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Beginners Goldwork - applying purl wires and chippings


Goldwork with Kathleen Laurel Sage

This comprehensive workshop is the final part of Kathleen’s fantastic goldwork series and here she shows you how to apply purl wires and chippings to your work. The series is supported with some great kits which are very popular in our Shop – so why not have a browse through our Kits section and  you can make a start yourself or give to a friend this Christmas to have a go Watch Now+


Festive Bunting with Mandy Shaw

Throwback Thursday

Mandy Shaw’s Festive bunting workshop shows you a great way to decorate your home at the last inute – the bunting though can be customised for any celebration or occasion. And if you want an alternative to sewing – why not try Timtex with an iron-on glue such as Heat n Bond and then pink the edges – done in no time! Watch Now+


Christmas ideas

Last Minute Makes

If you think you have time to make things; how about the 3 Pocket Wallhanging or YO YO Santa – and Valerie even makes these into  YO YO garlands – they are great project for all ages too.
The Folded Christmas Tree decoration  was a great hit in the Christmassy workshop we ran last October at the retreat  and finally Gingerbread men from Kate Percival, is a delightful workshop that  might get you coveting the cracker decorations!


Kaffe fabric

Looking ahead

After all the hard work of Christmas we thought you should put your feet up for a few moments and enjoy a wander round the Kaffe Fassett Exhibition at the Welsh Quilt Centre organised a few years ago. The lovely Jen Jones will guide you through these exquisite quilts. Inspired by the quilts you will want to know that bundles of Fat 1’4 are available through the shop and there is his book entitled: Kaffe Fassett’s Brilliant Patchwork Cushions;  This contains over 20 projects which are simple to make and of course showcase his stunning fabrics. 

Dec part 2 2016 trailer

if you just want to put your feet up over Christmas then we hope that the Facebook live broadcasts from our time at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show back in November  will amuse and interest you as you grab a couple of minutes with your favourite brew (or tipple!) If you want to see what else is coming up in the next few weeks, then watch our latest trailer of the new videos   Watch Now+

Don’t forget, we have new videos on every Friday and you can subscribe for full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +


Mystery Quilt

New Year Mystery Quilt

Something a quilter will understand is that ‘playing’ with fabric is very distressful so if you get a small moment after the hustle and bustle of this festive season,  we suggest  ‘having a rummage’ through your shelves to get ready for the Sylvia Critcher’s Mystery quilt that will be starting in January.Watch Now+



New Year, New Diary

Are you’re like us, – we love to fill our new diaries with exciting trips and inspiring visits for the upcoming year. Once you have your new diaries, why not pop to our Events pages and see what’s coming up in 2017. You’ll find details of retreats, getaways, workshops and other events and shows happening in your area – and if you check after Christmas you’ll find details of a new retreat in Malta with Valerie and Jennie   Read More+

If you want your event listed for free on our website, just contact us with details and pictures if you have some, and we’ll pop it on the site for you Contact Us+ 


The Fenland Book of Kantha Projectx

Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month for December is Angela Daymond’s second book  – The Fenland Book of Kantha Projects and is a must have for all those of you who loved Angela’s first book on Kantha Stitching,  is a mixture of projects for you to complete using this traditional form of hand stitching using running stitches to create images, pattern and texture.   It is relaxing and therapeutic and requires little in the way of resources and can be highly addictive. It comes with FREE p&p in the UK for December 2016. Read More +



Giveaway for Subscribed Members

This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is this Blue Mini Tuffet Pin Cushion Kit from lady Sew and Sew. The fabrics in the kit will be similar to those shown in the picture and produce just as gorgeous an effect. Finished size approx 4" diameter x 2" high.

Just send an email entitled Mini Tuffet Pincushion to The competition  will close 31 December 2016


Gift Pack

Last minute presents

If you’re very late in buying your presents – don’t worry you can buy a last minute subscription online from our Shop. They come as a  1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 1 year subscription and there is a gift pack option too (which comes with FREE p&p in the UK for December 2016)

The Membership fairy can work her magic and email you a letter to print out to welcome the recipient to our site and you can give it to them on Christmas morning. If you order the Gift pack then the goodies will wing their way later with the help of Royal Mail! Learn More+



Happy Sewing and a Merry Christmas.
Valerie, Jennie and the Team 2016 GIFT PACK


Gift Pack


Bumper Gift Pack with Subscription


This year our bumper gift pack comes packed full of patchwork and quilting goodies and  either a 1 month or 1 year subscription Learn More+



New videos this month

Hunters Star with Jennie Rayment

Hunters Star with Jennie Rayment

This traditional pattern is easier to create than it looks with simple rotary cutting. Watch Now+

West Country Quilt and Textile Show interview with Angela Daymond

West Country Quilt and Textile Show interview with Angela Daymond

Angela tells us about her love of natural dyeing and the traditional embroidery stitch called ‘Kantha’. Watch Now+

Festive bunting with Mandy Shaw

Festive bunting with Mandy Shaw

Bunting is all the rage and while this workshop shows Christmas you could make the bunting for any festive occasion.Watch Now+

Make Felt Holly Leaves and Berries with Gillian Harris

Make Felt Holly Leaves and Berries with Gillian Harris

Gillian also talks you through needlefelting as well as how to make wet felt berries – so three workshops in one! Watch Now+

Mystery Quilt designed by Sylvia Critcher

Mystery Quilt designed by Sylvia Critcher

Sylvia has designed a quilt that can be created from your stash and made by hand or machine . Watch Now+

Using the EZ Quilting Long Hexagon Shape with Jennie Rayment

Using the EZ Quilting Long Hexagon Shape with Jennie Rayment

This stretched hexagon shape can be used instead of the regular hexagon shape and creates interesting variations to traditional patterns. Watch Now+

Flag sewing your binding strips with Valerie Nesbitt

Flag sewing your binding strips with Valerie Nesbitt

Save time and thread with this little tip of Valerie’s. Watch Now+

Making wet felt with Gillian Harris

Making wet felt with Gillian Harris

Gillian is the Queen of Felting and is the author of several definitive books on the subject. Watch Now+

Jennie Rayment's new Book - Sew Pieces

Jennie Rayment’s new Book – Sew Pieces

This is the one with the purple cover! Jennie shows Valerie a variety of the projects that are included in this latest of Jennie’s books. Watch Now+