2 July 2013

Guthrie and Ghani: Snapshots


Some snapshots from a lovely day spent chez Guthrie & Ghani haberdashery in Birmingham last month when I was there to teach a Miette skirt sewing workshop. The students were great fun and it was such an amazing venue in which to get crafty. It was wonderful to catch up face-to-face with Lauren and her lovely hubs Ayaz, seen here modelling a tie he is sewing himself! It was also the first chance I had to have a proper look around the shop. The last time I was there the place was so crowded and I was so busy at the cutting table that I didn't actually have the opportunity to see what was in the shop. It is soooooo amazing, you guys! So pretty and light and spacious yet jam packed full with sewing and knitting goodness. Have you been there yet?

In other news, my next workshop is Learn to Sew: Tilly's Bow Belt at the Village Haberdashery in North London on Monday 8th July at 6.30 - 9.30pm. There are still spaces available so if you're an absolute beginner and want to get to grips with your sewing machine, make a cute bow belt and have a fun evening, come along!

[Soundtrack: 'Don't Leave Me [Ne Me Quitte Pas] (Russian version)' by Regina Spektor]

19 comments:

  1. I haven't been there yet but I have placed an order online and can't wait to actually get to the shop, next time I'm in Birmingham! :)

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  2. Fabulous pics and the shop looks fantastic.

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  3. I moved from Cheshire to Edinburgh, making a trip a bit difficult... But my Mum will be happy, now that there is an extra thing to pull me south for! I almost drooled when I saw that table full of all my favourite patterns... And the yarn... The YARN! Gah! x

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  4. I was lucky enough to pop into Guthrie & Ghani when I was in Birmingham for work a couple of weeks ago. You're right, it is such a pretty shop full of gorgeous things. I only bought a couple of little bits as I was too overwhelmed with choice!

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  5. The shop looks wonderful, I am wishing I lived nearer.

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  6. What a beautiful shop! I was brought your Miette pattern for my birthday and can't wait to get started on it.

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  7. Oh my gosh! That shop looks great! Wish I lived closer so I could visit it.

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  8. Wow, what a gorgeous shop! I bet it would be really fun to take a class with you!

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  9. I was just wondering yesterday how her shop was doing! So awesome. It's pretty much my dream to do something like this myself. One day!

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  10. Wish I lived nearer too for your workshops! I've been looking at the online shop some really lovely fabrics.

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  11. Such a pretty shop! Congrats on the workshops, I wish you were coming to Spain...

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  12. Hi Tilly a lovely post, I have been to see Lauren's shop to make a pinny, had a wonderful day and am returning later this month to make a bag. They are such a lovely couple, it is a wondrous place to be. Am really hoping that one day I can get to one of your classes which I would absolutely love. Fantastic blog Tilly
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  13. What a lovely place! So inspirational :)

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  14. What a lovely shop! If I ever visit Birmingham I'll pass by for sure! Damn, why am I visiting London in september? I want to go to Birmingham :)

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  15. It looks so beautiful. I wonder what the building was originally used for.
    Guess what I want for my birthday. A day trip to Birmingham!

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  16. Gorgeous! I wish I lived closer so I could come to your bow belt workshop. Those are on my to-do list!

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  17. The space is amazing! I so wish I could have made it over there, but as you know I was in town for such a little amount of time. Next visit for sure! Thanks for sharing photos sweets!!!

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  18. what a darling and wonderful space!
    ps. your dimple in your header picture is so so sweet!
    xx

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  19. I live in France and can't get to Birmingham very easily ;) but I just wanted to say that I ordered some fabric and got it sent to my sister in Scotland. The parcel arrived REALLY quickly, so all you out there who can't visit the shop, don't hesitate to order online, as the service is excellent :)

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