March is a big month for us as we’re celebrating our 3rd birthday! This has got us reflecting on the past few years; how we’ve developed, what we’ve changed and crucially, what we haven’t changed.
One thing has always, and will always, stay the same at MiiW: Our dedication to good craft. We aspire to be the home of the highest quality craft courses in west Wales; dedicated facilitators of wondrous workshops, to the hands of our customers.
You may ask, “What makes a MiiW course high quality?” We have been asked this question. So if you’ve ever been curious to know, let us explain exactly what we do and why we do it…
MiiW founder, Suzi (a.k.a Suzi Stitch) has been building our portfolio of talented tutors for many years. A good quality craft course doesn’t exist without a professional tutor; a craftsman or craftswoman who is a master in their field, who has years of experience under their belt and has infinite knowledge and skill which they have added to their repertoire over time. These attributes are what makes a MiiW tutor and we are delighted to have twenty tutors now running courses with us.
We are Welsh and PROUD! This is why we take pride in Welsh heritage and products that are made exclusively in Wales and we strive to offer and promote as much of it as we can. Our Welsh Quilting workshop teaches traditional techniques with the use of locally produced Welsh flannel fabrics. Melin Teifi is where these flannels are woven, a mill just 5 minutes away from Suzi’s home. It’s always a pleasure to pop in and see what new colours and patterns are being woven and of course, to admire the beauty of the traditional patterns that endure. The Ash wood milking stools for our Upholstery workshops are handmade by our good friend David the Farmer who, again, lives just down the road from MiiW HQ. We use Cambrian Wool in various woolly workshops, such as Quirky Bird felting and Woven Wall Hanging. Wool exclusively from Welsh flocks reared by proper Welsh farmers… It doesn’t get more Welsh than that.
We take a lot of pride in the courses we offer. Through careful curation, thought and organisation, we hope to offer a course that’s value for money as well as educational, therapeutic and FUN! Our workshops are all about coming together to enjoy learning about a process, practicing a skill you’ve never heard of, acquiring knowledge you didn’t know existed and creating something that you’re proud of. Something made entirely by YOU. We want our customers to leave a course with a beaming smile; happy, relaxed and inspired. If we can manage that, we’ve done the job we set out to do. Perfect.
We’ve got a whole host of courses available over 2018, take a look here and please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions. We’re always here for a chat.