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Herne Bay Sewing Bee

Join Herne Bay’s version of the Great British Sewing Bee

Who needs Claudia Winkleman when Karry Johnson and Tracey Hunt are around? While the presenter oversaw a televised competition to find the
nation’s best needlework in the Great British Sewing Bee, the pair are
aiming to prove anyone can create their own clothes.

They will host their own sewing bee at Sew Lovely, in
Herne Bay High Street, making the A-line skirt from the first episode of
the hit BBC Two show. Owner Karry said:

“There has been a resurgence of sewing over the last few years and the programme definitely helped. We opened in 2011 and it has steadily grown since then. We have been getting more interest, and we are finding people
are fed up of buying cheap, poor quality clothes and want to be able to
make their own, or customise plainer things they have already got.”

If a skirt sounds too challenging, the pair can offer advice and
assistance on a range of projects, from changing the buttons on a top to
creating bunting or cushion covers. The shop also stocks sewing machines and accessories, as well as plenty of patterns and materials.

The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and will be
repeated the following Saturday. It costs £40 and sewers need to bring a
sewing machine, 1.5 metres of fabric and other accessories.

For more information or to book, visit www.karrydot.com or call 01227 368517.

thisiskent 10th May 2013

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