Shewin ‘n’ Bletherin: a new sewing group


Shewing = Scots for sewing or needlework
Blethering = Scots for chatting

As you know I love all kinds of crafts but I’m happiest when I’ve got needle and thread in my hands. The only downside is it often means sewing on my own at home. I’m sure this is the same for most needleworkers so I’ve decided to set up a group called “Shrewin ‘n’ Bletherin”.

Alleluia I hear you cry!


I’m very excited about this and have ideas about showing our work and maybe even setting up our own Flickr page so members have a record of their progress on individual pieces.

Now don’t let a wee thing like photographs put you off. This group is open to anyone who sews, whatever level of expertise or choice of discipline. Whether you’re starting out on your first cross stitch chart, create intricate gold-work, lace or are making a quilt this will be the place you can sew in peace, exchange tips & ideas, have a cuppa tea and generally put the world to right.

If you want to learn but don’t know where to start come along, have a chat, see what people are making and we’ll point you in the right direction.


I’m still at the planning stage and hope to begin the group in mid-June BUT I need some help from you.

I’ve decided the venue will be Make It Glasgow as it is central & designed for makers however I need to know
1. If it is this something stitchers are interested in?
2. Which evening of the week suits you best?

I’m thinking mid-week, maybe Wednesday evenings between 6-9pm. Does that suit? The only evening that is out is Mondays as MIG is closed.

As it’s an informal group there are no fees (you just pay for any tea or cake you have and Ashley has hourly rates if you use a sewing machine) you also don’t have to come every week, though I hope you will.

So what do you think? Interested?

If so please let me know by leaving a comment here, on my Facebook page or you can email me at

Please pass this on to anyone you know who might enjoy this type of group.

BTW while I was looking for fun pics for this blog I found this amazing quilt from the Harlem Girl Quilters Group & thought I’d share it with you.



3 responses to “Shewin ‘n’ Bletherin: a new sewing group

  1. Hiya!
    Wednesday would be the best day for me as once I go back to work it’ll be the one day I’ll be working from town. I may not be able to make it every week – possibly only once a month – but love the idea of a sewing group as opposed to the usual knitting and crochet!

  2. Hello, is this still going? Moving to Scotland in a couple of months and hoping to spend more time sewing. Would love to come along.



    • Hi Lisa

      I’ve been busy with other projects recently but am hoping to start shewin’n’bletherin back up again later this year.
      If you’re moving in or close to Glasgow keep an eye on my blog for more details.

      Hope your move goes well

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