Roath Indie Business: The Stitchery at Milkwood Gallery

The joy and fulfillment of stitching something yourself!

A new workshop space dedicated to sewing and textiles called ‘The Stitchery’ has opened its doors at Milkwood Gallery, Roath, in line with the growing popularity and trend towards make do and mend, crafts and sewing.


The ‘make do and mend’ sewing trend is now well and truly mainstream, with TV shows and Sunday supplements full of advice on how to re-fashion old curtains, dresses and various discarded fabric into must-have fashion accessories or items for the home.  But learning and developing the sewing skills needed to create something that you wouldn’t want to immediately throw back in the bin has always been difficult, with the shortage of courses and workshops in sewing.

The Stitchery offers a range of reasonably priced sewing courses, from one day workshops, where you can learn all the basics about your sewing machine, to more advanced courses in sewing, such as, garment making, and make do and mend evening classes, where you can learn to make garments from scratch or restyle and repair an outdated piece of your wardrobe.


The Stitchery is a spacious, light, well-equipped sewing studio that always puts the emphasis on creativity and fun combined with a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, where tea and cake are always on offer!  The Stitchery is where you get the chance to learn and make something you like and go home with the satisfaction and fulfilment of having created something yourself, feeling inspired to go on making and creating.


Helen Gubb

Owner of The Stitchery


Workshops and Classes coming up this autumn

Learn to love your sewing machine, make a bag or make a cushion cover

Introduction to Garment Making

The Sewing Project – evening class

Make Do and Mend – evening class

Pattern Making

For more information and to make a booking, please visit The Stitchery’s website.