We’re checking in on you this week to see how you’re doing. Are you at home self isolating? Perhaps you have you settled into these new times at home or are you one of the marvellous key workers, who deserve all our respect, thanks and gratitude. Whatever way, we are all part of our amazing community. As you read this, join the team at justhands-on.tv and put your hand in the air and give the rest of us a virtual wave. Or if you know how, send us a waving selfie to email@example.com and we’ll post them up in the blog #youarenotalone.
We’re all here together. #stayhomesavelives
We’ve also created a private Facebook group that you can join. The Justhands-on.tv Community is a great place to come together with other like minded people. Share your latest project, swap hints & tips, find an idea for your next project, and make new friends with people who share your crafting passion. All you have to do is join the group Learn More+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Easter Bunny Applique Pattern
If you are looking for small projects to keep you busy, our Product of the Month for April is perfect for you.The Easter Bunny – Appliqué Pattern by Kjersti Smith is very cute and versatile pattern design which would be great in blocks for a quilt, on a cushion cover or front of a bag and is a great way to use up scraps. This is an original design and is an instant download, so you can start on it straight away.
includes fabric requirements, basic instructions as well as raw edge appliqué templates. All the drawings supplied are the correct size and have already been reversed for convenient tracing. If you want to, you can always enlarge or reduce the template as needed. As our Product of the Month for April 2020, we have this pattern at a special price for you Buy Now+
We also have other appliqué patterns in this series in the Shop, from Kjersti. They are all instant downloads so you can start them straight away. Why not make a rainbow and hang it in your window to promote positivity and a message of hope in these times, just like the children all around the world are doing with their pictures at the moment,.
There is also Cat Love, Bird Silhouettes, Butterflies and an Owl
Woven Ribbon Cards from The Stitch Witch
In this week’s video, The Stitch Witch has another great project to keep you busy. These woven cards are a really simple idea and one that would be great to share with the children. How about recycling all those little bits of ribbon that come as hangers on the inside of sweaters and maybe curling ribbon could also be used? Watch Now+
We have some ready made aperture card packs in the Shop to accompany the video, that are designed exclusively for the Stitch Witch. We have Ovals. rounds, hearts, trees, butterflies, flowers. There are 10 cards and envelopes in each pack of these cards. The cards are tri fold 6” x 4” when closed.
Why not make someone a simple card to say hello and send it to them or plan ahead for your Christmas cards? Buy Now+
We need something to look forward to at the moment. Valerie caught up filming with both Paula Doyle and Sallieann Harrison a while ago. Watch our new videos and see what each of them will be up to at our Recycling retreat weekend in Bucks later this year.
To watch Paula talk about her “Use Up, Reuse, Recycle” course Watch Now+
To Watch Sallieann chat about her Vintage Upcycling course Watch Now+
You can find more details on the retreat here Learn More+
eBooks – New to justhands-on.tv
justhands-on.tv and Vivebooks have collaborated to bring you an innovative series of 3 eBooks in a pdf format – – using the full workshop videos from justhands-on.tv and technology from Vivebooks.
Each eBook includes detailed instructions, workshop notes and patterns. All of which can be printed off from your home computer. What makes these eBooks special are the high resolution images and video/audio files embedded in the pages so that you can zoom in to see greater detail, or pause and replay key sections of the video.
You can get your eBook immediately via download, or you can purchase it as a CD so that you have a permanent physical item to keep on your bookshelf. All eBooks are accessible on PC and Mac operating systems, and on iPad and other tablets. Once purchased, it is yours to keep for ever.
Magic 4-Patch eBook OR Magic 4-Patch CD ROM
Take Nine eBook OR Take Nine CD ROM
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Hopscotch by Anne Baxter – EBOOK
Our Book of the Month for April is one of our new range of Ebooks – Hopscotch by Anne Baxter. You can create fast, fun, waste-free quilts with this video workshop – as an ebook! The written instructions with diagrams, can be printed out on your home printer and used as workshop notes. The video is embedded within the pdf, so it will play when you are offline. This product is an instant download so you can start straight away. In this book, Anne demonstrates how to make a couple of quilts she has created with this attractive Hopscotch design. It’s a simple block which
uses just 12 fat quarters . One version has a real country feel, with its fabrics in similar tones. The other quilt uses shirting fabrics with added sashing. Buy Now+
Curved Drunkards path with Dawn Cameron-Dick
Drunkard’s Path has never been so easy the Dawn Cameron Dick way! You can work a great number of designs with this simple patch. It’s not dissimilar to Log Cabin in that sense. You can make it in double quick time with Dawn’s clever idea of invisible machine applique . Workshop notes are available for paid subscribers Watch Now+
Wrist Pincushion with Jennie Rayment
Jennie shows us how to make this useful little project from a couple of pieces of felt. She suggests using your sewing machine to create a design on the top. This could be a great opportunity for you to try out some of those stitches and/or threads you have always wondered about. You could just as easily work this by hand with simple embroidery stitches – and therefore one for the younger generation too – maybe chain stitch and running stitch. Watch Now+
What’s coming up in April
Catch up with the April trailer. It gives you a taste of the great videos, classes and workshops we have for you this month from our great tutors: Anja Townrow, Carolyn Forster, Fiona
Goble, Jennie Rayment, Karen Nicol, Lynette Harris, Paula Doyle, Sallieann Harrison, Valerie Nesbitt 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 +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month we are giving away Sew Simple Hexi-flowers by Karin Hellaby to paid subscribers. Karin Hellaby brings the craft of English Paper Piecing into the 21st Century with some superb new techniques. As always Karin has simple, easy to follow instructions with clear helpful diagrams to help you quickly and easily produce your own hexi-flower quilts. A delight for anyone who enjoys English Paper Piecing, or hand sewing.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled HEXI FLOWERS to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition will close 30 April 2020.
This delightful little wrist pincushion is a great idea from Jennie Rayment that gets to use some of those lovely stitches your machine will do (but you could do hand embroidery too!) Watch Now+
Drunkard’s Path has never been so easy! Watch Now+
This modern block uses 2.5inch (jelly roll) strips and Valerie Nesbitt shows you how easy it is to make.. Watch Now+
You can then turn these beaded buttons into useful brooches for yourself and/or your friends – who wouldn’t love one? Watch Now+
Sue Rhodes shares with us her personal interpretation of splitting the dresden plate petal and sewing it by hand with the English Paper Piecing method. Watch Now+
Pauline Verrinder shows us how to create 3D shapes from cleaning scrim and thread with the help of her sewing machine or you can do this by hand. Watch Now+
This delightful Lily block is twiddled and fiddled as only Jennie Rayment knows how Watch Now+
An Introduction to Stumpwork Embroidery : this is the final part of the 3-part workshop with Kelley Aldridge Watch Now+