Autumn News from Mary Kilvert

Autumn News

With the arrival of autumn we think about the changing of the seasons and I am delighted to introduce two new prints.  My new ‘Summer’ and ‘Winter’ prints will join ‘Spring’ and ‘Autumn’ to complete the four seasons.  Each print shows the same scene with its seasonal variations, allowing them to be displayed individually or as a group.

The prints were inspired by the way nature changes with the passing of the seasons. I also had a favourite childhood story, ‘The Animals of Farthing Wood’ by Colin Dann, in my mind as I was drawing them.

Four Seasons Fine Art Prints

To view all of the four seasons prints please click here

Campaign for Wool

We are proud to be an official supporter of Campaign for Wool during Wool Week, 5-11 October. Pop into our shop in Frome for beautiful handmade woollen products. We are also giving away a free sheepy treat for every customer this week!

Free Doggy Bag!

From this week we have to pay for plastic carrier bags in UK supermarkets so don’t forget you get a free cotton tote doggie bag with every order over £50 in store and online!

Printing workshops at Postscript, Stony Street.

Want to learn how to mono print? Looking to hand make your Christmas presents this year? Here at Postscript we have the very talented Steven Jenkins who will be offering a range of print workshops leading up to Christmas. Call or pop in to book your space today!

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New kitchen at The Old Bath Arms

Hello Folks,

Firstly let me totally apologise in advance. For any of you who have been here before will notice that our kitchen is set up in the Pizza Room. The reason for this is very exciting, we are completely refurbishing our trade kitchen. This includes rewiring the entire kitchen with 3phase electrics and removal of all gas appliances. We outgrew our facilities over a year ago but had to wait for a period which is normally a bit quieter to close down and rebuild. We did consider closing completely but too many folks voiced their objections to it.
We are moving into the new kitchen tomorrow, so from Tuesday we will be back to normal!
Until then we are offering this reduced menu and hope this does not ruin your eating experience with us. So today will be the last day that you will have to endure bought in chips, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, bread, burgers rolls, baguettes etc.
Thank you in advance for understanding and you can now look forward to so many new and exciting deal and ESPECIALLY SPECIALS we will be creating with all our brand new equipment!
Thank you from Richard and Kath.

Millie Moon’s October Newsletter

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Ooh what a lovely start to Autumn, beautiful sunshine! We love October as all the new season fabrics start to arrive and the new workshop schedule starts. Lots of new classes coming up, with some great ideas for christmas. Hope to see you all for Sew Saturday!
Rachel and Becki x


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Lets start off the month with a sale! McCalls patterns are doing a one month Flash Sale. The sale starts on Friday 2nd October until Saturday 31st October

All McCalls patterns are reduced and in stock now!

Sew Saturday


Our next big event is Sew Saturday. We are very excited to be taking part in the country wide event to celebrate the sewing shops on the high street. Come along and join us in both shops between 10-5pm for taster workshops to launch new product ranges for the autumn, a kids workshop for the smaller sewers (frome only) dressmaking tips, prize draw ( with amazing prizes) , fantastic discounts and of course CAKE!

We are very excited to announce that Emily Peacock – will be joining us for a taster workshop in both shops. Emily is the designer of the beautiful Contemporary needlepoint kits with embroidery and cross-stitch, very famously Kiss and Hug. Emily has also appeared with Kirstie on homemade home, sells in Liberty’s, and has written a book of needlepoint. We are pleased to say we will be stocking Emily’s kits in both shops for this christmas.

Anna Vickery our very own dressmaker and designer and is launching her new range of patterns, exclusive to Millie Moon. The 3 new kids patterns include boys waistcoat, pyjama bottoms and as asked for a dress for the older girls.

Our Creative artist Angela Lai Yen is launching her new “under the sea” sewing kits. Octopus, Jelly fish and whale are swimming into the shop now.
Kids aged 7+ can Join Angela in Frome for a fun felt workshop.

Craftival are launching their ‘Indian Block printing’ workshops. This block printing can be done with any paints but with fabric paints opens up a whole new way to create you own fabric for dressmaking or house projects.

Booking is essential as places are limited. We would like to offer you all as VIPs on the mailing list, the opportunity to have first chance at booking. Places will be first come first served.

