How to Knit with Rosee Woodland
We are very excited to have a new series for you on Knitting with our expert Rosee Woodland. Over the next few weeks she will be covering all the knitting basics for you. in a series of short videos on ‘How to Knit’
The first in the series last week shows you how to Cast On. Watch Now+
This week Rosee is teaching you how to do the knit stitch Watch Now+
Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for the rest of this series and do send us your pictures of how you’re getting on.
Knitting has undergone a complete transformation in recent years and is now enjoyed by new generations of crafters. Whether young or old, people are picking up their needles and learning to knit. You may even have seen on our Facebook site pictures of #yarnbombing where knitters have taken to covering everything from lampposts to bridges – you never know this could be you too soon….
“Open sewing” workshop
14-15 October 2017
We’ve added an ‘open sewing’ format workshop with Valerie Nesbitt to our Textile and Quilting retreat at the Aztec hotel in Bristol on 14-15 October 2017.
This is along the lines of ‘Bring your own’ project – maybe one that you’ve got stuck with and have been wanting to finish for ages. Or maybe you could work on a new project. A couple of suggestions from Valerie’s own class list that have proved very popular would be the Crazy Patchwork (quick quilt in a weekend) or the slightly bigger project of the Rosebud Fayre Asymmetrical Sampler quilt. Either way, she’ll be on hand to help and advise you. Learn More+
Show and Tell
….and on the subject of Crazy Patchwork, Margaret recently sent in this picture of her stack and slash quilt. Take a read in our Show and Tell section as she made it slightly differently to Valerie and sent us a tip regarding the materials she used, Learn More+
Special Offers for August
Our new product of the month is the Clearly Perfect Angles Sewing Tool. It’s perfect for sewing across a square and customizable to any sewing set-up. You ‘ll never draw another line! And all without paper, pencils, or pins saving you time and money! Perfect for all those stitch n flip blocks. It comes with free p&p in the UK for August PLUS entry into a draw for 1 months FREE subscription. More Info +
Our Book of the Month for August is City Blocks by Nancy Rink. A variety of 10 quilt designs with both modern and traditional appeal. From quick piecing and simple blocks to simple applique and strong graphic designs, this is a collection of striking quilt designs. Each design is shown in a lifestyle photograph and an assembly diagram, accompanied by a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions comes with FREE p&p in the UK in August. More Info+
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
August’s giveaway for paid subscribers is this amazing Outlander panel from Lady Sew and Sew, who are the exclusive UK stockists. This range of fabrics is based on the exceptionally popular TV series of the same name.
Just send an email entitled Outlander to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition will close 31 August 2017.
The panel is also available through our Shop and supporting fabrics are available directly from Lady Sew and Sew. Learn More+
Festival of Quilts
It’s Festival of Quilts next weekend (10-13th August 2017) and many of our contributors will be there – keep an eye out for Jennie(Stand QIA1), Angela Madden (QIA2), Angela Daymond (QIA19) and Lady Sew and Sew (F11 and E9), to mention just a few. For a full exhibitor list you can just click here:
And keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages as we’ll be sharing some of the images from the show.
This is the first part in a beginners series on Knitting from our expert.. Watch Now+
Jamie shows us just how easy it is to create wonderful fabrics by blockprinting onto the gelli-printed fabric background for a unique effect.. Watch Now+
Jamie from Colouricious explains just what a Gelli plate is and just how useful it can be to create wonderful backgrounds and unique fabric. Watch Now+
Another of Valerie’s scrap quilts, but this could also use a layer cake and/or jelly roll 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+
The book that got Jamie Malden involved with Gelli-printing and why she thinks you will love it too. 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+