I am having so much fun in my sewing classes and love spending time at Word Of Mouth (WOM) Craft and Supplies both in my lessons and browsing the shop so I thought this week I would tell you all a bit more about it.
WOM is run by Jinny and has evolved from a cold stall on Hebden Bridge market selling haberdashery & wool, into an emporium of craft supplies, situated in a bright lofty mill on Valley road.
They sell haberdashery, wool & patterns (including King Cole & Debbie Bliss), fabric, card making & scrap booking supplies, beads & findings, various types of paint, air drying clay & just about everything in between.
Having children herself means that Ginny is exceptionally child friendly and has a wonderful corner in the shop full of toys/crayons and things to entertain your little one whilst you shop - a godsend! Whenever I take Bella I struggle to get her to come away - that is a novelty when you have children.
In addition to the shop they offer an alterations & repairs service on all clothing & soft furnishings, sewing machine sales/repairs/servicing, hold regular art exhibitions, sell locally made crafts (including amazing jewellery made by my friend Liz Wood - Unique Jewels4u), host kids craft birthday parties and run some amazing craft workshops.
The Spring/Summer syllabus can be found here. I attend the weekly Tuesday Sewing classes and have had great fun being taught by the very skilled Helen on various more complex techniques such as making eyelet headed curtains with blackout linings and my sewn with love/vintage style for kids dress which will be making an appearance in a post very very shortly (as soon as it's hemmed)! It's not only a chance to learn from an expert but also great fun socialising with like minded people. I can thoroughly recommend it as it's very inspiring to see some of the amazing projects people are making such as cool shirts (cut from a pattern of a much loved previous shirt), roman blinds and even a beautiful patchwork quilt!
There are a number of one off courses running over summer too so it's well worth a look. Being a lazy sewer I always look for ways to do things by machine so I'm taking the opportunity to attend the hand sewing course but there are other really interesting ones such as introductions to crochet and felt making too.