Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Sew Love Lounge is open!



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!

2 comments:

  1. Just stumbled across your blog, it's so nice to find fellow New Zealand knitters. I had heard about the Sew Love Lounge recently, seems like a really smart concept to promote handmade clothing and mending instead of chucking things out, we need something like this in Dunedin.

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    1. Thank you! It's such a great space - I spent Sunday morning there learning to blind-hem a dress and drinking coffee!

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