Sew Saturday workshops planned

Tanya Howes from The Little House of Patchwork in Runcton
Tanya Howes from The Little House of Patchwork in Runcton
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Mini sewing workshops will be held in Runcton for Sew Saturday.

The Little House of Patchwork, an independent patchwork and quilting shop Vinnetrow Road, is joining the national campaign for the first time.

Sew Saturday is organised by Sew Magazine to promote and celebrate independent haberdashery shops in the UK.

Tanya Howes, who started her business in 2012, said: “The idea is to encourage people back into their bricks and mortar stores and support local businesses.

“The campaign was a great success last year and so we are very excited to be taking part in the event this year, from 9.30am to 4pm.

“As part of the day, we will be running mini sewing workshops from 10am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4pm.”

Tanya left a part-time teaching job to focus on her business and has seen it expand over the last four years.

“As well as our bricks and mortar shop, we also exhibit at shows, organise popular sewing retreat weekends at the Chichester Park Hotel and run an comprehensive workshop programme,” she added.

“My son has just started school and we are looking to grow the business further.

“We have recently just started opening on a Saturday and I’m sure that an event like Sew Saturday will help to promote our business further.”

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