Meet Sarah and Freya, the team behind Crafty Sew & So…
Sarah studied fashion design in London, and has 10 years worth of experience designing for top high street brands. She loves creating and feels at home surrounded by other creative minds, and wanted to inspire more people to have a go and make things.
In 2008, Sarah and a small group of friends began meeting together for craft evenings, this soon developed in to a larger group which met up regularly to learn a wide range of crafts, and Leicester’s Crafty Ladies was born in 2013. Demand for more and more workshops lead to Sarah leaving her designer job and starting Crafty Sew & So Workshops in Sileby, Leicestershire.
After Meeting in 2014, Freya and Sarah discussed the idea of opening a larger workshop space and shop to expand the business. Freya has over 10 years of experience working for various high street retailers, including TK Maxx and John Lewis, and has dreamt about opening a independent craft shop for years. Freya is a self taught seamstress, blogger and enthusiastic ‘have-a-go’ type person. She enjoys learning new skills challenging herself with more difficult projects.
In September 2015, they joined forces to open Crafty Sew & So- Workshop and Haberdashery in Leicester City Centre and continue to bring you a range of exciting crafty opportunities and a beautiful range of sewing equipment and fabrics.
Crafty Sew & So aims to inspire everyone who walks through the door to pick up a new hobby or develop their skills in an old one. We offer workshops in a wide range of crafts and we are excited to be able to widen our range as we go.