Beginners Crochet Sat 30th April 12.30-3.30pm

This class is for complete beginners, you’ll learn to make a lovely colourful granny square which can be used for so many things including washcloths, cushions, baby blankets, bags and simple garments.

You’ll learn all the basics from holding the hook & yarn to making stitches, changing colours and lots more.

All materials are provided, which includes a crochet hook, ball of yarn and pattern. Only £30 per person.

Beginners crochet

Kate Semple Card Making Workshop Saturday 7th May.

We are so proud & pleased as punch to reveal that super talented local lady Kate Semple is coming to do a card making workshop for you lovely lot.

Kate is a York based graphic designer with her own range of cards & notebooks available to purchase in shops & galleries around York as well as designing fabulous logos for many local businesses too.

The workshop will be ‘Vessels’ on Saturday 7th May 1pm-3pm.
You’ll get to design and create 6 cards using Kates favourite medium collage.

All materials will be included for the price of £15 per person.
*Please note, places cannot be reserved without full payment, please contact the cafe for more details.

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New sewing machine classes for 2016!

Did you get a new sewing machine for Christmas? Have you had one sat on a shelf gathering dust for ages?

We have some exciting new sewing machine classes now taking bookings here at the cafe. The first one is ‘Get to know your sewing machine’ on Saturday 20th February at 1.30 until 4pm £30 per person.

This is a class for absolute beginners, where you can learn to set-up and use your machine. You’ll learn some basic sewing skills and end up with a tote bag to take home and show off!

Student needs to bring: functioning machine (incl instruction manual and power cord), 1/2 metre or 2 matching fat quarts of cotton print, notebook and pen/pencil, dressmakers pins and scissors.

Lots more classes now up on our workshops page…..

Cottons Club.

Firstly, Happy New Year to you all, hope no-one’s has been flooded out of their homes, you’re all ok & have managed to get all the help you needed.

For our returning Cottons Club children, here are the class details:

For classes at Me & Mrs. Fisher. York Saturdays 10.30am-11.30am:

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We start back on Sat 9th Jan and will finish on Sat 13th Feb. Half term week is 15th-21st Feb so there will be no class on Sat 20th Feb.

We’ll then return on Sat 27th Feb for just 4 weeks until Sat 19th March as Easter is early this year. So no classes on Sat 26th March, 2nd & 9th April as I assume some of you may go away for a break.

Look forward to seeing you all….!

Christmas Holidays

We are now CLOSED for the Christmas period and will reopen on Tuesday 5th January 2016.  We would like to thank all of our lovely customers for their support and company in 2015, we really do appreciate it. For our staff and tutors, we also thank everyone of you for your hard work. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Much love from Hannah & Liz xxxxx

Because no-one should have no-one.

Hi folks, there’s a wonderful project taking shape in York to help to alleviate the sadness of the older generation finding themselves alone at Christmas time.

‘Christmas Presence’ is being held at the beautiful Belfry Hall on Christmas Day and aims to provide transport, Christmas dinner & refreshments, entertainment, presents & good company for 40 pensioners – all completely free of charge via donations and volunteers.

We’re on the lookout for kind donations towards homemade hamper gifts – baked, pickled, knitted, crocheted, sewn – and also any decorations for the tables.
Already been promised are big donations from Asda, Boyes & John Lewis, along with a whole host of volunteers to prep & serve but the more the merrier!

If you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by loving family & friends at Christmas time then please help to share the goodness & gratitude a little further.

Donations can be dropped here at the cafe up until 4pm on the 18th December 🙂



Saturday 28th November

11am – 1pm
£20 per child including all materials.

This will be a fun printmaking workshop where kids can really make their mark!

Using safe tools, your funky design is ‘carved’ into Styrofoam
then, using colourful inks the design is printed a variety of papers –
perfect for greetings cards, bunting and more!

Using different sizes of Styrofoam, the workshop will provide the opportunity to make smaller stamps as well as a bigger, more detailed design!
Limited places so book early to avoid disappointment!

Kids linoprint workshop

Improvers Crochet Workshop – Learn to crochet a beautiful Mandala.

This workshop is for those who already know the basics of crochet and want to build on their skills. You will learn to make a lovely mandala which can be used as applique, wall art, coasters etc and can also be made into a square for blankets, cushions, scarfs etc.

You will learn how to work in the round (using a ‘magic circle’!), how to change yarn colour and a variety of new stitches (half double, half double spike, clusters, scallop edging).
£30 pp All materials provided including yarn and hook.

Saturday 21st November 1-4pm

Imp Crochet

Ooo it’s HERE! Our Pop-up shop of amazing Vintage clothing by Mr Fox Clothing.

Mr Fox Upcycled Clothing Co. has taken over our upstairs haberdashery with a gorgeous selection of high-quality vintage, customised, handmade and second-hand ladieswear and accessories, ranging from UK sizes 4 – 20.

Prices start from £4 – £40, with vintage menswear and childrenswear coming soon.  Open 10-4 Tuesday – Saturday – come and see, you’ll love it!

Mr Fox 1  Mr Fox 2

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