Posts Tagged ‘Sewing Tour’

Sewing Tour – V V Rouleaux London

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Our next stop on our London 2012 Sewing Tour was ‘V V Rouleaux’ which is a gorgeous shop filled with beautiful ribbons, trims, tie backs and more!

Faye and the team at V V Rouleaux gave us a very warm welcome, shared interesting information about what they offer including their unique approach to helping creative people all over the world with their sewing projects!

Annabel Lewis is the founder of V V Rouleaux where in 1990 she closed her flower shop in Parsons Green and opened a ribbon shop - V V Rouleaux.

Video interview with Faye from V V Rouleaux

Learn how the team at V V Rouleaux could help you with the perfect ribbon, trim or feather for your next sewing project. Watch the video below!

Jacqueline outside V V Rouleaux

Here are some pictures from V V Rouleaux

I just LOVE tassels!

V V Rouleaux re-cycle everything and don’t throw a scrap away. Instead they make unique pieces from the short ends of their ribbons and trims just like the gorgeous models below. They are available for sale at V V Rouleaux.

So many trims – which one will Jacqueline choose for her next sewing project?

Amazing masks at V V Rouleaux!

Thank you Faye and the team for a warm, welcoming and informative visit to V V Rouleaux we look forward to visiting again soon.

We highly recommend visiting Faye and the team at V V Rouleaux next time you’re in London or ask them via email to help you from where ever you are in the world with sourcing the perfect ribbon or trim for your next sewing project.

Please find below more information about V V Rouleaux

Address: 102 Marylebone Lane London W1U 2QD

Email: marylebone@vvrouleaux.com

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7224 5179

Website: http://www.vvrouleaux.com

Please leave a comment below for us and the team at V V Rouleaux, we would love to hear from you, how you liked this blog post, perhaps a special ribbon or trim you have or are looking for. Also if you’ve been to V V Rouleaux too or if it’s now on your list of places to visit!

Stay tuned for our next stop on our London 2012 Sewing Tour coming your way soon! Please click on the social media buttons below to share this with your friends!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Would you like to watch these videos on my You Tube channel? Sewing Tour – V V Rouleaux London

Sewing Tour – The Thrifty Stitcher London

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Hi Everyone,

I’m very excited to share with you our second stop on our London 2012 Sewing Tour to The Thrifty Stitcher!

We met with the founder Claire-Louise Hardie who is simply delightful! We enjoyed visiting her for hours and hours where we talked all about sewing! I’m also so pleased to share with you some of the highlights of our visit with her below. So come along and learn all about Claire-Louise at The Thrifty Stitcher.

The Thrifty Stitcher is an intimate friendly sewing school run by professional Theatrical Costumier Claire-Louise Hardie.

Claire-Louise is passionate about costumes, clothing, cushions & all things fabric! She just loves making beautiful things – sometimes it is a stage costume, sometimes it’s a beautiful interior, and sometimes it’s just resurrecting your favourite jeans.

Claire-Louise Hardie & Maree Pigdon

Watch the video below where Claire-Louise tells us about her sewing and design days as a Theatre Costume Designer! Claire-Louise trained as a Costume Designer at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has personally worked as a Costume Maker, Costume Cutter, Costume Buyer, Costume Supervisor, Costume Designer,  Dresser and Wardrobe Mistress, all in the Theatre. Claire-Louise has also worked as a” Costume Stand by” and a ” Costume Daily” in Film and TV.

In the video below Claire-Louise gives us a tour of her sewing studio with excellent storage tips for small sewing spaces. Not only that she shows us a vintage dress she picked up for ‘five quid’ and is going to adjust to wear herself. There is also a vintage model in this video – check it out all those vintage lovers!

Claire-Louise has a vintage pattern on her wall in her sewing studio that I made in the 70′s!

Jacqueline enjoys filming & photography on our sewing tour to create these wonderful blog posts just for you!

Claire-Louise & Jacqueline


Thank you Claire-Louise for a wonderful afternoon, we can’t wait to visit you again soon!

We highly recommend visiting Claire-Louise at The Thrifty Stitcher next time you’re in London and to book a sewing class with her!

Please find below more information about The Thrifty Stitcher

Address: Unit 21, 4-6 Shelford Place, Stoke Newington, N16 9HS

Email: info@thethriftystitcher.co.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 7779 255087

Website: http://www.thethriftystitcher.co.uk/

Please leave a comment below for us and Claire-Louise, we would love to hear from you, how you liked this blog post, perhaps what you’re currently sewing or have now been inspired to create. Also if you’ve been to The Thrifty Stitcher too or if it’s now on your list of places to visit!

Stay tuned for our next stop on our London 2012 Sewing Tour coming your way soon!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Would you like to watch these videos on my You Tube channel? Maree Pigdon at The Thrifty Stitcher

Sewing Tour – Homemade London

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Hi everyone!

Well I’m just so excited to bring you this blog post from our first stop on our 2012 sewing tour to ‘Homemade London’!

I am having the most wonderful time with Jacqueline visiting and meeting with lovely sewing teachers and people in the sewing industry. I’m also delighted to invite you along to follow us to the gorgeous places we are visiting. Below is our first tour post which includes a video sewing series of us at Homemade London with Nicola & Angela!

Homemade London opened in August 2010 with a mission to celebrate the best of London’s craft designers and introduce new products and techniques to the capital.

Nicola Barron, founder of Homemade London is a fashion and interior design junkie who moved to Paris at age of 18 to immerse herself in the fashion industry before pursuing a career as a TV producer. After 10 years at the BBC she left in 2009 to find a new challenge that would combine her skills and experience with her passion. The inspiration for Homemade London came from a desire to learn from the designers she loves. Nicola manages Homemade London and has a team of expert sewing teachers who teach sewing & crafts in classes, parties and workshops.

Watch the video below where I interview Nicola in her sewing studio about her inspiration to create Homemade London!

In the video below Nicola takes us for a quick tour of her sewing studio – check out the gorgeous sewing and craft projects, and a sneak peak of a special birthday workshop which was being held while we were there!

We also had the opportunity to meet with one of Nicola’s teachers – Angela. It was delightful to meet with her and hear about how she started sewing and who she teaches. Watch the video below to meet Angela!

Here are some pictures from Homemade London Sewing Studio

Create the things you love!

Homemade London specialise in parties so you can get together with your friends for a special creative sewing day!

Nicola also has the exact same sewing machines for her students that I currently have at Rosewood Cottage – fancy that!

Thank you Nicola & Angela for a wonderful visit to Homemade London.

We highly recommend visiting Homemade London next time you’re in London and to book a special sewing party with your friends!

Please find below more information about Homemade London

Address: 21 Seymour Place, Portman Village, London W1H 5BH

Email: info@homemadelondon.com

Telephone: +44 (0)20 8616 0771

Website: www.homemadelondon.com

Please leave a comment below for us and the team at Homemade London, we would love to hear from you, how you liked this blog post, perhaps what you’re currently sewing or have now been inspired to create. Also if you’ve been to Homemade London too or if it’s now on your list of places to visit!

Stay tuned for our next stop on our London 2012 Sewing Tour coming your way soon! Share this with your friends on social media – click below!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Would you like to watch this video on my You Tube channel? Sewing Tour – Homemade London – Interview with Maree & Nicola – Sewing Classes London