Coming soon – Warrington Craft Studio
Hello I’m Annie McGee, an alternative embroiderer & seamstress in Warrington, England. I love to create textile gifts, clothes & accessories with an unusual twist, from rock & tattoo inspired pieces, to kawaii & steampunk. I set up my embroidery business when my son was born & I found that the clothes out there just were not alternative or “rocky” enough for my little fella. Quirky threads stitched with a twist soon grew from baby clothes to adult wear & accessories. With a range of home wares now available, Scavenger Annie’s is full to the rafters with all you need to ensure your lifestyle is suitably outfitted with the most rockin’ threads around.
In the last 12 months I have started offering sewing & craft workshops with the Scavenger Annie twist. You can join me to reveal the bare basics of your sewing machine & stitch up a voodoo doll pin cushion, or discover pattern perfection & learn how to decipher a commercial pattern. With each class there’s a rockin’ take home project to help you progress with your stitching.
With your help I am seeking funds to build a sewing studio from which I can embroider, sew, design & teach. I currently work from the family’s dining table so as you can imagine space is limited & it restricts the number of lessons that I can provide as well as student numbers per class. It will cost around £5000 for the make, construction & fitting out of a log cabin studio.
This building project will enable me to continue to work from home, generating a regular income whilst looking after my four year old son. Since being made redundant from my day job last year I’ve found that running a small business from home is flexible to fit around my family commitments, keeps business costs low and is creatively fulfilling. It does however mean that I have taken over nearly every room in the house with fabrics, supplies & equipment, as well as relegating my family to the living room when I host classes in the kitchen/dining room.In order for Scavenger Annie to grow I desperately need the space to stitch in!
- £5 = My thanks & an exclusive Scavenger Annie patch
- £10 = Gift voucher valued at £15
- £12 = Embroidered Death Before Decaf calico tote bag
- £20 = Gift voucher valued at £30
- £24 = 1 x Cheshire Cat Cushion
- £35 = 1 x 3 hour sewing class voucher valued at £40
- £100 = 3 x 3 hour sewing classes valued at £120
Not only will the studio provide me with a space to design & embroider the rockin’ threads, it will provide a space for individuals to learn or refresh their sewing skills, to try out new craft practices and also will enable me to offer guidance to small craft businesses with social media workshops.
Each step of the way I will provide updates on the campaign via my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/scavengeranniesalternativeemporium and this blog.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you are unable to contribute financially then please share my campaign to build a sewing school with your friends & family.
Find out more about the Scavenger Studio campaign here.
Looking forward to the warmer months with these lovely crafted items that remind me of summer. Shops discovered via Craft Hour Facebook page
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Hey Cheshire folk!
Do you have an Etsy shop? (If not use the link in the comments to start yours today with your first listings for free!)
Would you like to get a better understanding of your business by working with other Etsy shop owners to share & grow knowledge?
Would you like to meet other crafty people in real life, out there in the fresh air?
Most importantly, do you like cake?!
Then roll up, roll up to the new Etsy team that I’ve set up for Etsy shop owners based in Cheshire. https://www.etsy.com/uk/teams/20903/creative-cheshire
Well it has been awhile since I’ve curated a Treasury Tuesday! This one is an ode to the annoyingly catchy tune “What does the fox say?” that has been doing the rounds on social media for some time. It was only brought to my attention the other week by the lovely Shelia after I shared a post about my Dapper Fox brooches.
You can find the Dapper Fox Brooch at my Etsy shop along with other woodland inspired embroidery.
I must admit, this is not the first time that the Scavenger and the Fox have crossed paths. Back in the summer I stitched up some flexible foxy ears for Nic who was planning on wearing them to the Glastonbury festival.
If you’re looking for some unique threads then feel free to get in touch. I love a good custom project like this!
Enjoy the treasures & keep foxy,