Gelli Printing with Jamie Malden
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 justhands-on.tv retreats for 2018 – and we have something for everyone to enjoy, no matter what you like to do or your level of expertise
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 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+
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+
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 +
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+
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 justhands-on.tv every Friday and you can subscribe for full access from only £7 a month. Learn More +
The book that got Jamie Malden involved with Gelli-printing and why she thinks you will love it too. Watch Now+
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+
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+
From spikey hedgehogs to Christmas wreaths and other decorations these small 3D objects are fun to make. Watch Now+
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+
A great idea for protecting any device while you are on the move this summer. Watch Now+
This great tip helps you avoid wavy edges on your quilts. Watch Now+
Fast, accurate and best of all, no waste with this method. Valerie covers a variety of size options too.Watch Now+
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+
This interview was filmed at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show in Nov 2016 where Margaret was obviously an exhibitor. Watch Now+