The Upper Valley Sew-Op is a workshop and storage space where we can teach, learn and practice the skills of making new things from old, re-using fabrics and textiles. All skill levels are welcome.
We currently offer Open Sewing hours where people can bring their sewing projects and work on them using the machines and supplies available. Experienced sewists are on hand for help and advice. Workshops and classes are planned for the fall. Until then we're holding more informal sessions when we have a request to learn a skill.
If you are a knitter, crocheter, rug maker, weaver or crafter of any kind who would like to use this workspace in company with others, please come. The SewOp space has eight sewing machines, sewing baskets with enough notions to get you started, tables to spread out on, and a bright, cheery, welcoming atmosphere.
Like any dedicated crafter the Sew-op has a stash: buttons, elastics, zippers, snaps, laces, bias tapes, bindings, seam tapes, threads, fabrics, yarns, patterns, etc. While we don't have quite enough to open our own fabric store, we have a healthy variety of donated fabric and notions available for use in projects. If you have a specific look in mind, be sure to bring matching thread and whatever else you need to complete your project. But if you like living on the creative edge, we've probably got what you need.