///15 September 2017

15 September 2017

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May 18

**NEW 2018 RETREAT** 

May 2018 – A Textile and Quilting Weekend in Windsor

We have another fabulous weekend retreat to announce this month – this time at the majestic Beaumont Estate in Royal Windsor,with the very talented tutors – Gail Lawther and Kathleen Laurel Sage.


May 18

Birds provide the soundtrack to our lives, and all the projects that Gail Lawther is offering on this retreat in her Beautiful Birds workshop, are inspired by our feathered friends: you’ll find garden birds and seabirds, pheasants and flamingos, doves and chickens, herons and puffins – and loads more besides. Whether you’re a complete beginner to patchwork or an accomplished stitcher, this is an excellent weekend for extending your skills and learning new ones, with  a wide variety of different techniques on offer for creating the projects, including – of course– Gail’s ‘signature’ Stained Glass Patchwork. Learn More+

May 18

Or why not come and layer, solder and stitch with Kathleen Laurel Sage. She will guide you through the techniques needed to create your own layered, soldered and stitched project, including some simple steps to design your own masterpiece. She will help you decide on a design, either drawn by you or from a selection of patterns and kits. If you have never used a soldering iron before, don’t worry you’ll soon be totally hooked with your head brimming full of  fantastic creative ideas. Learn More+



Book of the Month

If you’re thinking about coming to Gail Lawther’s retreat, why not try her  new book, which is our  Book of the Month for September. ‘Doodlebugs’ shows you how to use Gail’s quick and easy methods to create these cute dragonflies, butterflies, moths, beetles and bees. Created in fused applique Gail takes you through all the steps with clear diagrams and full size templates. It’s only £5 and comes with FREE p&p in the UK in September More Info+



Inktense pens

This week’s videos

This week Angela Daymond is working with Inktense pencils to create beautiful pictures and designs. Angela has some great hints and ideas for using  these pencils, which are also water soluble – you’ll see how much the colour changes when you add just a bit of water to it.  In this textile workshop you’ll learn how to blend colours, add iridescent effects and see how the effects can be used on different textile and textured mediums  Watch Now+


How to sew your feather wreath design


Meanwhile another Angela, Angela Madden, is using her Feathering tool  -a rather unique template for making wonderfully unique quilting designs. In this useful free tip for all members, she shows you the best way to stitch the feather wreath pattern which avoids double stitching the feathers and tying in the ends (don’t we  just love time saving tips from the experts). Watch Now+

And if you’re feeling creative, why not use your Inktense pens, from Angela Daymond’s workshop to colour in your designs!!


Ribbon Embroidery

Throwback Thursday

Our Throwback Thursday this month, from our Archives, is a ribbon embroidery workshop from Lorna Bateman. According to Lorna if you can do embroidery stitches,then you can work with silk ribbon and in this workshop she guides you through how to make the roses, the petals, rose buds and other lovely flowers which can then be used in your projects. Watch Now+


We have some lovely pincushion kits from Lorna in the Shop which are great for embroidery enthusiasts.If you want to make one yourself, or even give a kit to a friend (it makes a gorgeous present), just click on the link below (from L to R):
Counting Sheep   Holly, Mistletoe and Berries  
Roses and Wisteria Brights  Roses and Pearls  
Vintage Lace and Pearls   Crazy Patchwork Heirloom 


The Lap App

Product of the Month

Our new product of the month is the Lap App from Villavin Crafts. This small adjustable lap table provides a rest for hands making it ideal for appliqué and handwork.  This very versatile table is made of Natural Baltic Birch and Pine woods and features special Star Knobs making it easy to adjust. The base, measures 12″ x 8″ includes 3 spindles for thread storage and an extra strong magnet to prevent needles from getting lost.  It’s at a special Introductory price this month – you save £5 and get free p&p in the UK for September PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription   More Info +


Sept Trailer

What’s coming up in the next 2 weeks

If you want to see what’s live on the site today and next week, 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 our September’s giveaway for paid subscribers, for a Kantha Hare Clock Kit from Angela Daymond. This hand sewing kit uses kantha stitching to create a practical and beautiful clock. The kit contains a detailed hare clock pattern including numerals and background pattern as well as the clock mechanism, all fabric required, threads, one John James needle,  23cm/9 inch embroidery hoop

Just send an email entitled Hare Clock to justhandsontvcomp@gmail.com. The competition will close 30 September 2017.

If you’d like to learrn Kantha stitching under Angela’s guidance, why not join her at our sewing weekend next March More info+

Happy sewing 
Valerie & Jennie



New videos this month

Churn Dash Patchwork Block part 2 with Carolyn Forster

Churn Dash Patchwork Block part 2 with Carolyn Forster

Rosee has designed this jumper to suit everyone and to use up those scraps of leftover yarns that might otherwise hang about forever. Watch Now+

Choosing Yarn with Rosee Woodland

Choosing Yarn with Rosee Woodland

Rosee shares with you 5 great tips when selecting your yarn for a project Watch Now+

Meet Mary Gamester at the WCQ&Textile show 2016

Meet Mary Gamester at the WCQ&Textile show 2016

Mary loves to Transfer paint and here she shares with Fay some of her projects.Watch Now+

Facebook live with Faye and the Royal School of Needlework

Facebook live with Faye and the Royal School of Needlework

Again from the West Country Quilt & Textile Show 2016  Watch Now+

Stashbuster jumper from Rosee Woodland

Stashbuster jumper from Rosee Woodland

Rosee has designed this jumper to suit everyone and to use up those scraps of leftover yarns that might otherwise hang about forever. Watch Now+

Churn Dash Patchwork block Hand Pieced with Carolyn Forster

Churn Dash Patchwork block Hand Pieced with Carolyn Forster

Carolyn shows you how to cut and piece this block by hand, with straight line sewing and no papers. Watch Now+

Meet Annie Bielecka -Jones - textile artist

Meet Annie Bielecka -Jones – textile artist

Annie is well known for her textile landscapes, and she explains the inspiration for her work and shows us the variety of creativity that she enjoys. Watch Now+

How to Cast Off with Rosee Woodland

How to Cast Off with Rosee Woodland

This is the part 4 of our short series on beginners’ stitches in knitting.  Watch Now+



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