Thursday, 1 May 2014

Visiting the new Backstitch haberdashery shop, Burwash Manor, Cambridge.

Last weekend I went to visit my friend Helen in Cambridge for a sewing day. We decided to visit the lovely new Backstitch haberdashery shop at Burwash Manor, just outside of Cambridge. Alice, who owns Backstitch, was interviewed for the first edition of Love Sewing magazine, which was published this month.

The shop has a good selection of fabrics, both solids and patterns and plenty of fat quarter bundles for quilting projects. You will find haberdashery too, along with indie patterns, tapestry kits and cross stitch kits. Alice has just started to run classes too, from basic accessories to clothes including the Socialite dress and Tova Tunic.

A visit to Burwash Manor also makes a nice day out as there are about 15 independent shops to visit, including a nice cafe. If you have time to wander about you might be lucky enough to see some cute little piglets too!

I couldn't resist getting a few metres of this lovely soft cotton fabric (Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics). I think I might be brave and make some trousers using it!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely to meet you Rachel - good luck with those trousers!