Meet textile artist Sallieann Harrison who shares with us her love of wool appliqué, particularly with the help of her sewing machine. We get to see some of her lovely work and we also meet her long-eared friend Luna Lupin who was created with the help of the sewing machine. Watch Now+
If you’d like to make your own Luna Lapin, she’s available in the shop. More Info+ There is also a floral dress kit and a coat kit if you’d like to dress her up.
Navajo Blanket Quilt – Seminole Band
We are up to part 5 of Anne Baxter’s Navajo Blanket quilt. Today, she’ll be showing us how to create the beautiful Seminole band , which is one of her favourite sections. Seminole is inspired by the Seminole tribe of Indians in North America using tiny pieces created in bands and Anne shows you how to recreate these strip sets. Watch Now+
Have you watched Anne Baxter’s workshop for a Zig Zag Table runner? Anne cleverly creates it using rectangular blocks, and simple strip piecing and without using triangles. One of our lovely quilters, Susanne, sent us in this picture of her gorgeous version of the table runner. Learn More+
If you’ve been working on a project, why not email us a picture and share your story with the rest of the community. Send your email to email@example.com and let us know how you got on.
If you want to be inspired, why not take a look at our Show and Tell area Lean More+
In our Throwback Thursday video this month Dawn Cameron Dick talks about her book – the Pocket Tutor – which she feels is an essential guide to Patchwork and Quilting. It is such a great reference book with sections on wadding, needles, threads, and machine and all in a handy tote-around size so that all the information can be with you all the time! Watch Now+
Have you taken a look at our Book of the Month for May – Sew Scandinavian by Nadja Knab-Leers,Stefanie Thomas and Heike Roland. This delightful book has 55 fabulous projects for the home with full size patterns. It’s packed full of fresh and inspiring ideas for every room – cosy slippers for the bedroom; pretty egg cosies, placements and napkins for the kitchen; lampshades and cushions for the living room; book cover; decorative mice; dolly & teddy – just some of the range of items you can make from the clear and step-by-step instructions in the book. Full size pattern pieces are supplied in a fold-out pattern sheet. As it’s our book of the month, it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in May 2018. More Info+
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 become a paid subscriber with full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
Our product of the month for May is this Handibag kit by Pinflair. This delightful little carrier holds four standard size threads and a place for needles – and will soon become a firm favourite in your sewing room. Great to make for yourself or indeed as a gift for your sewing buddy, and very little sewing required. The kit includes step-by-step instructions and all card has been die cut for precision assembly. Binding glue and fabric not included.
The kit comes with free p&p in the UK for May PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month’s giveaway for paid subscribers is this wonderful layercake bundle of 10" squares from Oakshott. There are 30 colours and would make a fantastic quick quilt.
To enter, just send an email entitled Oakshott Paintbrush to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition will close 31 May 2018
The plan to cover the tower of St Mary’s Church in Wotton-under-Edge with poppies has received a world-wide boost following our appeal. They’ve had poppies from all round the world. Read More+
Don’t forget we have made the full length workshop on “Knitting a Remembrance Poppy” by Rosee Woodland available for FREE. Watch Now+
You will also be able to download her pattern from the shop for a donation of 50p. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the Royal British Legion More Info+
This is a super way of neatening off the edges of your work. Watch Now+
This is a great way of introducing intentional holes in your work to create a lacey pattern effect.Watch Now+
Dawn talks about her book – the Pocket Tutor – which she feels is an essential guide to Patchwork and Quilting. This is part of our Throwback Thursday programme when we revist our archives. Watch Now+
A great 12inch block, unique to Jennie, who was challenged to create this for one of her students.Watch Now+
A knitter of many talents, Rosee has a particular love of the Scandi designs in her work. Watch Now+
Fast, easy and accurate – just what all patchworkers want to achieve and Valerie shows you how with the help of the sewing machine and rotary cutter.Watch Now+
Great for home dec projects as it produces a nice firm stitch.. Watch Now+
Another great short workshop from Sarah producing this longer crochet stitch. Watch Now+
This delightful little hat was designed by Sarah and the pattern is available as an instant download.. Watch Now+
This is part one of a short series where Sarah helps you if you are left handed and here she gets your working on the starter chain.Watch Now+
Sarah is a freelance knitting and crochet pattern designer with a love of using cables in her knitwear designs. Watch Now+
This is part 4 and Anne shares with you her way of creating these half-square triangle units with a continuous sewing technique.. Watch Now+