The winner of last year’s Great British Sewing Bee is set to visit Mansfield Woodhouse to officially open a new haberdashery store.
Heather Jacks, who sewed her way to victory in series two of the hit BBC programme, has agreed to formally open The Faff Room in Mansfield Woodhouse in May
Speaking ahead of her visit, Heather Jacks said: “I am delighted to be attending The Faff Room in May. Apart from officially opening the building I am running two pre-bookable classes where local sewers will make a dress in-a-day under my guidance. Sewing as a group can be a real joy so I am looking forward to meeting those who have similar interests to myself.”
Amanda Holt, Owner of The Faff Room, said: “As the business has developed we felt it the right time to branch out into slightly larger premises in Mansfield Woodhouse. The new building, called Burnaby House on Church Street in Mansfield Woodhouse, will continue to house a variety of sewing and craft courses as well as our normal range of products for sale.
“When thinking of who we would like to open the new building – we couldn’t think of a better person than Heather Jacks. Heather is a true inspiration having gone from strength to strength on the hit TV show. I know there is a lot of excitement amongst our regular sewers about the visit and I personally can’t wait to welcome Heather to Mansfield Woodhouse.