The shop is filled with beautiful fabrics, wools, trims, ribbons, etc. It offers courses on knitting, crochet, quilting, making blinds, piped cushions and it even ran a course for teenagers to make skirts over the Easter break. The last time I visited it, there was a course for 8 - 12 year olds making patchwork cushions.
It makes me happy to see youngsters engaging in sewing and knitting. They are such good life skills and for me have provided lasting and enjoyable past times.
Every Monday there is a Knit and Natter group and one Wednesday a month there is a knitting group in the evening. For full details, go to www.stitch-upinfo.co.uk or ring 020 8944 6488. You can be put on their mailing list and receive details of all new course and events.
It's important to support small businesses, so needless to say, I bought fabrics on both visits. One of them was the pink pinwheel cotton, third one down from the top.
These wonderfully quirky teapots by Jan Tucker are dotted around the shop. I love them!
There are also lovely things to buy or to inspire you to make.
Just across the road is The Aviary Society , a charity and tea shop that provides aviaries in care homes. Lovely idea.
And just down the road is The Cake Parlour which specialises in wedding cakes and has cupcakes to die for.
Finally, on Saturdays there is a Framers' Market in Wimbledon Park. (Sorry, no photos). What a lovely place to visit.