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Gelli Printing

Gelli Printing with Jamie Malden

Last week, we chatted to Jamie Malden of Colouricious about how she became involved with Gelli-printing via Hilary Beattie and her book, The Gentle (ish) Art of Gelliping
Today, Jamie explains just what a Gelli plate is and how useful it can be. This strange piece of wobbly stuff is proving to be amazingly versatile for those who enjoy textile art and best of all it is reusable. Watch Now+



Scrap heart quilts

Scrap hearts quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Valerie has been busy with another scrap quilt for you This is a versatile little block that is created with simple strips and cornerstones and an asymmetrical heart applique in the centre of the block. Valerie has used scraps from her stash, but if you don’t have any scraps layer cakes and/or jelly rolls could also be used just as easily Watch Now+

**NEW** 2018 retreats

We’re very excited this week as we have news of the first two retreats for 2018 – and we have something for everyone to enjoy, no matter what you like to do or your level of expertise


Feb 2018 retreat

February 2018 – A Quilting Weekend with Angela Madden and Carolyn Forster

This is a fabulous getaway at the Aztec Hotel and Spa with 2 very talented tutors for you to choose from.  

On the first day with Angela, you’ll work with her very clever and versatile ‘Your Choice’ patterns. The next day in her ‘Surprising Silhouettes’ workshop, based on her brilliant book, you’ll learn how to cut out and make your own patterns.

Carolyn has a truly scrappy weekend planned for you, so you can raid your stash and use up your jelly rolls on both her modern Woven Rail’ quilt and  also her ‘Japanese Stars And Lanterns’ quilt Learn More+



March 18 retreat

March 2018 – A Sewing Weekend with Angela Daymond and Gail Penberthy

Or would you prefer a weekend of sewing fun in the beautiful surroundings of Cotswold Water Park with our experts –  Angela Daymond and Gail Penberthy

Angela will teach you how to make a Kantha stitched fabric journal in her weekend workshop. You’ll learn about many different variations of running stitches, and how to stitch into and make up pages for your journal.

On the first day with Gail she’ll be teaching you to make a most unusual table topper and then for the second day you can choose one of Gail’s own delightful folded felt patterns to work on.  Learn More+

Special Offers for July

Book of the Month

Christmas Patchwork

Our Book of the Month  for July is Christmas Patchwork loves Embroidery by Gail Pan. Her whimsical, cheerful embroidery style is incredibly easy to recreate, whether you are an experienced stitcher or not – and she explains it all. This is a delightful mixture of patchwork and stitchery with 17 merry designs  and comes with FREE p&p in the UK in July . More Info+

Product of the Month



Our new product of the month is a ‘house’ advent calendar panel by Stof – no home should be without one. This lovely Advent calendar comes pre-printed with rows of numbered pockets and instructions on how to make it up and finishes to approx 22" x 24". It comes with free p&p in the UK for July PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription.  More Info +



Hexagon Tree Decs

Christmas in July

Continuing our ‘Christmas in July’ theme this month, we decided to Throwback Thursday with some delightful twiddling and fiddling from Jennie Rayment as she make these simple hexagon decorations – after all you can never have too many Christmas decorations  Watch Now+


Table runner

And did you catch Valerie’s workshop on the Stof Table Runner. She made it in their Duo and MIni Duo fabric ranges; and Valerie shows you other options including a Christmas version. The pattern is available to everyone, but only paid subcribers will be able to access the extra useful advice from Valerie   Watch Now+



Giveaway for Paid Subscribers 

Have you entered this month’s giveaway for paid subscribers? We are giving away a trio of Christmas brooches from Mandy Shaw. There’s a gingerbread man, a polar bear and a reindeer in kit form ;  Great to wear, to give as a gift, to decorate your crackers, serviettes or use as a decoration.  Kit includes all you need to make all three. 

Just send an email entitled Brooches  to The competition will close 31 July 2017.





A Textile Treat in Wivenhoe, Essex

Out and about filming this week, Valerie and the crew made their way to Wivenhoe for the ‘Threads’ textile exhibition. As you can see from this picture they had a beautiful view from the window.  The exhibition was fantastic and we have a few pictures in Valerie’s blog post this week, The exhiition runs until this Sunday. Read More+

If you’re on Facebook, we also have a short video that was filmed live on the day for you to get a glimpse of what is coming soon to the site Watch Now+




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 every Friday and you can subscribe for full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +


Happy sewing 
Valerie & Jennie



New videos this month

The Gentle(ish) Art of Gelli Printing by Hilary Beattie

The Gentle(ish) Art of Gelli Printing by Hilary Beattie

The book that got Jamie Malden involved with Gelli-printing and why she thinks you will love it too. Watch Now+

Table Runner with Valerie Nesbitt

Table Runner with Valerie Nesbitt

This lovely table runner was designed by Stof fabrics and was made in their Duo and MIni Duo fabric ranges; and Valerie shows you other options. Watch Now+

Interview with Gillian Harris at the Fluff-a-torium

Interview with Gillian Harris at the Fluff-a-torium

Fabulous felt flowers are joined by slippers, bags, t-cosy’s, hats and a fabulous chandelier- just some of the fun you can have with fluff.. Watch Now+

Fun with Felt with Gail Penberthy

Fun with Felt with Gail Penberthy

From spikey hedgehogs to Christmas wreaths and other decorations these small 3D objects are fun to make. Watch Now+

How to use Stencils from Jamie Malden

How to use Stencils from Jamie Malden

In this workshop Jamie shows you how you can personalize any project by combining stencils and block printing (and then maybe some embroidery embellishment). Watch Now+

Device Cover from Jennie Rayment

Device Cover from Jennie Rayment

A great idea for protecting any device while you are on the move this summer. Watch Now+

Don't be a lopper from Jennie Rayment

Don’t be a lopper from Jennie Rayment

This great tip helps you avoid wavy edges on your quilts. Watch Now+

Fast Flying Geese, no waste with Valerie Nesbitt

Fast Flying Geese, no waste with Valerie Nesbitt

Fast, accurate and best of all, no waste with this method. Valerie covers a variety of size options too.Watch Now+

Flower Basket quilt with Valere Nesbitt

Flower Basket quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

This lovely block always needs to be set on point to enjoy it to the full and while Valerie has used Lewis & Irene fabrics the block is great when made up with scraps too. Watch Now+

Meet Margaret Lee from Fabric Affair

Meet Margaret Lee from Fabric Affair

This interview was filmed at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show in Nov 2016 where Margaret was obviously an exhibitor. Watch Now+