As keen readers of this blog might know, we are already up and running at our online shop, but very, very soon we will also have a REAL shop!
…Or at least, a wee corner of one.
After an incredible amount of hard work from some very lovely and creative people, The Slaithwaite Emporium is finally opening its doors this Saturday 3rd November. Our stock will be going into the shop the following week, so from that point onwards you’ll be able to come and stroke some of our real, actual fabrics! We won’t always be available on the premises but both of us will be popping in regularly and more than happy to chat with any of you. Goodness knows, both Lucy and I can both talk about fabric for an awfully long time.
Of course, it is possible that some of the fireworks being let off in the next week or so will have something to do with Guy Fawkes, but we’d like to think most of them are celebrating with us. Hee hee!
(Isn’t it pretty? This fabric is from the Out to Sea range by Sarah Jane, for Michael Miller, and it’s called “My Favourite Ship“. We also have it in navy and pink.)
SO! The shop is stuffed full of fat quarters, clothes plasters and other goodies, and it’s time for us to start chopping up fabrics for charm packs. A “charm pack” is a stack of pre-cut 5-inch squares. Very handy for whipping up a quilt in a hurry!
But there is a downside to cutting out 5-inch squares on a fabric like this…
I think if I bought a charm pack with that square in, I’d be a little peeved. And that would never do. After all, Lucy & I only want to sell things we’d be happy to buy.
So instead, we’re going to take advantage of the fact that our charm packs are assembled by us, by hand – and there’s been some “fussy cutting” going on…
And these are the squares which will actually be used in the charm packs. MUCH better, I think! It’s all a learning process, it really is…