The Frocktails team are very grateful to have the support of local crafty business Backstitch. Sewists from in and around Cambridge will know Backstitch for the friendly and welcoming shop and excellent customer service.

Backstitch is the perfect place to find materials for your Frocktails outfit either in person at the shop, or by browsing the extensive selection of fabrics and haberdashery on the online shop. Backstitch is a needlecraft heaven for a reason. A successful online fabric and haberdashery shop since 2010, Alice Synge opened her shop at Burwash Manor in 2014.

The Frocktails team are particulary taken with the Sparkles and Sequins fabric section on the website. We can see ourselves shimmying the night away in the Mini Sequins Sparkle fabric at just £10 a meter!

Do you need to make sure you have some time set aside to work on your Frocktails outfit? The shop is also a great place to book some studio time to perfect those #memade outfits. Make use of the light and airy studio area with a large cutting table while being surrounded by fabric inspriation. Morning and afternoon sessions are both available to book through the website and cost just £4 a session. You can even hire a sewing machine to work with while you are there.

Visit the shop and not only can you browse the beautiful range of fabrics, but you can also take part in many different classes. These classes are perfect for aspiring sewists who want a little help getting started, through to the more experienced seamstress who wants to up-skill thier dressmaking skills with a Dressmaking Technique class. You can even learn to make a new garment such as a pair of Ginger Jeans in their three day workshop. Or why not learn a new skill? The classes aren’t just for dressmakers, you can also learn to crochet or knit, or pick up a new craft in the Introducation to Weaving class. All the classes can be viewed and booked through the Backstitch website.

Backstitch shop at Burwash Manor is open 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sundays.

Backstitch at Burwash Manor

Thank you Backstitch for your support of Frocktails!

Instagram: @backstitchshop
Burwash Manor Barns, New Road, Barton, Cambridge, B23 7EY
Normal Opening Hours:  Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm, Sun: 11am – 5pm

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