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Friday, 31 January 2014

Hidden sewing gem in East London

Just a quick post with a heads-up on a great place to sew I stumbled across this week. Departure Cafe is part of a community project in Limehouse, and as well as having a big cafe and second-hand book shop, hires sewing machines for just £1 an hour. A brilliant antidote to many of London's sewing cafes, which I often find overpriced. The atmosphere was relaxed, with avid sewers dotted throughout the large cafe space working on their projects. Could make a great venue for a future LDC meetup.

Departure run informal sewing groups and structured courses, along with ceramics and film nights among others. The sewing sessions are in the afternoon - worth checking out if you're free in the daytime.

I'm always on the lookout for new places to sew - so if anyone has any good tips, post them up.


  1. Just checked out their website. This looks like a lovely space! Not difficult to get to either. DLR to Limehouse from Bank, or a short bus trip from Aldgate. What a great find!
    We'll definitely have to look into going there. Thanks for posting Becky! That's just fabulous.

  2. This looks like a lovely place for a meeting


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