11-12 Indian block printing with Craftival £5
12.30-1.30pm Kids mini make with Angela £5
2-3pm Embroidery with Emily Peacock £5
3.30-4.00pm Q&A dressmaking tips with Anna FREE

11-12pm Embroidery with Emily Peacock £5
12.30-1pm Q&A dressmaking tips with Anna FREE
2-3pm Indian Block printing with Craftival £5

times may vary until numbers confirmed

For more information please contact the shops
Frome 01373 464650 Wells 01749 673090

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Whats new!

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With Halloween coming up or just for those of you, who like us, love Skulls, these new fabrics are fab for dressmaking !

Then from Moda these gorgeous Linens in lovely autumn colours. Great for house projects, shift dresses or skirts.

From Queenie & Ted we have these amazing new appliqué patches. Based in London, we met these ladies at the handmade fair and fell in love with their patches. For those of you that are fans of Frida Kahlo, you are going to love them.

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Handmade Fair

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We had the best time at the handmade fair in London last month. Thanks to everyone who came along to our stand and the ‘make and take’ we did on Sunday morning. It was so lovely to meet new people and also see so many familiar faces from Frome and Wells at the show. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. Whose going again next year? Ooh whose that with Becki?…

whats else is on this month

Sunday 4th October the Frome market, we will be open 10-2pm
Tuesday 6th October its sewing club in Frome, from 6-8pm. Come along and bring a project. £2
Saturday 17th October SEW SATURDAY – frome and Wells 10-5pm
kids workshops Half Term 26th to 31st October
Vintage Bazaar -31st October Cheese and grain Frome.

Postscript’s children’s workshops

We are starting our popular children’s workshops again next week! Tuesday mornings 10.30-11.30 Preschool Class and Thursdays 3.30-4.30 After School Club! Limited Spaces -please email or phone 01373 462466 to book

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Millie Moon new workshop schedule

Hi Everyone

Here are the new workshops listing for Wells and Frome shops. These workshops run from October to January 2016.

There are a some new workshops this season including:
* Indian block fabric printing
* make kids pj bottoms
* make a boys waistcoat

We also have a new kids sewing club after school in the Frome shop, more details on the flyers below.

->Some great ideas for christmas presents! And don’t forget payment for workshops goes along way to filling that loyalty card!<-
To book any of these now, please call the shops or pop in.

Frome 01373 464650 Wells 01749 673090

The new website is currently being built and will include a booking option so you can do it online in the future. Exciting!!!

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Millie Moon’s September newsletter

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So hooray thats August out of the way, what a grey month that was. Now the sun will shine as the kids go back to school. We have lots of new fabrics arriving for this season as well as new patterns and kits. The rain brought many in to the workshops this summer, with zip pouches and fabric printing two of the favourites, look out for them on the new workshop schedule which will be out very soon and also an exciting new website on the way! busy busy…
Rachel & Becki x

New fabrics!

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These new fabrics by Moda are stunning. “Nocturne”

I have already had to purchase one for a dress. Cant wait to start as the denim look will be great for autumn.
Available in yardage and pre-cuts. This would make a lovely but unusual quilt.

£14 per metre

Handmade Fair – Hampton Court

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So not long to go now! accommodation is booked, van is ready, nearly time to start packing. We are taking mini millie moon to London this time for the Handmade fair at Hampton Court. We loved last years and can’t wait to go again. Well worth a visit if you can. Workshops, talks, shopping and of course ‘make and takes’! (eeeekk we will be on the sunday morning!)

look whats back..

At last we have a found a supplier for our old favourite ginghams and stars. Hooray I hear you shout! These are the same lovely 100% cotton and wider at 140cm/144cm but they are now at the even better price of £10 per metre.

These are perfect for quilt backs and one of Anna’s new kids patterns coming this autumn. Watch this space.

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Whats on this month:

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Sunday 6th September the Frome market, we will be open 10-2pm

Monday 7th September – beginners dressmaking with Anna 6 week evening class in Frome, places available.

Tuesday 8th September its sewing club in Frome, from 6-8pm. Come along and bring a project. £2

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