Tilly, Jane, Karen and Zoe perusing the fabric offerings!
*Fabric Malaise is a term I coined for the dreamlike euphoria everyone was in when in contact with any sort of fiber or cloth
Friends! We did it. Walthamstow happened! no less than 15?! Eager sewists met me at Walthamstow Central yesterday for a day of fabric swapping, sewing chat and of course a spot of fabric shopping.
For those not familiar Walthamstow Market has a good variety of small fabric shops and market stalls selling all kinds of fabrics, generally around £2 per metre.
First we squeezed ourselves into a little cafe called Marrakech and started swapping.
Tania, Ally and Julia
Jane, Karen and Zoe
After Claire's super organization we were ready for fabric shopping, already laden with swapping haul.
Everyone proceeded straight to "The man outside Sainsbury's" and some of the small shops!Julia, Karen, Tania, Jane and Ally (Picture borrowed from Tilly)
Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and I was so happy to see so many sewists in one place!
Its great to catch up with people I've met before such as Tilly, Jane, Karen, Claire, Dibs, Zoe, Ally, Shivani and Julia. But also meeting new friends such as Tania, Zora(no blog as yet) and Helen (who came all the way from Merseyside!)
Tilly checking out this lovely floral jersey (picture borrowed from Karen)
Thankyou to everyone that came and I'm sorry I couldn't see more of you! I know not everyone could make it but I promise there will be another meetup soon! Can't go too long without contact with other likeminded sewists now can we?
I'll leave you with the best photo of the day snapped by Tilly. Claire, Myself and Dibs all sporting our old lady-esque but none the less very useful trollies!