Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spool of Thread


I hope you're all having a good week!  Thought I'd share my sewing experience from last night, with you.

Spool of Thread is a cute fabric and sewing store and they also offer a variety of workshops. Actually, it's more of a sewing lounge. Lord, if they served cocktails I'd never leave.
Owners, Lili and Henry, are so helpful and encouraging. Last night, I took a 3 hour pillow case session with Lili, and I actually came away with two pillow cases that I'm not embarrassed to show. I'm not a sewer, at all, so this fast and to-the-point workshop was perfect for me. Thank you Lili.




My pretty decent pillow cases.


If you're in the Vancouver area, check them out. I plan on taking the duvet workshop next, so maybe I'll see you there.

Have a great day! Back soon.
Janis

17 comments:

Felicity said...

Now I know where I need to go to fulfill my '52-in-52' list item of learning to sew.....hmmmm, how to get from Noosa to Vancouver for a weekend?

xx felicity

Angela Steyn said...

Oh wow... that space is so inspiring even I might be able to learn to sew there (and that's saying something!). Love your photos.

Angela x

Mary Hudson said...

Wow, what a cool place. Another Vancouver business I have never heard of — thanks for keeping me in the loop!

Jan | Poppytalk said...

Oh that class - wish i could've been there. Your pillow cases are so sweet!

red ticking said...

maybe there is hope for me after all... lovely...

shellie said...

cool those turned out quite nicely!!!

Vintage Home said...

Great job...Love the fabric!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Oh how fun! I love your pillowcases! It looks like a great place to hang out - I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to fabric shops. I'm so grateful that I learned how to sew as a kid - it's a skill I've needed since! :)

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

What a great shop and space. I definitely need to learn how to sew one of these days and I think it would be easy to do in an environment like that. Thankfully, my mom is a sewer but I try to pace out the projects I send her way, sparingly!

Diana said...

I need to get over there one day too! I can't sew either, but I sort of like to think I can (and I'm wrong). I should make myself honest by actually learning!

Your pillowcases look great!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

i got a vitamin v newsletter about that place and have saved it to one day try out. thanks for the extra encouragement lades, it's a def go-to now for sure! and agreed, cocktails should be served at all times and in all places ; )

i haven't sewed much more than a ripped sock toe before, so the fact you seem to have got so much from it makes me excited all the more. your pillow cases are magnificent, love, love, love! ♥

Cez said...

nice!!!!! love your pillow cases!!!!
i spoke about you on my blog yesterday...
have a nice weekend!!!
xoxo

Pooch Purple Reign said...

sewing is so mysterious to me. good job on the pillow cases girl!
~laura x

Pinecone Camp said...

Ladies, please join me in another sewing basics class. I'll sneak in the wine ;)

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

man, wish i could join you, and i'd sneak in the 2nd bottle!! : )

Big time fireplace envy. I saw one of those on the verge once for the council pick up and thought 'hmmmm really should stop and grab that' but i didnt. regretted it ever since!

hope you have a great weekend xx

Kimberlee said...

cocktails at a fabric shop - hello, perfect!!!! x

kate / tinywarbler said...

your pillowcases look great! i'd love to join you for a class. the duvet one sounds good (a little intimidating) but good!