A little way down the road from me, a veritable sweet-shop of a haberdashers called Raystitch has opened its doors.
Downstairs there is a bright and well-designed work space where they run courses in stitchery. I taught a one-to-one class in curtain-making there last week - helping Dorothy get to grips with a vast pair of velvet curtains for her bay window. Rushing to cram the making up time into a reasonable period, she trundled home happy, curtains assembled though pinned in places so she
had a little bit of homework to do before she could hang her curtains. She promised me a photo when she finally gets them up!