Hobbycraft’s sewing ambassador is touring stores

Hobbycraft’s sewing ambassador Libby Rose is on the road this summer in a mission to get the nation sewing.

She will travelling to Hobbycraft stores across the country to run sewing workshops for all ages, at beginner and intermediate levels.

Libby is an accomplished sewer and seamstress who regularly teaching classes on a variety of techniques for both adults and children.

The cost of each 90-minute session is £10 per participant, which includes all materials. Participants also receive a £5 Hobbycraft voucher to spend at the end of the session.

The workshops are held inside Libby’s Pink Sewing Bus (a vintage inspired Citroen H Van) which is fully equipped with sewing machines.

This month Libby will be at the following Hobbycraft branches: Northampton (Saturday August 5), Bristol Imperial (Saturday August 12), Bristol (Sunday August 13), Stockton on Tees (Friday August 25), Gateshead (Saturday August 26) and Newcastle (Sunday August 27). The tour continues until the end of October.

London-based Libby was recently dubbed by the Daily Mail Online as ‘one of the coolest sewing stars to follow now’. She said: “Over many years of teaching sewing to both adults and children, I’ve found it fascinating to watch people transform and evolve from learning the skills of sewing and design. Whatever the reason people decide to come along to a class or workshop, the same result runs throughout: confidence in oneself and one’s ability.”

Hobbycraft bills itself as the largest arts and crafts retailer in the UK, with more than 80 stores nationwide. Founded in 1995, the chain stocks more than 25,000 products including supplies for cake baking, decorating, presentation and storage; and candy, preserve and jam making; sewing; knitting and crochet; papercraft; art materials; craft kits; and ready-to-make jewellery.

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