Pop-up Sewing Cafe, alongside the History’s Mirror Exhibition here at St John’s

‘Come and join us where, The V&A merges with The Great British Sewing Bee and The Great British Bake off’.

Yes that’s right, for a limited time on the 4th, 5th and 6th of July. St Johns Church in Peterborough’s City Centre, will be transformed into a mecca of fashion, craft and really great food with the help of The City College, local craft organisation Handmade in Peterborough and St John’s CIC.
The History’s Mirror Exhibition is a project which collects and shares local memories, triggered by a collection of clothing dating from the 1940s-1980s.The collection includes a range of garments for men and women, which range from dresses to cardigans, coats to underwear as well as accessories such as handbags, shoes and stockings. The collection also includes a selection of dress and knitting patterns. Many of the items were bought or made locally, so you can come and take a step back in time. Alongside this, Handmade in Peterborough will be holding a ‘pop up’ Sewing cafe, where you can choose from a selection of homemade cakes and savoury delights, which have been made by local artisans to a very high and delicious standard, so you can grab some lunch if you are on the go. Then this is all topped off with a set of informal and formal sessions, where you can learn how to do the basics of stitching or create something unique to take home with you. There will be a set of specific workshops which you can sign up for, as well as opportunities for drop in sessions.

The times are as follows:
Thursday the 4th of July 10am-3pm,
Friday the 5th of July 12pm-3pm
Saturday 6th of July 10am-3pm. On this date, there is also St John’s regular craft fair, so you can also buy a special gift for you or someone else too.

To find out more about the workshops, café and exhibition please go to the Handmade in Peterborough website at http://www.handmadeinpeterborough@moonfruit.com