THE Sewing Bee Sanctuary and Room Forty mobile Afternoon Tea Emporium have combined forces to create a ‘Crafternoon Tea’ which will take place in Lymm on Sunday.

The fun event offers a chance to learn to sew using a sewing machine with expert tuition by Sewing Bee, followed by a sumptuous Afternoon Tea hand made by Room Forty and a glass of fizz.

And we have a place to give away for the 1pm session.

Question: What is your favourite cake at afternoon tea?

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Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of of Lymm Parish Hall, guests will be taught how to make a fabulous and practical fully lined shopping bag which they can later take home and proudly show family and friends. Results are guaranteed!

Once the learning is over they can relax with one of Room Forty’s sumptuous afternoon tea’s all handmade and served on beautiful vintage fine bone china.

Sessions are still available at 1pm and 3pm, but those interested are advised to be quick as the 11am session are sold out. The cost per person is £40 which includes the cost of all materials.

Jennifer Perry, proprietor of Room Forty mobile Afternoon Tea’s said, ‘Think you can’t sew? So did I until I sat in on one of Rebecca from Sewing Bee’s classes.

"I was thrilled and am so proud of the fabulous tote bag I made under her expert tuition and which I now use all the time. And what fun we had! I can’t wait for the Crafternoon Tea on Sunday. Our guests are guaranteed a fabulous time!"

Rebecca Shattock of Sewing Bee Sanctuary added, ‘We are both artisan small businesses and the idea for the event came from a discussion about how we could work together and we came up with the idea of Crafternoon Tea!

"We’ve already collaborated on other projects and are very, very excited about this. The first session at 11am sold out really quickly so clearly others are excited about the idea too’."

T’s and C’s

Winner will be drawn at random from all entries at 4pm on Friday.

Prize consists of one place at 1pm, worth £40

Prize consists of a two hour sewing lesson, making a bag, followed by afternoon tea.

No cash value.