DATE: Saturday 15 June 2013
MEETING PLACE: Birmingham New Street train station, just beyond the ticket barriers
MEETING TIME: 10:30am – 11:00am
RAG MARKET: 11:00am – 12:30pm
LUNCH & SWAP: 12:30pm – 2:00/2:30pm
MORE SHOPPING: 2:30pm onwards
HOME TIME: 4:00pm – 4:30pm, but we won't hold you hostage if you want to leave earlier!
Kat and I organised a similar affair last year and it really was a blast! Check out my round-up post if you don't believe me! All these smiley faces can't be wrong...can they?
Much like last time, first we'll visit the rag market stalls for some bargains - Roisin made a beautiful Matroyshka print dress and Winnie made an adorable polka dot blouse, both with fabric scored last year!
Then we'll re-charge over a leisurely lunch (possibly at Cafe Soya again as the food is yummy and the venue accommodating), whilst indulging in a bit of a swap. The swap part is very informal and there are no obligations to contribute. However, if you do want to de-stash then bring your unwanted fabric, notions, patterns, books, etc along and they'll get snapped up in a jiffy!
Finally, there'll be time in the afternoon to re-visit the market or experience the awesome local fabric shops (or should I say an Aladdin cave and warehouse?) – Fancy Silk Store and Barry's Fabrics.
Have I convinced you to come along yet? If so, just leave a comment below with your email address...it's that easy! Once we have a final list of names, we'll send out a confirmation email with maps and contact numbers to boot. For now, you can download a Birmingham Shopping Map PDF, which also locates the Rag Market and Birmingham New Street train station.