Crochet edging for a hexagon blanket with Jane Czaja

Over the last few weeks, Jane has shown you how to make plain, flower and star hexagons. Once you have sewn your various shapes together, you need to tackle the outside edge and in this workshop Jane shows you how to do this. She starts with a 2 chain into which she works trebles;  she shows you how to pivot both at the point of the hexagon shape and also once you get down into the valley. Watch Now+

Scrap Braid Quilts with Valerie Nesbitt

Scrap braid quilts are so very versatile. Valerie Nesbitt shows you this quick and easy way to use up a wide variety of scraps where anything and everything works. The scraps may be colour co-ordinated leftovers from another project OR just a wide variety of colours from your stash. Anything goes!  This is also a great charity quilt and a great way to have a group put a quilt together. Watch Now+ 

Kaffe Fassett Extravaganza

Kaffe Fassett in the Studio book PLUS
Fat 1/4 Fabric Bundle and FREE UK P&P

We have a unique bundle of goodies for you this June from Lady Sew and Sew.  You will receive the new Kaffe Fassett book: Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colourist PLUS a fat quarter bundle, available in blue or red, of 5 fabrics selected from the Kaffe Kassett fabrics range. It also comes with Free P&P in the UK for June 2021. (This bundle is
only available to UK shipping addresses).

As the title suggests, the book, with 224 colour photographs, gives an inside look at Kaffe Fassett’s World. It takes readers into his home and inspirational world, showcasing his personal studio where he creates his spectacular art. In addition to looking at Fassett’s past designs, the book features new patterns in the areas of quilting, knitting, and needlework. This latest book features new photography, along with never before seen images from his archive, making this a must-have among fans.

This is a Kaffe Fassett Collectors dream! and at such a special price for you, including free

Buy Now with Blue Fabric Bundle+
Buy Now with Red Fabric Bundle+

Making coil pots and baskets with Helen Deighan

This is a great way to create and recycle at the same time. Helen shares with us her passion for making coil pots, which is a truly great way to recycle fabrics – we all have fabrics where we just love the colour but wonder why we ever bought it!! Watch Now+

If you enjoy the workshop, Helen’s book Textile Coil Pots and Baskets is available in the Shop. Buy Now+

If you’d like to make your own pots we also have cording available:
Coil Pot Cording for Textile Pots- Rigid Buy Now+
Coil Pot Cording for Baskets – Soft Buy Now+

Herringbone Stitch Embroidery Workshop with Niamh Wimperis

Niamh Wimperis shows how to create the herringbone embroidery stitch which is often used in embroidery to represent leaves. This stitch is created in a sort of zig-zag fashion and Niamh says it is one that doesn’t look like much, until you get going with it. Watch Now+

How to use an embroidery hoop correctly – with Niamh Wimperis

In this technique video, Niamh Wimperis explains why the embroidery fabric needs to be taut like a drum when it’s in the hoop. Niamh also explains why she likes to use two layers of fabric in the hoop, as it avoid puckering when doing the stitching and also allows for less ‘peak through’ when moving your embroidery threads from one section of the embroidery to another. Watch Now+

New in the Shop

We’ve some lovely new patterns and kits in the Shop this week to keep you busy from your favourite designers and suppliers. Gail Penberthy has 2 of the cutest cushions – a dog and a cat. Staying with the animal theme, Kate Findlay has an beautiful panel of barn owls ready for your applique projects or a new hare and a new owl kit. We have a beret from Daphne Morris that is available in Jewel or Pastel colourways – just pick your colour choice before adding to the basket. There are patterns from Mandy Shaw, Angela Madden and Lina Patchwork, new embroidery kits from Lorna Bateman and new vintage miniature quilt kits from Julia Gahagan.  And after the ever so popular Kaffe Fassett Digger Dachshund Kit we now have the matching Kaffe Patch the Pussy Cat Kit. Happy crafting!   Learn More+

What’s coming up in June

So much to catch up with this month on the site – have you checked out this month’s trailer to see what you are missing?. Featured tutors this month include:  Daphne MorrisHelen DeighanJane CzajaJennie RaymentNiamh WimperisValerie Nesbitt

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Don’t forget, we have new videos on every Friday and you can become a paid subscriber with full access from only £5 a month. Learn More


Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 

Paid Subscribers don’t forget to enter this month’s giveaway for a Knitting Stitch Marker Set by Charmed Knitting from Craft Queen. It is a themed set of 5 knitting stitch markers on a 7cm silver tone pin with five 10mm slip-on attachments. The slip-on style attachments are suitable for 4 to 8 gauge needles and for all yarns, particularly double knit (DK) or Aran. Presented on 7cm pin. All items are metal alloys. The charms can also be used in craft projects. For example as a decorative clip on to a bag, on a bracelet or phone, or as jewellery. To enter the competition just send an email entitled STITCH MARKER  to  The competition closes 30th June 2021.

Happy sewing and stay safe


***  LAST CALL – Booking Closes 28 June 2021  ***

A Quilting Weekend in Buckinghamshire, July 2021

‘On the Wing’ Quilt with Janet Clare

July 2021

Denham Grove Hotel, Denham, Bucks


New videos this month

Herringbone Stitch Embroidery Workshop with Niamh Wimperis

Niamh Wimperis shows how to create the herringbone embroidery stitch which is often used in embroidery to represent leaves. Watch Now+

Making coil pots and baskets with Helen Deighan

A great way to create and recycle at the same time. Watch Now+

How to make a Sewing Machine Cover with Jennie Rayment

…or a cover for anything else that you feel you would like to do. Watch Now+

Meet Daphne Morris – a passionate knitter

Meet Daphne Morris who has been a passionate knitter now for over 60 years and hear the tales she has to tell about her work (much of which she designs herself). Watch Now+

How to knit the Mock cable stitch with Daphne Morris

This is a quick and easy way to create texture working over two stitches and with no need for an additional cable needle. Watch Now+

Star Crochet Hexagons : Hexagon Crochet series Part 3 with Jane Czaja

Jane Czaja takes you through the various stages to create this delightful star hexagon, which will work beautifully with the other two designs. Watch Now+

Geometry quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Valerie Nesbitt shares this  simple quilt  that uses  pre-cut squares and is great for beginners as you don’t have to worry about the seam allowance. Watch Now+

Miniature Shadow Applique Quilt Kits with Julia Gahagan

Shadow Applique allows you to create pictures simply and easily with the tiniest pieces of fabric and Julia Gahagan has a range of wonderful miniature quilt kits that she shares with you. Watch Now+