Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sew Summer Sale - Fabrics at 50% off!

lots to choose from!

Shwe Shwe from South Africa

Fairy Panels

Hand-dyed fat quarters in co-ordinating colours

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer School

classroom is full
It's our fourth week of summer school this week, and what a week it is shaping up to be! We have a full class of students learning applique & embroidery, eight new crafters escaping the summer heat with a fun pillowcase decorating project.

We have SEVEN more weeks of classes scheduled, so if your kids (ages 8-16) are looking for something to do this summer, check out our schedule:

applique pillow
The classes are divided into 2 categories, crafting and sewing with machines. Coming up for the crafters: felt embroidery, cross stitch, applique, knitting, and crochet. Still to come in sewing: quilted pillow, soft toys, teddy bear, lunch bag and messenger bag. Don't forget that for new sewists, we are offering a terrific sewing machine package! You get an excellent quality sewing machine, a haberdashery starter kit, and two free week-long sewing classes, all for only 1995dhs.

Come on in to the shop to see the full schedule, check out the project samples, and talk to our staff about the program.
keen crafters

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sew Summer Offers - Books


We have dozens of great books on special at 50% off the original price. Sewing, Quilting, can find your next craft project in our book sale!

Also on special, EQ6 - Electric Quilt - the quilt design software. This comprehensive tool is easy to use and helps you design and plan your quilting projects. Only 2 are left as of Thursday night, at the greate price of 512dhs.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sew Summer Offers

We are surrounded by fantastic summer savings! The shop is filled to the brim with sale items...thousands of potential projects just waiting for your eager fingers!

Here are some of the fabulous yarn we have on special:

Drops Lin...regular price was 34dhs, now only 17dhs! This gorgeous yarn would make lovely light Dubai shawls or wraps, even cute little cardigans to keep you from getting an air conditioning chill.

Hand & Hand Cotton Silk blend, now only 9.50dhs from 19dhs. We have free patterns for the cute baby blanket in the picture, make yours in fresh orange!

Louet Gems is super-soft 100% merino, and it's machine washable. Now only 20dhs from 40dhs, this yarn would make a really sweet cuddly baby blanket or sweater. We have lots of patterns and books to give you ideas!

Lots more in the shop...drop by soon to see what's going on. Pick up some nice new yarn and sign up for a class or attend a clinic (schedule on our website: and make something new this summer!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New goodies on shelves!

Bino was almost through the last load of boxes when the next one hit... no pictures this time, because there isn't any room to take one! (literally - we're hoping very few people need Safran yarn for the next two days...)

On the bright side, we now have more scissors, elastics and cording than anyone could possibly wish for.

The beautiful Westfalen fabrics, Jaipur and others, have now been displayed. You don't have to stop at using them for quilts - we have examples of knitting rolls, table runners and a variety of other household items. The rolls of fabrics are made up of 12 fabrics each, 19" square.

The cushion is especially inviting - a Permin of Copenhagen panel perfectly complements the colour of the Jaipur fabrics, available on the bolt. This and other Permin panels are available as kits, and are large enough to keep you busy for much of the summer!

Those of you looking for a new challenge might enjoy the smocking classes being held over the summer. The next session begins August 3, and the finished baby's Bishop is simply stunning! Those of you who already love this type of embroidery might be glad to see the new smocking pleaters displayed - there are three sizes available from 16 needles to 36+. There are also a variety of books - even one for those of you who think smocking is only for baby christenings!

We'll have whole loads more new stuff unpacked and out on the shelves by the end of the week. Remember about the summer sewing promotion - starter machine with accessories and free beginner classes at a fabulous discount, and here is a hint that there will much, much more on promotion (savings of 20% - 50% on selected items) beginning next week... check back early and often!
Happy crafting!