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.