Thursday, 18 April 2013

Come and Sew with the Honeysuckle Sewing Bees

Free Workshops for Beginners

Sewing Taster Days – with the Honeysuckle Sewing Bees!

If the new series on the BBC The Great British Sewing Bee has inspired you to get sewing but you need to know how.  Then why not join us on one of our free “learn how to Sew Taster days” starting on Monday 20th May.

We’re really buzzing at Honeysuckle Interiors!  We are great supporters of The Great British Sewing Bee and believe it’s really important to get the nation sewing again.   We’re offering a series of free workshops running with morning and afternoon sessions. If the session inspires you then we will be offering further workshop days to develop your skills.  By attending one of our free taster day workshops you will receive a voucher to redeem against any of our workshops valid for a year – plus a complimentary gift from our home and gift boutique.

If you have never used a sewing machine or hand stitched anything in your life but would love to learn the basics then let us inspire you.

All levels and ages welcome

We can offer up to 4 places per session –  places will be offered on a first come first serve basis

Dates:  Mon 20th May, Mon 3rd June, Mon 24th Jun, Mon 8th July

Times:  Morning sessions - 9.30 -  12.30

Afternoon sessions - 1.30 - 4.30

Venue – Honeysuckle Interiors Workroom Rectory Rd Oakley RG237LJ

Contact us on 01256 780831


Why not find out more about these great and inspiring workshops on our website -

Friday, 5 April 2013

Come and Sew with the Honeysuckle Sewing Bees

Forty years ago there was nothing unusual about us making our own clothes and then for a while it seemed like we’d lost our passion for this very traditional skill. The introduction of the BBC’s latest series the Great British Sewing Bee is about to change all of that . The design team at Honeysuckle Interiors are great supporters of the new series and of the quiet sewing revolution that is happening.

This year Honeysuckle Interiors see its 25th anniversary of a business that was set up based on an enthusiasm for sewing.  Owner Marina Wooldridge recalls:-

“I have always had a passion for sewing and wanted my own business.  As well as making all my own clothes, I naturally made curtains for my first home.  As a result in the very early days I made curtains for friends and family and realised here was the business opportunity I’d always dreamed of”

Since setting up, the business has steadily grown and evolved but still at the heart is the
love and passion for fabrics and sewing. Honeysuckle Interiors have run furnishing workshops for nearly 20 years and if the Great British Sewing Bee has inspired you then why not enroll on one of their workshops to learn to have a go at making your own home furnishings.  They welcome novices to the most experienced equipment and materials are provided.  For full details go to their website and look under the Workshops link.

The Design Team love fabric and are happy to sell by the metre for any sewing project – even dressmaking.  One of their latest creations was to wear to London Design week at Chelsea Harbour where they each made their own outfits from the new Sanderson Options collection.  Don’t forget to go to their special offer and downloads website place where you’ll find Aprils offer to bring a friend for half price on one of their workshops.