Last Sunday I was invited to enjoy an afternoon of sewing at the new Islington branch of Lisa Comfort’s Sew Over It. Door to door, this place is a 43-minute journey from my home, so there was no doubt that I was going to pop by.
On a quiet Islington street, and only a short walk from a pub that looks perfect for after-sewing meet-ups, the new store is painted an unmissable purple. As dusk fell, the place became disgustingly pretty.
There is a nice selection of fabrics and notions here. But my favourite feature is the teaching space, overlooked by this huge, Dickensian window. I understand that with space at a premium, many London shops are obliged to hold their classes in a converted basement. But I do like to see natural light. It’s hard to go below ground for a lesson, especially in the summer.
Which is lucky, because I’ve already signed up for the Ultimate Trouser class at this store. Will I see you there?