Beginner Patchwork Sampler quilt series with Sallieann Harrison – Promo film
This summer we are very excited to be offering a brand new beginners patchwork quilt series with Sallieann Harrison. She will be taking us through step by step how to make a stunning sampler quilt. In this video she introduces the quilt to you and the full workshop episodes will be available from August onwards.
During the series of workshops you will learn how to rotary cut safely; machine piece accurately with 1/4″ seam allowance; press (rather than iron) your work; be introduced to the fused applique form of patchwork; add sashing and borders; layer quilt and finally bind using a double fold machine binding technique. Watch Now+
Sallieann designed this beautiful quilt herself and remade it for us using the Forest Fruits fat 8ths colour pack from Oakshott Fabrics. This fabric is available in the Shop, along with 7 other colourways, that the quilt would look equally stunning in. Learn More+
We also have an upgrade pack of background fabric and sashing, also from Oakshott Fabrics Learn More+
If you are going to Festival of Quilts at the end of this month, pop along to Oakshott’s stand – G83 – where you can buy the fabrics as well.
Whitework eyelet embroidery technique with Kate Barlow
Kate Barlow shares with us this element of whitework which creates a hole without cutting any of the threads, so remains very strong. These eyelet designs were often used on garments where both sides of the work would be seen. Kate shares with you a great way to start and stop without leaving any knots or unsightly threads on view. Watch Now+
Kate also has a beautiful kit available to accompany this workshop. Learn More+
For July, we have two delightful cutwork kits from Kathleen Laurel as our Product of the Month., that come complete and ready for you to create your own lovely panel. There is a Daisies and Blue Cornflower kit or a Pink Rose Kit. We will also have a video workshop later in the month where Kathleen shows you how to create cutwork using your sewing machine skills .
The kit contains full instructions, the pattern to trace, a selection of organza fabrics in the colourway shown, Romeo dissolvable fabric and a few seed beds to use for the embellishment. So, this means that you can make a start straight away. Approx. size 9”x9” when
As our Product of the Month it comes with free shipping in the UK for the month of July 2021
Buy Now Daisies and Blue Cornflower Machine Embroidery Kit+
Buy Now Pink Rose Machine Embroidery Kit from Kathleen Laurel Sage+
Liberty Emporium chain quilt with Valerie Nesbitt
This chain quilt has been designed by Valerie Nesbitt to use pre-cuts but would work just as well cut from your stash .
This quilt was designed to use 5″ squares cut from a 10″ layer cake. This gave enough fabric over to be used in the scrappy border. At the end of the film Valerie shows you two other variations of the same pattern. Watch Now+
Lone Star Diamond English Paper Piecing workshop with Nancy Adamek
Nancy shows you how to create this lovely star quilt using diamond papers; the 6 pointed star uses 60 degree papers and of course if you wanted to have an 8 pointed star then you would need 45 degree papers – but the method of sewing the colours into strips would remain the same. Nancy also talks about adding in the setting squares and triangles, Watch Now+
The pattern comes complete with papers for you to purchase in the shop Buy Now+
Update from our June 2021 Embroidery Weekend
On the hottest weekend so far this year, 8 ladies arrived at the Hogs Back Hotel, Farnham. Everyone was so engrossed in their work over the weekend that most didn’t even stop for coffee breaks! After dinner on Saturday, the majority of the ladies returned to the sewing room as they were so eager to continue their work. See some of their lovely creations in our Blog. Read More+
Remember, on all our weekends, if you don’t fancy booking a class you are
always welcome to join us in the sewing corner as a day or residential student. This is subject to availability. You can finish your UFO’s or even start a new project without interruptions. Book Now+
Dye One Knit One is an informative ‘How To’ book and also a wonderful resource for every knitter who might be thinking about dyeing their own yarn.
Helen and Linda’s new book shows you how to dye your own yarn. It also gives plenty of ideas with patterns for innovative things to make. Including a knitted clock – yes really!
Easy to follow instructions teach you step-by-step.
Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and drawings.
As our Book of the Month, this book is at a special price of £10 for the month of July 2021 (normally £14.95). Buy Now+
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month’s giveaway for Paid Subscribers is Lesser Spotted White Butterfly Trapunto kit by Sylvia Critcher. This is a small corded and stuffed kit that makes up into a 6″ block. Sylvia combines several quilting techniques to make this simple, but delightful and effective block. She uses Italian corded work, Trapunto stuffed work, French cording and English quilting techniques. As a kit it comes complete with calico, fabric, butter muslin wadding and stuffing wool. (needle and thread not included). To enter the competition just send an email entitled BUTTERFLY to email@example.com The competition closes 31st July 2021.
*** LAST CALL – Booking Closes 12 July 2021 ***
A Quilting Weekend in Hampshire, August 2021
A Jellytastic weekend
with Sarah Soward and Pauline Bolt
7 – 8 August 2021
Langstone Quays Resort, Hayling Island, Hampshire
Nancy shows you how to create a diamond star with English Paper Piecing. Watch Now+
This chain quilt has been designed by Valerie Nesbitt to use pre-cuts but would work just as well cut from your stash. Watch Now+
Valerie Nesbitt shows you this quick and easy way to use up a wide variety of scraps where anything and everything works. Watch Now+
Jane Czaja takes you through the final stages of how to join the crochet hexagons and adding the finishing touch to the outside. Watch Now+
Niamh Wimperis shows how to create the herringbone embroidery stitch which is often used in embroidery to represent leaves. Watch Now+
A great way to create and recycle at the same time. Watch Now+
…or a cover for anything else that you feel you would like to do. Watch Now+
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+