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Stitch! moved to Palmers Green Post Office in October 2020

The team at Stitch! Crafts and Classes had only just begun settling in at their new premises when a new lockdown meant that, along with all other "non-essential" shops, they were forced to close. But now they're open again and looking for new customers!

Stitch! Crafts and Classes is a modern haberdashery, wool, fabric and craft shop and also offers creative classes, workshops and stitching circles. You can also buy locally made arts and crafts gifts, knitted items and greeting cards in the shop or online.

Stitch! moved from the western side of Green Lanes (No 397, the former Grouts shop) to their new home inside Palmers Green Post Office last October, but soon fell foul of the local restrictions that were imposed at the end of the month and then of the long national lockdown that was declared just before Christmas. Now, at long last, the doors are open and customers are allowed in. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the new shop yet they would love to see you!

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Suzanne Kelly measures fabric at the Stitch! shop in Palmers Green

What skills can you learn at Stitch!?

The relaxation of the lockdown starting this week means that Stitch! can now restart its classes, which are held in its shop inside the Post Office and also in the conservatory at the very hospitable Woodman pub on Bourne Hill.

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Sewing classes at Stitch! range from total beginners looking to learn how to use a sewing machine, to patchwork and quilting classes to garment making. Their two-part ‘Learn To Make A Gathered Skirt with Hidden Pockets!’ is coming up Saturday 29th May, 3-5pm, and Saturday 5th June, 3-5pm, £50.

They also have a wonderful ‘Learn the Art of Visible Mending! Sashiko!’ class with Tricia Sharpe taking place on Sunday 20th & Sunday 27th June, £45, learning how to repair garments with holes and frays.

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There are a variety of crochet classes for complete beginners looking to learn to intermediates interested in Tunisian and Corner-to-Corner crochet as well as knitting classes. The bi-weekly Stitching Circle will be returning on Wednesday evenings, May 26th 7-9pm. Join Sharon for some knitting and crafting chat and drinks (numbers are limited whilst we are social distancing, so places do need to be booked.)

For children they have kids sewing workshops running this June half term, Tuesday- Friday 1st - 4th June, 10-11.30am with talented teddy bear maker Susan Mehmet from Ashkim Bears learning to Sew and Make A Fun Character! Suitable for children ages 8-13, £12 a place. Hurry, only six places each day, so book your place soon to avoid disappointment!

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