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  • #3222
    Tracy Cushing
    Tracy Cushing
    Participant

    Everyone is welcome to attend our morsbag workshop at

    Salt Line Studio in Alsager, ST7 2YQ

    We’ll be making bags and eating cake on

    Monday 13th October 2014, 7-9 pm

    and we’d love to see you if you’re a seasoned sewing person or a complete novice or anything in-between – the more the merrier.

    We have machines, fabric, a lovely ambiance (and did I mention cake?), all we need is more happy sewing hands (and cutting out hands, and ironing hands).

    http://saltlinestudio.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/autumn-programme.pdf
    https://www.facebook.com/SaltLineStudio

    Please call 01270 877370 for more information or to book a place – please note we’ll be asking for a £1 donation towards the room hire.

    Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂

    #3228
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    Hope it goes well Scalleywagbags and lovely to hear from you x

    #3230
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Sounds like a great venue and a sound plan in place, Scallywagbags! I hope you get lots of footfall and all your customers have an enjoyable experience. I see you’re advertising it under a “machine sewing for beginners” heading – and as we all know, morsbags make the idea first project for beginners. Should be a wonderful evening. We’ll be away but I look forward to reading all about it. 😀

    #3231
    Tracy Cushing
    Tracy Cushing
    Participant

    Thanks Beattie and Rosie.

    Hoping we get a good turnout. I had a lovely morning sewing al fresco with my old Singer handcrank outside a supermarket in the town to help drum up a bit of interest so fingers crossed.

    Many conversations were had about morsbags….and quite a few about the old sewing machines too (I love to see the smiles on peoples faces as they tell me how their mum or aunty or gran or whoever used to sew on a similar one). And of course morsbags were released into the wild too.

    morsbags are such excellent projects for beginners – but I like the social aspect too where old hands can mix and mingle with the less experienced, and where there is a role for those who really don’t want to sew but are happy to iron, cut out and help eat the cake!

    All are welcome.

    I shall be sewing outside of the studio itself this saturday if the weather cooperates too.

    #3232
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    That sounds like fun, Scallywagbags! We like using handcranks for the same reason, though often, by the time someone has told you their “helping mum/ gran / aunty story, they want to get on & not hear about morsbags! At least we get some of their attention 😀
    I hope it’s fine for your Saturday “unplugged” session!

    #3234
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    What I like is in that situation you can talk to several people at once, or rather you can often get a little crowd listening and adding their comments, memories etc.

    I agree that the social side is great. We have met so many wonderful people. My favourite is when paths cross like when people say ‘ooh my mum had was given a morsbag in x’ To me that shows that the growth thing is really working. I need to move now to campaign in another county!

    So pleased that you are morsbagging again Tracy. I love it that there is the possibility of coming and going. 🙂 xx

    #3237
    sazzie
    sazzie
    Participant

    Lovely to hear from you again Scallywagbags… Your event sounds great fun.
    I would have loved to have come along but sadly next week either myself or mr Sazzie have something on each evening……. Hopefully next time I’ll be able to make it as you’re not that far along the M6 from me.
    I hope it’s a great success, I look forward to reading the report

    #3244
    masterclock
    masterclock
    Participant

    Bump

    Do keep us updated!

    #3272
    Two Doors Studio
    Two Doors Studio
    Participant

    Well it was a filthy night! In terms of the weather, I felt somewhat like a sea creature myself as I loaded and unloaded the car. Ooh but it did rain!

    Several intrepid souls did venture forth into the cosy workroom at Salt Line Studio – thank you thank you thank you brave souls.

    Morsbags were made, cake was are, and there was enough interest to make plans for having a regular morsbag workshop – yay!

    There was a first outing for my new morsbags bunting (totally borrowed this idea from another morsbagger – genius whoever you are!), and I wore my morsbag tshirt for the first time. (I have to say the cotton in the tshirt feels really lovely quality, it’s a pleasure to wear).

    So I’m very pleased to announce that a brand new pod is born – “Salt Line Studio pod”.
    Meetings will be approximately one every 2 months, the first one is likely to be in January 2015.
    The venue will be Salt line studio, Alsager, 100 Crewe Road, ST7 2JA

    Check here for details:
    http://www.saltlinestudio.co.uk
    http://www.facebook.com/SaltLineStudio

    #3273
    Two Doors Studio
    Two Doors Studio
    Participant

    Morsbag mini bag  bunting

    #3274
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Lovely bunting, Salt Line Studio! Are you Tracey wearing another hat, or are you a new forum member? Welcome, if so! I want to post a smiley but I am using an Italian keyboard and cannot find most punctuation marks, including colons for eyes or apostrophes for canàt! LOL!

    I am very pleased to hear about the regular pod meetings, I’m sure you’ll have fun together! (Did you notice I’ve found the ‘ it’s where a hyphen ought to be!) I like wearing my ‘morsbags uniform’ too, though I’ve found it needs to be stored inside out as the dye isn’t very light proof.

    #3276
    Two Doors Studio
    Two Doors Studio
    Participant

    Correctly spotted Beattie 🙂
    This is Tracy speaking on behalf of Salt Line Studio pod.

    I have my own solopod but I like to help groups set up their own pods too. In this case the Salt Line Studio pod will have several regular members and hopefully posters to the forum. They wanted their own pod so they could see the tally of morsbags made at Salt Line Studio.

    Thanks for the tip about storing the tshirt (for a moment there I thought you had implied there might be a morsbag hat available in the shop…..then I engaged my brain ….doh! )

    Happy Italian travels x

    #3277
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    Tracy, this all sounds wonderful! Good luck to the new pod. I love setting up new pods too! Sometimes I post on their behalf too. Not everyone likes social media! x

    #3290
    Krisaby
    Krisaby
    Participant

    Lovely report Tracy and what good news about Salt Line Studio. That’s brilliant!
    I love your bunting. It gives such a bright, welcoming look to the Morsbags spot.

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