If you don’t have your poppy yet, how about knitting one for yourself and your friends. In her workshop Rosee Woodland guides you through her pattern which is made up of small leaves, large leaves and a centre. She shows you how to increase to make the petal shape and gives you tips on how to sew the whole thing together, and a full pattern download is available for paid subscribers. Watch Now+
Log Cabin Cushion from Lewis and Irene
Today we have a new workshop from Valerie using a lovely range of fabrics from Lewis and Irene called Santa’s Small Things. Valerie will show you how to create a simple log cabin block and four of the blocks are perfect to make a cushion. There is also a free downloadable patterns to make a quilt – just in time for Christmas. Watch Now+
Our product of the month is this gorgeous Multi-Bag Kit DIY kit by Vilene. We love it because not only are the pieces pre-cut, but you iron your fabric into place – so very little sewing. It’s a great small project and will make a very handy crafter’s bag for you – it even turns into an ironing pad too!! Or why not make some for your friends as Christmas pressies. It comes with free p&p in the UK for November PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info +
And today, Valerie has some tips on how to pop it all together Watch Now+.
Are you looking for a new project to keep you busy? This is the Stripes Galore Quilt Kit designed by Kaffe Fassett, from his book Sew Artisan . What is great about this stunning quilt is that it’s easy to make in this vivacious stripey fabric from the Artisan fabric range. The quilt finishes to approx 71"x 83" and is created with large borders around a medallion centrepiece, all of which use the stunning stripey fabrics to great effect. The kit comes complete with a booklet containing the pattern and instructions for cutting and sewing this quilt.. It’s suitable for all sewers – including beginners. More Info+
Our Book of the Month for November is Red + White Christmas from Mandy Shaw. It has 10 seasonal red and white sewing projects that will inspire you to pick up your needle and thread. The projects range from quick but effective tree decorations, to a stunning quilt, all in Mandy’s trademark Red & White. With over 25 patterns and motifs all at full size the techniques include Mandy’s beloved redwork as well as more traditional patchwork and quilting. As Mandy says.. it’s never too early to start stitching for Christmas. As it’s our Book of the Month, it comes with FREE p&p in the UK in November More Info+
You may have seen Oakshott fabrics as you’ve browsed our Shop, Oakshott is a family-run business which has been supplying quilters and textile artists the world over since 2003. They are renowned for the high quality of its fabrics and the sumptuousness of its colour ranges.
For two days only next month – 9 and 10 December 2017 – their warehouse will be opened to the public and transformed into a Pop Up Shop brimming with tantalising displays of their signature ‘shot’ cottons. How can you resist ? Learn More+
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 +
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
November’s giveaway for paid subscribers is a Pink Leaf Clasp brooch kit designed by Kathleen Laurel Sage. This lovely layered machine embroidery kit creates a gorgeous pink brooch. The kit contains full instructions and pattern to trace; clasp; water soluble film, seed beads and sequins and organza of the appropriate colour to layer. Just send an email entitled Pink Brooch Kit to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition will close 30 November 2017.
And if you weren’t lucky enough to win last month’s giveaway of the 5 x Fat 1/4′ metres bundle from the ‘Into the Woods’ range of fabrics from Makower Fabrics, you’ll find this beautifully coordinated bundle is now available in the Shop Learn More+
Remember our heros with pride with our own knitted poppy. Watch Now+
Craig show you how easy it is to to marble on a wide variety of surfaces, and textilesWatch Now+
This is a very comprehensive workshop which includes bias binding, straight binding,double binding, mitred corners, and an introduction to Paula’s binding necklace.Watch Now+
Marbling is a quick and fun way to turn every-day objects into unique works of art – so meet the man behind all the fun.Watch Now+
In this workshop there is not an English Paper Piece in sight – Carolyn sews all the scrappy hexagons with a simple running stitch. Watch Now+
Another of the basic knitting stitches to add to your skill – this time it neatens off the edges.Watch Now+
One of the talented group of textile ladies living in Wivenhoe, Janet talks to us about her quilts and the Power Circles she made.Watch Now+
This is a delightful two-block quilt for which there are instant downloadable instructions. Watch Now+