Sewing items up for grabs in store clear-out

John Lewis sewing machines . John Lewis partner  Helen Colclough with one of the sewing machines that they want to give away to a good home .
John Lewis sewing machines . John Lewis partner Helen Colclough with one of the sewing machines that they want to give away to a good home .
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IF you’ve ever fancied getting your hands on a piece of Sheffield’s textiles past, now’s your chance!

Department store John Lewis is giving away curios, from vintage sewing machines and fabric patterns to light boxes and curtain pulleys.

The move follows the closure of its outlet furniture shop on Cambridge Street.

The store thinks the items would be perfect for a local amateur dramatics society, charity or community group, and is offering them free to anyone who can arrange collection and take them off its hands.

The equipment, which also includes large cutting benches, was used by seamstresses in the shop’s workroom to run up soft furnishings.

Before being taken over by John Lewis the shop was owned by Cole Brothers, and was home to a toy shop.

Lisa Williams, the store’s managing director, said: “This is a tremendous opportunity to pick up a piece of Sheffield history from our workroom.”

Call Liz Hogan or Elle Bradley-Cox on 0114 2782383.