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Take part in Make, Thrift London’s first focus groups

30 Apr

Sorry it’s been a little while..you may have wondered why I’ve gone off the radar a bit this month? Don’t tell anyone but I’ve been busy working on some new workshops. A couple of them will be popping up in the next few weeks so watch this space! Although I’ve focused mainly on the bookbinding and decoupage card making workshops so far, I want to get the ball rolling on starting our sewing workshops and I’ve been putting together some ideas but I want to deliver workshops catered towards what people actually want to learn and make. That’s where you come in! I’ve decided to hold my first focus group at my home studio in Cricklewood NW2. (If  you follow me on Twitter I usually refer to this as Make, Thrift HQ.) It’s my little space where I’ve combined my office and crafting studio and sometimes I hold private workshops here. I really want your feedback to help me in writing up my workshops to make them exciting and useful.

Who I want to speak to:

I’m looking for a range of ages and sewing abilities. This one however, is strictly for the ladies (although there will be one catered for the guys at a later date.) Maybe you’re interested in sewing but are a complete beginner OR are currently a sewer and maybe have made a few things but are interested in taking it further for example, by learning some basic pattern cutting skills to help you understand the construction of garments or to alter existing patterns. Maybe you can sew but would like some help understanding how to do alterations. Or, have you bought a sewing machine recently (or plan to) and need help getting to grips with using it?

If any of these sound like you, I’d love you to join my focus group for a cuppa, some cake and a chat.  Depending on the interest I get, I may be screening those who apply to take part.. but don’t be put off, I’ll keep everyone’s details on file and you will be invited to a future focus group if I can’t fit you in this time round, as I want to speak to as many people as possible.

As a thank you, everyone who takes part will receive 50% off their first workshop with Make, Thrift London (valid for 3 months). I will also be looking for some people to take part in pilot workshops which I will talk more about to those who attend a focus group.

The proposed time for the focus group will be:

Tuesday 8th May 7-9pm (if you can’t make this but would like to take part please still contact me stating when you’re usually available)

Although I have allocated 2 hours, this may be less depending on how much you guys have to say but I will keep on track not to run over.

Please apply by emailing:

astitchinteatime [at] gmail [dot] com

Be sure to include:

Your name, age, your profession, the town you’re from, a sentence telling me about your sewing/pattern making experience and whether you can make the suggested date and time or your alternative availability. This date and time is subject to change depending on the response I get.

Excited to meet you and get your feedback!

Love Daisy x

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