Something amazing has happened. The wonderful Sarah Lancaster of Sew Love Tea Do has opened a pop-up space, the Sew Love Lounge, in St Kevin's Arcade.
Sarah has a big love of reusing, refashioning and bringing communities together, and the Sew Love Lounge is a beautiful combination of all of this. Auckland now has a great craft space for people to drop-in, rent a sewing machine for $5 per half hour and fix, mend and create. Safe to say I will be pretty much moving in.
I was extremely privileged to go along to the opening celebrations yesterday evening with Ellie and have a sneaky peak at the beautiful space.
There are notions, saved fabric, beautiful hand-made clothing and gifts for sale - just what you need to re-fashion something old into something new.
The philosophy of Sew love is pretty simple, be grateful, share and be kind to our planet.
Congratulations Sarah! A space like this has been missing from the Auckland craft scene for so long, and I'm sure the Sew Love Lounge will be a massive success. I can't wait for you to schedule some workshops - I need some sewing tips!
The Sew Love Lounge is open seven days in St Kevin's Arcade, K Road, 10am-6pm weekdays and 10am-4pm weekends. Check out the Facebook page to find out about workshops and other cool stuff going on!