Meet Liz Tapper – Our new Embroidery Tutor

Meet Liz Tapper – Our new Embroidery Tutor

I wanted to find out a bit more about our new tutor Liz Tapper who will be teaching Embroidery at Butterfly Bright, Liz has a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of techniques that she is very keen to teach to others! Read our interview with her to see for...
Sew Saturday 2016

Sew Saturday 2016

Butterfly Bright in Sherborne are taking part in Sew Saturday again this year – the event is on Saturday 15th October and we will be open from 10am to 4pm. Find us above Abbey Brides upstairs at 81 Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3AB The first 10 customers to make...
Crochet Mandala Fever

Crochet Mandala Fever

I recently found a great pattern for some crochet mandalas on a website called Crochet Milan and since I started making them I’ve found them rather addictive! I was keen to try out some of the new cotton DK from RICO and it was the perfect yarn for the job.. I...
Yarn Shop Day 2016

Yarn Shop Day 2016

Yarn Shop Day is here again! Join us on Saturday 30th April for a day of woolly wonderfulness! Keep up to date with news about the event on our Yarn Shop Day Facebook Event page We will have special offers on yarn and fabric as well as competitions and raffle prizes....
Sketchbook Club is off and running!

Sketchbook Club is off and running!

We launched the first Jennie Maizels’ Sketchbook Club Franchise back in January and as the weeks have gone by the participants have grown in confidence and tried as well as improved on several skills. The course is designed for anyone who thinks they can’t...
Learn how to make a patchwork quilt

Learn how to make a patchwork quilt

I am currently about half way through one of most popular 10 week workshops, “Patchwork and quilting for beginners” The students are all very meticulous and insist on unpicking every mistake which is leading to some truly excellent results! I am piecing...
Fabric for My Valentine

Fabric for My Valentine

What greater gift for a Valentines present than fabric?! We have put together some beautiful coordinating gift bundles which we can send gift wrapped to your loved ones for Valentines Day. Moda’s Canyon collection has some amazing rich plum, pink and orange...
Crochet Hot Water Bottle Covers

Crochet Hot Water Bottle Covers

I had been meaning to try a crochet hot water bottle cover for ages and before Christmas I decided they would make excellent Christmas presents for my two daughters – mostly because they use mini hot water bottles and they would be fairly quick to make up!...
Fabric Subscriptions

Fabric Subscriptions

What do you do with all the those craft magazines that arrive every month? Do you treasure them forever or keep them for a while and then just recycle them? I know I do! Just imagine receiving the gift of fabric every month instead, whether you use it straight away or...
A patchwork quilt in a day

A patchwork quilt in a day

I know a lot of my customers work full time and don’t always want to come to evening classes so I thought I would compress one of our most popular workshops into a one day workshop to make a mini patchwork quilt. I have had my eye on this charm pack from Moda...
#Yoghurtgate

#Yoghurtgate

I have to say this has been one of the most surreal weeks of my life! It all started with a frightening incident with a yoghurt pot and a simple tweet – The Western Gazette then duly printed a story about my ordeal after asking me for a quote The Central...
Workshops in 2016

Workshops in 2016

I think we all have a long “making” wish list and adding ideas to it wont get the projects done, my Pinterest board has over 1000 pins and those are just the ones you can see – not the ones hidden away on secret boards. If I just dedicated the time...
Churn Dash Quilts

Churn Dash Quilts

I am a huge fan of modern versions of the churn dash quilt design. I am forever adding new ideas to my Churn Dash Pinterest board hoping to one day find the time to make one! I really love this pastel rainbow design by CrazyMomQuilts   and this one by Mixiheart...
Wooly knits for winter walks

Wooly knits for winter walks

Stripey Bobble Hat I spotted a simple looking stripey bobbly hat in a well known high street shop before Christmas and decided that rather than buying it I would try and make it myself! I loved the colour combination of the blue and white stripes for the main body...
Jane Makower – Wildlife fabric collection

Jane Makower – Wildlife fabric collection

We have recently started stocking Jane Makower Fabrics and we just had to get this fabulous Wildlife collection in! The Rabbits and Hares print has a bit of “Watership Down” about it – a childhood favourite of mine and I think this would be lovely...
The Jennie Maizels’ “Sketchbook Club”!

The Jennie Maizels’ “Sketchbook Club”!

Jennie Maizels Sketchbook Club training day On thursday I spent a truly amazing day at Jennie Maizels’ studio near Winchester! Jennie was hosting a franchise training day for new tutors to run her amazing sketchbook club. Firstly it was an honour to be in the...
A Festive Christmas Table Runner

A Festive Christmas Table Runner

Dashwood Studio Christmas fabric Table Runner   I fell in love with this year’s “Winter Wonderland” Christmas fabric from Dashwood Studio as soon as I saw it and ordered it over a year ago!   The reds and greens seem perfect to me for a Christmas...
Time for new beginnings

Time for new beginnings

When I started Butterfly Bright life was less complicated, with a small premises in Swan Yard and a baby on the way. Since then the shop and workshops have expanded and I have three children under 7yrs, along with a very busy husband! With my lease coming to an end at...
Sew Saturday – Sat 17th October 2015

Sew Saturday – Sat 17th October 2015

Saturday 17th October 2015   Join us on Saturday 17th october for Sew Saturday, a nationwide celebration of Independent Fabric Shops. The first 20 people to book an Early Bird ticket will get a free gift when you pop in to the shop on Sew Saturday! The first 20...
Price matching with our NEW Fabric Loyalty Club

Price matching with our NEW Fabric Loyalty Club

To be honest… It has been whispered in hushed tones in my shop and also said straight to my face: “I can get this cheaper online” I know this is true but I have to face facts, I have a high street store with rent, rates and wage bills to cover. I...

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