Stash Crochet Bag with Gaynor White
Gaynor explains all the steps to make this beautiful bag. Beginning with continuous rounds in double crochet she demonstrates how to make a flat circle for the base. Followed by a simple linen stitch to grow the sides of your bag. Ending with basic handle which can be any length that works for you. This project uses up all your odds and ends and can be as big or small as your stash allows. Watch Now+
Book of the Month January 2023: Modern Views with 3 Yard Quilts by Fabric Cafe
Our Book of the Month for January is Modern Views with 3 Yard Quilts by Fabric Cafe. The quilts have been designed by Donna Robertson and the quilt top, border and binding can be made with 3 yards of fabric (so if you purchase 3m you will have a little bit more!) There are tips on making Half Square Rectangles & Half Square Triangles for a couple of the quilts. The quilt sizes are 42″ x 58 or 46″ x 58 for example but the book also includes instructions for enlarging all the quilts to twin & queen/king sizes.
This comes with free postage in the UK. Buy Now +
Knitted Family Throw Make Yarn Tassels with Daphne Morris
Now that the Family Throw is completed it is time to make the tassels. Daphne demonstrates a simple tassel using 6 strands of wool. The perfect finishing touch. Spaced evenly across the finished edge This simple tassel consists of a basic loop with strands of wool threaded through to form a knot. Watch Now+
Product of the Month January 2023: Batik Jelly Roll bundle Plus Sampler quilt pattern
Our Product of the Month for January is Batik Jelly Roll bundle Plus Sampler quilt pattern. This bundle offer of a 20 strip roll of batiks in blue and pink, to act as the feature fabrics, plus Thangles pattern
This is unique to Creative Quilting as the jelly roll strips have been cut from fabric on their shelves Buy Now +
Meet Gaynor White – Crochet Enthusiast
Gaynor White chats to Valerie Nesbitt about her love of crochet and yarn bombing her local town. An expert in combining stitches to make stunning blankets she talks through the various techniques she teaches. In 2012, Gaynor set up The Barkham Hookers crochet group, and you can see here many of their charity projects. Gaynor’s signature technique is for using up her yarn stash. Watch Now+
Join our retreat’s sewing corner
You are always welcome to join us in the sewing corner as a day or residential student on all our retreats if you don’t fancy booking on the class offered and you’d simply like a little sewing me time. You can finish your UFO’s or even start a new project without interruptions. The day student option is subject to availability. Please get in touch if you are interested.
Learn Goldwork techniques with Wendy Mansfield, at our retreat in Hampshire, in May 2023
Have a very special weekend of goldwork embroidery! You will acquire knowledge of goldwork techniques and metal thread handling and 6 to 7 different methods, such as handling pearl purl, spiral rope, wire check, and check thread, will be covered. Additionally, Wendy will demonstrate leather kid padding techniques. Book Now+
Use a Template to Create Snail’s Trails with Andy and Jo of Crafty-UK at our Patchwork & Quilting retreat in Surrey, in March 2023
This is the weekend retreat for you if you want to learn more about using acrylic templates to accurately cut out complex shapes and create sharp geometric patterns for your quilting projects. The cost of your retreat includes the Snail’s Trail Template. You can purchase and use Andy’s additional templates, which he will bring along, during the weekend. Book Now+
Houston & The International Quilt Festival 2023, with the option to travel on to San Antonio too!
Main tour: Tuesday 31st October – Wednesday 8th November 2023; San Antonio extension returns Saturday 11th November 2023
Fly from London Heathrow, or Manchester. Or meet us in Houston
For the winter months Janome UK will be sharing some fantastic hints and tips to get you started on your patchwork & quilting journey – there’ll be special offers, PRIZES and plenty of projects to use up your fabric scraps. Keep an eye on Janome UK page for all the details on how to get
It’s time to try some Cosy Winter Makes inspired by patchwork & quilting and don’t forget to tag #CosyWinterMakes in your projects!
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