• Adriafil Yarn Now In Stock

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    It's an exciting day when three massive boxes of new yarn arrive!  We are now pleased to be stocking a selection of Adriafil yarn from Italy. Adriafil are particularly known for their 'fancy' colour changing and self patterning yarns which are such fun to knit with. Continue reading

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  • I live in jeans, trainers, tshirts and sweatshirts.  It is very boring but quite frankly when it comes to what I shove on in the morning I am okay about being boring.  What can I say, I'm a practical kinda gal and the casual look sits happily with my lifestyle.  Sometimes I'd like to be a little more styled but it's taken a while to realise that it's unlikely! Continue reading

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  • Sew Saturday 2016 at Backstitch

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    Backstitch is taking part in Sew Saturday 2016! On Saturday 15th October, 10am – 5pm, we are offering customers 10% off all purchases (including classes booked) and will be running a free prize draw to win one of two stitchy prizes worth over £120 each. There are also tote ‘bags of stitchy goodness’ on offer for purchases over £25. And most importantly - free cake! Why not come and be inspired by all our new dressmaking fabric and new quilting cotton? Or get ready for Christmas crafting?

    The free prize draw prizes will contain a selection of sewing patterns, thread, ribbons, a sewing kit and more (see the image below) and will be available for collection from the Burwash shop. Tickets will be issued from 10am – 16.45pm on Sew Saturday, 15th October 2016. The prizes will be drawn at 16.45 on Sew Saturday by a member of the public, and the two lucky winners will be telephoned to be told the happy news! The prizes will be available for collection straight away.

    backstitch-free-prize-draw-sew-saturday-2016 The Backstitch free prize draw selection of goodies to win in store on Sew Saturday

    Sew Saturday promises to be a fun day to meet each other, have a natter, pick up some bargains and get all inspired for the fireside sewing season... well, we're all for that – put the date in your diary!

    Sew Saturday 2016 is a national campaign. It was first organised last year by Sew Magazine, in a bid to boost the profile of sewing stores and to remind sewing enthusiasts of the personal service we provide. We also feel it was particularly successful at reminding sewers that we are a place where you can get good advice and feel part of the sewing and crafting community too. The Sew Saturday ambassadors are The Great British Sewing Bee's May Martin and series one Sewing Bee contestants and stitching personalities Stuart Hillard and Lauren Guthrie.

    We look forward to welcoming you in store on 15th October!

    Backstitch sewing store The Backstitch store at Burwash Manor, Barton, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7EY
  • So I know that 'Summer' is not technically a month, but seeing as summer flew by and it all went a bit quiet on the blog I thought I would recap June, July, August AND September all together!

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