For many knitting enthusiasts there is nothing better than getting together with like-minded people and indulge in their favourite pastime.
Now there is the perfect opportunity for knitters and those interested in yarncraft to meet and create decorations and pieces of clothing. A new sewing cafe is set to open its doors in Harrogate, north Yorkshire, and the owner has promised that it will mix traditional crafts with a modern touch.
Needle Point Sewing Cafe, the brainchild of Caroline Fowler, will sit in a small shop in the town and provide a warm, friendly atmosphere with pretty surroundings, Harrogate News reports. Craft enthusiasts will be welcomed with open arms as the cafe aims to deliver a unique offering of services.
Ms Fowler told the news provider: "TV shows, such as the Great British Sewing Bee and Kirstie Allsopp’s Homemade Home and Handmade Britain, have made sewing and crafting popular in recent years. Handmade products give people a sense of achievement as well as learning new skills."
The cafe will open to all comers with hourly craft activities and sewing machine hire available during the day. It can also be hired out for childrens' parties, hen parties as well as special sewing and craft workshops. For those that simply want to have a relaxed afternoon sewing and knitting they can pop in for afternoon tea.
Needle Point Sewing Cafe officially opens its doors on Saturday, August 24th at Station Parade and visitors will be able to enter a prize draw hosted by Harrogate News to win a brand new sewing hamper.
Knitting and sewing clubs are becoming increasingly popular across the UK as people meet up to create decorations, clothing and toys. In Yorkshire alone, there are a whole of knitting clubs that people can join up to and Ms Fowler is hoping that Needle Point Sewing Cafe can add its name to these groups.