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Thursday Sewing Bee

Meeting each Thursday 1.30pm to 4.00pm in the Servants’ Hall, this volunteer led sewing group aims to re-create the atmosphere of the traditional ladies’ sewing circle – creative, sociable and friendly. There is no obligation to attend every week; just come along when you can. We will be providing fabrics, haberdashery, essential tools and a warm welcome.

Plain sewing, dressmaking, embroidery, crochet, knitting, quilting – whatever your skills, here is the opportunity to put them to use while meeting and making friends with fellow needlecraft enthusiasts.

Our sewing bee is currently putting the finishing touches to a magnificent patchwork quilt and now we are starting to plan our future projects. These may include – but certainly will not be limited to – making replica 19th century clothing and bonnets for both adults and children, creating decorative items for the house, further quilting projects and production of heritage-inspired craft items.

The House is building up a collection of reproduction Victorian clothing, for use in presentations and for the enjoyment of visitors to the House. Creating garments and accessories for the collection, and maintaining them, will be a significant part of the sewing bee in the coming months. As you can imagine, this project alone provides scope for a wide range of abilities, from expertise in embroidery to simple willingness to wield a needle. We need them all!

There is no charge to join the group but you will need to purchase an annual ticket to the house (£5 or £4 for concessions)

Thu 10th Jan -
Thu 12th Dec 1.30pm - 4pm


a whispering of leaves and perfume of flowers always pervaded the rooms

Charlotte Brontë, on visiting 84 Plymouth Grove