• Now that we are selling yarn in the shop we are excited to be able to get involved in our first Yarn Shop Day.  To aid celebrations on the day, we will be offering 10% off all shop stock, a free cotton yarn bag with every yarn purchase, and free cake for all customers! Mmm, cake.

    Yarn Shop Day is on Saturday 30th April from 10am - 5pm... mark it in your diary!

    The Backstitch studio space will be dedicated to yarn all day too with two completely free sessions: 11am – 1pm will be the ‘Social Knit and Crochet’ session – bring your current project and make some progress in a friendly, creative environment whilst having a natter and a slice of cake!  Then in the afternoon, 2 – 4pm, there will be a ‘Knit and Crochet Surgery’ - our expert tutors will be on hand to get complete beginners started on this fantastic skill, or to help improvers with a project they may be struggling with.  There is no need to book for these sessions, just come along and get involved!

    Whether you're a crochet expert, novice knitter, or just fancy trying out a new craft, don't miss Yarn Shop Day at Backstitch.

  • We are honoured to introduce a new French pattern house, whose beautiful paper sewing patterns have recently arrived at Backstitch. I AM Patterns' first collection, the 'I AM A GODDESS' collection, comprises six simple yet elegant designs: the Aphrodite dress; Pan top; Apollon sweatshirt and dress; Hermes shirt dress; Hestia gathered skirt; and Artemis jacket. All the patterns have clever variations to make your collection original. Together, the patterns build the basis for a minimalist yet inspirational and eternally-appealing wardrobe.

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  • IMG_0922 IMG_0928 This disappearing nine patch quilt is currently hanging in our Burwash Manor shop.  We have donated the quilt to the Cambridge Calais Refugee Action Group and the Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign who are working together on a fundraising event taking place on Friday 15th April 2016 in the Guildhall in Cambridge.

    Please do come along and maybe even place a bid on the quilt!  If you would like to place a bid on the quilt before the event you can do so by contacting Backstitch on 01223 778118, via our contact form or pop in and place your bid in person.  We need to know your name, email address, telephone number and your highest bid.

    The quilt is 51" square.  The top is pieced in 100% quilting cotton in the colours aqua and coral using a disappearing nine patch block.  it is backed in a deep red linen cotton blend.  It is free motion quilted using a stippling design.  You can also read a little about designing this quilt here.

    The fundraiser starts with a procession at 4.30pm and then continues in the Guildhall.  Between 5pm and 8pm there is a fair and exhibition, speakers and discussion and then a fundraising auction at 7.30pm.  From 8pm there is an evening of music which looks like a stack of fun.  Before 8pm the event is free and after it is £10/£15.  Tickets can be bought through eventbrite.IMG_0930IMG_0934

  • Papercut Patterns' stunning new Spring Summer collection is nautically inspired and sure to get you excited about a trip to the sea once the warm weather arrives! All six patterns are pretty yet practical and offer many creative variations. There are three feminine dresses: the Adrift Dress and Skirt; the Sea-Bell Dress and Skirt; and the Moana Dress and Top. The Bowline Sweater is a sweatshirt with a difference - it has a show-stopping pleated front detail that is really unique and glamorous. The Skipper Tunic has twenty-seven possible design variations! There are three sleeve options, three neckline shapes and three garment lengths to choose from, each as elegant as the others. And last but not least, the Starboard Jeans are a slim leg design, featuring both angled front pockets and additional zippered front pockets.

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