Chance to meet Sewing Bee Joyce

Joyce Bellingham, a finalist in the BBC TV programme The Great British Sewing Bee SUS-160718-112653001

Joyce Bellingham, a finalist in the BBC TV programme The Great British Sewing Bee SUS-160718-112653001

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A Sussex woman who was among finalists in the TV series Great British Sewing Bee is teaming up with Hassocks craftmakers to raise money for charity.

Joyce Bellingham is joining forces with ‘Made and Making’, the home of sewing and craft workshops at their studio in the South Downs Heritage Centre at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks, on Saturday September 10 - but tickets will be released for sale on August 1.

Make & Making owner Sarah Brangwyn, a huge fan of the TV show, said: “Joyce will be joining us for a cuppa, to share some of her stories from the show and show us a selection of the garments that she made.

“There will be the chance to hear a little bit about behind the scenes, ask her a question or two and see the garments up close.

“We are very excited about this event, but it is ticket only and places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.”

Made & Making will also be holding a charity raffle with a fantastic prize of a series of dressmaking workshops plus pattern and fabric, and also one of Joyce’s own alterations challenges from the show.

You can buy raffle tickets online and do not need to be there on the day to take part.

The event will take place on Saturday September 10 from 10am to 12pm.

Tickets are £10. Raffle tickets are £2.50 and can be bought on line or in person.

Visit www.madeandmaking.co.uk for further information.

All proceeds will go to Joyce’s chosen charity, Three Ways School in Bath, with whom her family have close links. Three Ways is a school that provides for 190 children with a wide range of special educational needs. To find out more visit their website www.threeways.co.uk.