Friday, 27 June 2014

Needles & Threads

Thank you to everyone who attended the Demo Day with Dawn yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed her visit. The Demo she delivered was so informative and explained in a way that makes sense. Dawn explained the importance of using a Quality Thread for all your Sewing Projects. Mettler Thread in a 60 weight is recommended for piecing your Quilt as there's less bulk at the seams which works wonderfully when working on a Dresden Plate for example. I stock these Threads in the Shop. 60 weight Cream & Grey are the recommended colours, Dawn also uses these to Quilt with.

The right Machine Needles are also Essential. Schmetz are the best Needles out there. I will be stocking these in the Shop soon. Jean/Denim Needles or Sharps are recommended. The Universal Needles out there are not ideal. You need the right Needle for the Project you're working on. Also, get to know you're Sewing Machine. I must admit I only use a few stitches and don't replace the Needle as often as I should. Dawn has definitely educated me with her Demo. She also sells a Pocket Tutor Book that is well presented and has doodle pages to add your own notes too. An Essential Book for Sewers.

It was great to meet everyone who attended the Event. If any of you would like to book Dawn to visit their Group you can contact her via her website 

I was lucky enough to hear Dawn's Demo 3 times and I could have easily listened to a 4th. Unfortunately because I was so engrossed I forgot to take photos of the ladies!! I did managed to sneak one in before she left. Thanks again Dawn - Helen - 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Lovely Weekend

Vintage Day was a brilliant success, lots of Stalls, Music & People Dressed up for the Event. It was a perfect Summer's Day. I managed to do a little Sewing outside the Shop too. Thank you to everyone who made their way down New Street to see me. It was great to meet you. 

I bought my Dress last Summer from a Vintage Lady who owns -  I Luv it Really Do Vintage - I met Jodi at my first ever Craft Fair, she made me feel like part of a Creative Family. Jodi now has a little Shop in Grimsby, Wellowgate, Lincolnshire

- Louth Market Place - 

I'm very excited to be hosting the Demo Day with Dawn tomorrow (Thurs 26th June). The Shop will be close to the Public whilst these are taking place. This is due to the size of my little Shop. It'll be closed between 10am - 11am / 11.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Thank you for your understanding 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Vintage Fabrics for Vintage Day

Chloe's Closet's Newest Collection - 1930's Playtime - has arrived. Perfect for making those Summer Tops & Dresses. They'll also work wonderfully in Quilts & Home Decoration. Bunting is a great Project for Beginners.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Vintage Day in Louth - Love Louth

I'm very excited about the Vintage Day Event being held in Louth on Sunday 22nd June. I have my Vintage Day Window in readiness for the Event.

- The Humble Hankie & Dottie Doily hanging in the Window - 

- My Finished Granny Chic Quilt. This used one one Jelly Roll, they are available in various colours in the Shop - 

- Vintage inspired Dress Patterns from Sew Over It & 1930's Vintage Inspired Fabrics available at £12.00 a metre - 

I had a wonderful time visiting Charity Shops for some of these finds. 

- Vintage Day - 

Louth is such a Traditional Market Town. It's a great place to visit. My London relatives think it's like going back in time when they visit here. It has a slower pace, people are friendly to each other. You can leave your bike outside a Shop and it's still there! 

There's Louth Museum to visit, Hubbards Hills for Picnics and Family Fun of course the lovely selection of Cafes & Shops available too.

- New Street - 

- Eastgate - 

- St James Church - 

So why not visit Louth in Lincolnshire on Vintage Day and visit my Shop too. I'll be Open from 11.30am onwards. I'm looking forward to meeting you soon 
- Helen - 

Friday, 13 June 2014

Demo Day

Just to update you, the Demo Day with Dawn Cameron-Dick is now a Free Event. It's a great Opportunity to meet Dawn & for me to meet & get to know my Customers. Please Contact me to book a place on one of the 3 Session times available.

Many thanks - Helen -

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Dawn Cameron-Dick "Demo Day"

I'm very excited to announce Dawn Cameron-Dick will be visiting on Thursday 26th June for a Demo Day. Dawn is a Mettler Thread Ambassador with many years of Quilting Knowledge. Dawn also arranged all the colours used in the Mettler Thread Unit.

- £10.00 a Ticket for this Event

Dawn will be hosting a Demo on "Needles & Threads". She'll give you advice on the correct Threads & Needle sizes for certain Projects. With the lovely Threads available it'll be great to see Dawn in Action showing the different techniques to get the best out of our Threads.

There are 30 spaces available, 10 per session, each run for an hour. 

10am - 11am 
11.30am - 12.30pm
1.30pm - 2.30pm

It's £10.00 a ticket with a FREE £5.00 Gift Voucher to spend in the Shop. You will receive a Goodie Bag from Dawn which will contain useful information & a FREE Spool of Thread.

This is the First Event Held at The Little Fabric Store and I'm looking forward to organising more Demo's & Workshops in the future.

Please contact me to book your place. 

Many thanks - Helen - 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

The Lucky Winner

 - Yesterday was the Draw to find the Lucky Winner of the Granny Chic Quilt. Nathan picked the winning number - 


- Yay, Well Done Gillian - 

Gillian will be collecting her Quilt on Thursday. Thank you to Auntie Ruby who donated the Quilt. We raised £20.00 in contributions. Thank you to everyone who donated & supported Kirk on his Challenge for Cancer Research - Helen - 

Monday, 2 June 2014


I hope you've all had a great weekend. I've been busy working on my Quilt for the next Window Display. I'm using the Mettler Multi Thread. It's the first time I've used this thread and the quality and effects are second to none. I'm only ever going to use this thread from now on. It's so smooth on my machine. 

Exciting News * I have Dawn Cameron-Dick visiting the Shop for a Demo Day on Thursday 26th June. I'll be adding all the information this week *

Look at these Multi Colours

On a different note I'll be Opening the Shop slightly later on Friday 6th June. The Little Fabric Store will be Open 12pm - 5pm. This is due to my youngest son's Sports Day, his last in his Junior School Year. I'll also be Closing early on Thursday 12th June 9.30am - 1pm as it's Nathan's End of School Play. 

As I'm running the Shop on my own I've had to change the Opening hours on these days. Nathan had a talk with me last night, he's been feeling left out since I opened my Shop. It didn't half pull on my little heart strings. It's the internal battle us mum's have at times. So, I've never missed any of his School Events and I hope you understand why I'm putting my Family first on these dates too.

Me with my daughter Lauren & son's Brad & Nathan

My husband Dan has been amazing throughout my Business Venture

- I couldn't have done this without them routing for me -

- A big "Thank You" to all my customers for your understanding & continued support -