A shop in Melbourne has a large room for classes and groups. A bunch of Melbourne seamsters and stitchers would go there every two months or so for social sewing. This has been going on for several years, I met several new people and made new friends. It was terrific.
In 2016 the shop increased their fee from $10 per person for the day to $15 per person for half a day. Then introduced other groups and the room became quite crowded. One of my 2017 goals was to find another site, Saturday Social Sewing evolved.
Six lovely ladies came for the first session. An airy, bright room with plenty of space and incredibly tranquil. Very successful in this spot. Everyone wanted another date so am working on that.
More on this in another post.