Fiona Goble is a knitting enthusiast and author who likes to knit the small stuff. She started writing knitting patterns because she couldn’t find any she really liked. Her aunt taught her to knit when she was seven – and she has had a project on the go almost ever since. Watch Now+
This week Fiona shares with us her trio of delightful little Amigurumi pets that can be knitted (they are more usually found crocheted). She assures us that they are easy for beginners, as just simple knitting stitches are involved, together with standard yarn. There are also some free download patterns available with the video Watch Now+
..and talking of small projects, if you’d like to try some of Jennie Rayment’s small sewing projects, then why not try our Book of the Month – Fans and Fabrications It features ar great selection of projects full of fabric fun and pieceful play and is suitable for all levels of sewers. As it’s our Book of the Month it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in February 2019 More Info+
Carolyn Forster loves making quilts and quilts one block at a time and her quilts aren’t all traditional samplers either. If you love piecing but hate the thought of marking and stitching a full size quilt, then this version of quilt-as-you-go is for you. Watch Now+
Sashiko stitching is a very traditional stitch and is a form of Japanese quilting; . Lynette shares with us some history of this traditional stitch, which she just loves and shows us how to do it. Watch Now+
If you love hand stitching, Lynette is part of our April retreat with Nancy Adamek. Why not come along and learn new techniques – they will be teaching Shadow Applique and English Paper Piecing. There are still spaces left and here’s the details for your diary
Date: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April 2019
Location: Warbrook House Hotel (The Grange), Eversley, RG27 0PL
Are you looking for some new fresh fabrics for a special project, or ‘just because’? We have a beautiful new collection of fabrics in the shop this month from Maywood Studios from the Love Is.. range designed by Hannah Dale. SPECIAL OFFER: And Just for you, we have the Love Is.. Charm Pack with 42 x 5″ squaresas our Product of the Month for February. So, it comes with free P&P in the UK PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription Buy Now+
What’s coming up in February
Catch up with what’s new this month and watch our latest trailer Watch Now+
Don’t forget, we have new videos on justhands-on.tv every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber with full access from only £7 a
month. Learn More +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
Have you entered this month’s giveaway for paid subscribers for the Grabbit Bobbin Holder / Saver. It snuggly holds 66 metal or plastic regular home sewing bobbins in a red pliable plastic channels.
To enter, just send an email entitled BOBBIN SAVER to
The competition will close 28 February 2019.
Gill from Berkshire is the lucky winner of our 2018 competition in conjunction with the wonderful Janome to win a sewing machine. She was also lucky enough to get upgraded to the latest model MC9450QCP. Here’s Gill with her new friend just delivered. Keep an eye on the blog and we’ll have more photos and details once she has unpacked it.
Dates: 12 – 15 September 2019
With two full days at the show, this ECT Travel tour gives you plenty of time to explore the villages, attend some of the associated classes and conferences, and shop for the latest patchwork and quilting innovations.
The sashing joins the blocks and the quilt starts to come together.Watch Now+
Fiona is a knitter and author who likes to
knit the small stuff. Watch Now+
We continue to wander round and view works by this varied group of artists that was on show at the Weavers Gallery, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Watch Now+
Janet is a textile designer for Moda Fabrics. This is a collection of delightful 3D projects for those who like to sew and fiddle. Watch Now+
A useful present to a friend or to yourself – and Jennie gets Valerie Nesbitt to choose the design she likes best! Watch Now+
Four little blocks to make up the centre of your quilt; Valerie shows you a fast piecing method.. Watch Now+
This delightful design is simple to create to adorn a wide variety of projects. Watch Now+
This little patchwork project is a perfect size for a small rectangular cushion. Watch