Sewing Princess on the road: Gather here, Cambridge, MA Sewing lounge – Sewing Princess in viaggio: lounge del cucito Gather here, Cambridge, MA

On our way out of Boston and its inclement weather (I mean, a storm on the 2 days we were there), we took a short drive to Cambridge, MA. While looking for a place to park we drove by a nice sewing lounge called Gather here

Dopo aver visitato Boston con un tempo orrendo (pioggia battente per entrambi i giorni), abbiamo fatto un giro a Cambridge, MA famosa per l’universita’ di Harvard e il MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Mentre cercavamo parcheggio siamo passati davanti a un negozio/lounge di cucito Gather here
Gather here, Cambridge MA

The clever name and nice sign outside made me want to stop and take a peak.

Visto il nome con tanto di gioco di parole (Gather here vuol dire Incontrarsi qui ma anche unire i punti a maglia) e l’insegna carinissima ho deciso di fermarmi a dare un’occhiata.

Fabric wall, Gather here, Cambridge MA

This place is really a gem. It has a nice selection of modern quilting fabric, some Liberty prints, notions, cute independent patterns like Megan Nielsen’s and Lisette’s and some books.

Il posto e’ davvero eccezionale. Ha una selezione di stoffe per patchwork moderne, alcune stoffe della Liberty, articoli di merceria, modelli di artisti indipendenti come Megan Nielsen’s e Lisette’s e dei libri

They also have classes there…so there are nice Berninas and a great cutting table.

Organizzano anche dei corsi…quindi ci sono delle macchine da cucire Bernina e un fantastico tavolo da taglio.

Sewing Table Gather here, Cambridge MA

True to its name there is also a great selection of natural yarns…it made me want to take up knitting again.

Visto il nome del negozio, ci sono anche dei gomitoli di fibre naturali…mi e’ venuta voglia di riprendere a fare la maglia. 

Yarn, Gather here, Cambridge MA
Aren’t they gorgeous?
Sono fantastici, vero?

There was even a small kitchen area which made me think they may provide coffee and refreshments for people attending their courses

C’era anche una piccola zona cucina che mi ha fatto pensare che facciano del caffe’ e altre bevande per gli studenti.

Lisette Market Skirt, Gather here, Cambridge MA

It was great to see all those fabrics I had always seen online right in front of me. I wanted to sit down and sew there and then…get the fabric to make this pretty Lisette Market skirt…but the fabric was sold out and started to feel guilty for the boy waiting outside…So I said goodbye to this lovely store to hit the road again.

Per me e’ stato fantastico vedere di persona le stoffe che sono abituata a vedere solo online. Mi sarei volentieri seduta li’ con loro a cucire…comprare la stoffa per fare questa bellissima gonna della Lisette…ma la stoffa non era piu’ disponibile e ho cominciato a sentirmi in colpa di aver lasciato il mio accompagnatore fuori…quindi sono uscita dal negozio e ho ripreso il viaggio.

Gather here, Cambridge MA

Do you recognize the skirt fabric? I forgot to ask the name.

Per caso qualcuno riconosce la stoffa della gonna? Ho dimenticato di chiedere come si chiama.

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7 Comments

  1. The skirt fabric looks like wool (herringbone) tweed.
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  2. I’m so jealous of all your adventures in the US. May I ask what brings you to this side of the Atlantic?
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  3. Hi Silvia, wonderful pictures, it is great to see those fabric. I think it is fun to sew and sewing is one of the things I love to learn. You can excel on this field and do great things. Have a nice sewing day always!
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  4. What a fun trip! I’m envious — Gather Here looks like an amazing place. I knit as well as sew, so I would probably never leave that place — your photos look so beautiful. I saw that you’ll be in NYC. One of my must-go places is a trim shop called M&J Trim (www.mjtrim.com). They have an outstanding selection of notions and I always get inspired just browsing the store. Have fun!

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