Blackburn born Great British Sewing Bee finalist, Deborah Simms will be joining the line up at Blackburn Heritage Festival this weekend when she joins the popular designer, Patrick Grant at Blackburn Library this Saturday.

The former pupil of St Bede’s school will be at the presentation in the Hornby Lecture Theatre at 11.30 and then the opening of the sewing machine museum at Hobkirk on Darwen Street at 1pm.

Festival organiser, Harriet Roberts said, ‘We’re thrilled that Deborah has been able to come along. This will be the icing on the cake for the masses of fans of the ‘Sewing Bee’ who are buzzing on social media about Patrick Grant coming to Blackburn.’