New today, Craig Joubert from Marbling 4 Fun is back with more ideas for last minute gifts. You can create patterns on paper mache; polystyrene shapes; MDF pre-cut shapes work well and while you can paint these if you want (matt paint is best), you don’t have to. He also has ideas for creating your own wrapping paper and of course, your very own, unique cards. Watch Now+
And if you missed a few weeks ago, Craig showed us a brilliant, quick and unique project, that all the family can help with. – this lovely Christmas tree shape – created with his marbling paints, and using some of the paper that might otherwise be popped in to the bin! Watch Now+
Craig has some great ideas in his books, Introduction to Marbling 4 Fun and Crafting with Marbling 4 Fun and as his paints are non- toxic (try Craig’s Marbling 4 Fun starter kit) you could spend some lovely time with your families marbling over the Christmas holidays.
Zig Zag Table Runner with Anne Baxter
And with Christmas just around the corner, you still have time to make this very popular Zig Zag table runner. and very cleverly, Anne doesn’t use triangle. Instead to create the zig-zag pattern she has, with clever colour manipulation, created it from rectangular blocks, and simple strip piecing. A free pattern is available to Paid Subscribers. Watch Now+
Our visit into our Archives this month also has a Christmas flavour to it. Kelley Aldridge shows you how to wrap beads and you can use them on all sorts of embellishment projects. As you can see here – some lovely holly berries for decoration Watch Now+
If you are looking for other last minute Christmas decoration ideas, use the ‘Christmas’ Quick Links Learn More+
Our Book of the Month for December is 2018 Quilt Calendar by The Patchwork Place . This is a lovely calendar that comes with 12 fully instructional quilting projects – one for every month of the year. .There are a wide range of projects designs – including scrappy patchwork, simple embroidery, and primitive accents. As it’s our Book of the Month, it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in December More Info+
Our product of the month is selling like hot cakes – have you got yours yet? Why not treat yourself or a friend, to this gorgeous Multi-Bag Kit DIY kit by Vilene. It comes with free p&p in the UK for December PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info +
And if you’d prefer one that comes with the fabric as well, we have a version of the kit with Kaffe Fassett fabric – the fabric is similar to, but just as lovely as that shown More Info+
What’s coming up in the next 3 weeks
We’ve plenty to keep you entertained over the Christmas period – if you need to escape for a little quiet time and a cup of tea. If you want to see what’s live on the site today and the next few weeks, then watch our latest trailer of the new videos. Watch Now+
Don’t forget, we have new videos on justhands-on.tv every Friday and you can subscribe for full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
Have you entered out December’s giveaway for paid subscribers yet? This month we have 5 copies of Sewing World Magazine to give away. The magazine has lots of fabulous festive sewing for you including the wonderful 5 Baubles cushion project from our very own Anne Baxter (you can enjoy the workshop by clicking here as it is free to all members). There are 10 Festive projects and you can read about Contemporary Embroidery with Mr X Stitch and find out more about the work of machine embroiderer, Linda Miller, with a look behind the scenes at William Gee – an atmospheric haberdashery set in the heart of London’s East End. Altogether – a fab read!
To enter the giveaway just send an email entitled Baubles to email@example.com. The competition will close 31 December 2017.
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Happy sewing and a Merry Christmas from all the team at Justhands-on.tv
Valerie & Jennie
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This popular pattern has been created very cleverly by Anne without using triangles ! Watch Now+
Here we get the two girls embellishing their projects – with very different approaches but equally stunning results Watch Now+
This delightful little picture can be turned into wallhangings or a cushion for the festive season. Watch Now+
Learn more about this delightful quilt, designed by Anne, which we will be running as our new Block of the Month quilt in 2018. Watch Now+
Enjoy a couple of tips from Valerie about making this lovely quilt Watch Now+
This is a classic Icelandic-style sweater, traditionally known as a lopapeysa or lopi. Watch Now+
Jamie of Colouricious talks about using Shisha mirrors, which now come in more shapes than just round.Watch Now+
Part 1 of a very comprehensive workshop from these two ladies – one working by hand and the other with the help of the sewing machine.Watch Now+