Sew Portobello is a new social enterprise for women, working together to develop networks, use our creativity and make some extra money.
Our pretty studio and shop is at 24 Portobello Green Arcade, London W10. Clubs and courses run from Monday to Wednesday and at weekends by request. We sell top quality textile goods and interesting beautiful antique ceramics, Thursday to Sunday each week.
The rich heritage of sewing and embroidery in the diverse communities of North Kensington, is linked into making new friends and sharing skills. We have a grant from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Innovation Fund, loads of help from community groups and input from local creative individuals.
The little project has already shown there is a real human need for more connectivity in this busy central London spot. Women from all backgrounds enjoy sharing the pleasure of making and learning together.
The goods are sold on Portobello market, that runs through the area.
As we develop, the project is expanding to offer sewing classes, coffee mornings, creative events - bringing neighbours together for a laugh, a chat and an expert sewing lesson.
Creatives, women who love sewing, marketing experts and hosts for coffee mornings are warmly invited to join.
Drop by 24 Portobello Green Arcade London W10 5TZ on Fridays or Saturdays between 11-6. Or ring 0758 7955 888 during office hours.
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