We are planning a slow return to hosting classes as soon as we may after Lockdown.
Classes will be small, 6 in total ( 5 + tutor for taught sessions or 6 places for the Sit and Sews).
Masks are to be worn when coming into the shop but once seated and settled these can be optional unless working closely with the tutor or using shared equipment. They must be worn when moving around.
Active weekly or fortnightly listings are for dressmaking, quilting afternoons, creative hand embroidery, freehand machining and the sit and sews.
We have day workshops from Fran, Gillian and Amy too.
We have ample parking, a large room with hand washing facilities, and keen, experienced tutors, and hopefully The Viking Loom will soon be back to the busy, creative space we can all enjoy.
Keep an eye on this page or on our facebook page for news.
Linen, Aida, canvas, threads including all DMC stranded cotton, Edmar, Madeira silks plus the very specialist supplies for fine gold work, (Appletons wools have their own section), plus frames and tools.
To present your work we have a variety of boxes or we do offer stretching, making up and framing services.
We offer a selection of dressmaking fabrircs all by the half metre. cotton lawns, wools, and synthetics. We have all the New Look patterns, vilenes and some haberdashery. If uncertain we would be happy to advise, or come to a classes with Kirsty who would love to help you.
These are first quality Czech glass beads and the depth and variety of colour and shapes in the mixes gives you so many options.
In the mixes bead sizes are 6-16mm unless otherwise stated. We make the mixes so if there is a particular bead you would like, we can send you the quantity you need.
We are delighted to stock Appletons Wools in both crewel and tapestry weights. We try to hold most in skeins and have some hanks. We do order each week so can soon get what you need for your project. We stock the boxed shade card too, which is a real help when contemplating your colour palette.
We stocka range of top designers and suppliers, full kits, part kits and charts, all brands you can trust.
Try being adventurous with the 3 Dimensional embroidery from Edmar or the contemporary designs from Hazel Blomkamp.
We offer a wide range of choice beyond what is listed here so please call if you are after something specific.
Our quilting fabrics are 100% cotton, mostly 62 count, with absolutely even warp and weft. We stock fabric from Stoff, Timeless Treasures, Moda, Benartex, Painters Palette, Dear Stella, Lynnette Anderson .... Most listings are for fat quarters so order 4 units to recieve a complete metre.
There are extra wide cottons, quilter's panels and pre-cut packs too.
We also have fabrics which are great for bag and soft furnishings.
Let us tempt you with our quality waddings, inspirational books and patterns, and our collection of "essentials " that you don't really notice until you run out!.
Gutermann Cotton 30 sewing threads are in "Dress Making and Haberdashery", along with other everyday sewing supplies. If you don't see what you want please do phone the shop to enquire.