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Hi All, I just wanted to try and explain a little more about our move as I think it might be a little confusing, so here are a few questions answered Are you moving to Ocean Studios? And when does Vauxhall St shop close? Yes we are moving Make at 140 to Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard. We will be closing the doors to our Vauxhall St shop on Saturday 18th August. Is the café going with you? No, I’m afraid we aren’t moving our café with us, but good news they have the gorgeous Column Bakehouse and Stores...

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We are really excited to say that we have found a home…. Make at 140 will be basing itself at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard! Ocean Studios is a gorgeous place offering a space to create for the city of Plymouth. They provide studios and workshop facilities for artists and makers to develop their practices in the heart of the historic Royal William Yard.  Photo by Tom Brewer We are going to be running a full programme of our fabulous workshops in the Emerge space which is in the beautiful old building, right upstairs from the gorgeous Column Bakehouse café. As...

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Here is my most recent Make and I think I am joining in on the #sewingstevie band wagon but I love it. I am a big Tilly and the buttons fan, her patterns are right on trend and her instructions are so good, with each pattern being £12.50 for such good quality they’re great. I have made quite a few now, the Coco, Cleo, Bettine, (for a gift as not quite my style), Arielle and I have the Mila all cut out on my to sew pile but being summer it is waiting until the sun goes in for me...

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I returned from a holiday on Tuesday to my fabulous shop, we weren’t open so I caught up on paperwork and emails etc. I have been on quite an interesting journey since then chatting to customers about moving and everything that goes with it, so I thought I would give you a little update. If you didn’t know, we are due to leave 140 Vauxhall St in Sept and move to a new premise, people keep asking “Where are you going?” “Go on tell us the secret where are you moving?” and totally honestly every time I have to say...

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Me Made May Day 31 – The challenge is complete The month of May has seen my really get stuck into my sewing. I said I would make four garments I had not made before, I said I would wear something handmade before and I have writing about this everyday. I made a full outfit, top, trousers, bag and jacket!  It has been absolutely fabulous, not only the sewing aspects but the writing about it to. I’m not much of a writer to be honest , that  talent went to my sister, but I have really enjoyed taking the time...

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