EDIT: 01/08/2013... I've closed any further new comments on this blog-post folks. We're up to 35+ definite & confirmed-in attendees to this meet-up and, regrettably I cannot accept any more additions to our numbers (there's just not any lunch/food venues big enough to cater for our size... I was pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed by just how popular this meet-up has become - thank you to everyone who has replied so far, and do please watch out for further dates from me :)!).
If your sew-jo is low because you have missed out on your chance to join in with Rachel from House of Pinheiro's meet-up on the 20th April 2013, then fret-ye-not folks, and turn that frown upside down! As now you have another opportunity to enjoy the lovely fabric shops of Goldhawk Road/Shepherd's Bush Market!
Yup, I'm holding a meet-up this Summer (hopefully sunshine will have finally graced us with it's presence by then LOL!).
So, save the date below in your social diary!
LONDON MEET-UPPlace: Goldhawk Road Station (in the ticket hall inside)Date: Saturday 3rd August 2013Time: Meet-up from 11.15am till 11.45am
1st Shopping: 11.45am - 12.50pmSwap-a-thon + Lunch: 1pm - 3.00/3.30pm
2nd Shopping / Market: 3.30pm onwards!
Home Time: 5.00pm - 5.30pm.
We'll meet up from 11.15am at the ticket hall inside of Goldhawk Road station. Then, we'll aim to walk to a nearby cafe/bar (venue as yet to be announced) to start eating an early lunch at roughly 12pm (it won't take too long to walk there I promise!). There, we'll swap, de-stash, chat, eat lunch and make merry until 2.00-2.30pm. Afterwards there'll be plenty of time to visit the amazing array of Goldhawk Road shops, and also Shepherd's Bush Market next door too.
Wanna join in the fun?...If you fancy coming along to this meet-up please email me at:sew[dot]incidentally[at]yahoo[dot]com(please mention London Meet-Up in the email subject line). .
Swapping.... Please, please do not worry about what to bring with you to swap with the other sewists on the day! No one is obliged to bring anything at all with them. It's all about de-stashing and having fun! The idea is to pass-on any un-loved sewing / knitting / crochet stuff... ranging from fabric, patterns, notions, books, threads, buttons or magazines etc. etc... Nobody leaves empty handed - and you always find something new, exciting and surprising in amoungst the piles of yummy stuff on the tables :)
Maps and mobile phone numbers for contacts on the day itself will be emailed to attendees nearer the time once a list of names has been confirmed.
For transportation, map 'n' directions to Goldhawk Road:
Here's a handy link to a download page for a PDF of the local area map of the Goldhawk Road / Shepherd's Bush Market from TFL.
Plus: Transport for London's Journey Planner and National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, and one more.... walking directions for London WalkIt.com