Sunday 14 April 2013

Birmingham meet-up 15th June - Save the date!

Hello everyone and happy Sunday!

Remember these happy smiling faces from the Birmingham blogger meet-up last November?

Well, Marie and I had so much fun at the last meet-up that we've decided it's time to do it all again! We've planned another Birmingham meet-up for Saturday 15th June and this time we're joining forces with the very lovely and super-organised Claire from Sew Incidentally to bring you a day of fabric shopping, swapping and just generally hanging out with some lovely sewists.

Me and Marie at the last Birmingham Meet-Up
The details at a glance...
Birmingham Meet-Up
Place: Birmingham New Street Station
Date: Saturday 15th June 2013
Time: Meet-up from 10.30am till 11.00am
Rag Market Stalls: 11.00am - 12.30pm
Swap-a-thon + Lunch: 12.30pm - 2.00/2.30pm
More Market / Shopping: 2.30pm onwards!

Home Time: 4.00 - 4.30pm

The plan is to meet up from 10.30am at Birmingham New Street station (just on the other side of the ticket barriers) and then at 11am we'll head off for some fabric shopping! We'll aim to start off with a visit to the world famous rag market, before heading to a nearby cafe/bar for a spot of lunch (venue yet to be decided) at around 12.30pm (it won't take too long to walk there we promise!). There, we'll swap, de-stash, chat, eat lunch and make merry until 2.00-2.30pm. Afterwards there'll be plenty of time to visit the lovely market stalls again and then onto a couple of fabric shops including the Fancy Silk Store and Barry's Fabrics.

A few words about the swap...the idea is to pass-on any un-loved sewing/knitting/crochet bits and bobs for example fabric, patterns, notions, books, threads, buttons or magazines etc. etc. Please don't worry too much about what to bring with you to swap with other are not obliged to bring anything at all if you don't want to, it's all about de-stashing and having fun! Nobody leaves empty handed and you always find something new, exciting and surprising in amongst the piles of yummy stuff on the tables :)

So if you fancy coming along on Saturday 15th June please pop me an email on kraftykatblog(at)gmail(dot)com. I hope lots of you can make it for what promises to be a really great day. If you are not already convinced, take a look at a couple more pictures from the Birmingham meet-up last November...
Last year's swapping fun inside Cafe Soya!

Fancy Silk Store

Barry's Fabrics

If Birmingham is tricky for you to get to, never fear...Claire is organising a whole host of meet-ups this year all around the country so there will hopefully be one that suits everyone. For details check out this blog post.

K xx


  1. Kat, we're gonna have a fab day! I can't wait :) Clairex

  2. Awesome. Count me in again! :-)

  3. Count me in! Can't wait. Also, thanks for the sewing pattern - it was waiting for me when I got home this weekend, so I'll get it copied to give back to you at the meetup!



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