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MEET: Darn it & Stitch by Verity Warne of Made by Loulabelle


Jo Watkins opened her Oxford haberdashery shop, Darn it & Stitch in summer 2010. This colourful and inspiring shop pays homage to needlework, past and present. Alongside the shop, she has set up a successful workshop business. Here, she tells us how...


How did your workshops come about? Purely from demand – it wasn’t part of the original plan. We’ve got a room above the shop and I thought we could do a couple of classes here and there. On the opening day I asked people to write down any classes they wanted to do and by the end of the day I had 4 pages. The very first class we did was quilting and it just went from there. We’ve had one nearly every week since.


32 | ukhandmade | Summer 2011


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