A Redwork Embroidery Show and Tell with Gail Penberthy
Redwork embroidery is an embroidery backstitch, so it’s very simple to do. Today, Gail shares with you a wide range of ideas which can be worked in the traditional red, but you could also be a rebel and work them in coloured threads too. Gail also suggests making the patterns in fused applique. Watch Now+
We have a selection of Gail’s redwork patterns in the Shop. Learn More+
Dog Rose Trapunto pincushion from Sylvia Critcher
Sylvia talks us through all the stages of making this charming little pincushion using corded and stuffed patchwork and these steps apply to all her patterns and projects. She talks through the materials she likes to use, including threads. In this very comprehensive workshop Sylvia shows you how to mark your design on to the calico; use simple running stitches to create the channels; stuff the channels and shapes to create the trapunto and corded Italian designs. Watch Now+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH:
Dog Rose Pin cushion kit from Sylvia Critcher
If you enjoyed Sylvia’s workshop, then you can purchase the kit in the Shop. We have made it our December Product of the Month. You can complete this design as a pincushion project, but it could also be made into something larger. As our Product of the Month it comes with free P&P in the UK for the month of December. Buy Now+
This project features in Sylvia’s book Raised Quilt & Stitch which has 10 projects of various sizes together with full size templates, from quilts to pillow and bags to pincushions, with step-by-step instructions. The book is available in our Shop – click here
Christmas panel tablemats with Valerie Nesbitt
Valerie has been looking at different ways to create table mats. In this workshop you start off with the small pre-printed panels as a focus and then add half-square triangle units. She makes them easily with her favourite method of Thangles. This means the seam allowance is really accurate. She also shows you how not to worry about the funny size of the panel. Valerie suggests that you could make individual mats, join them together to form a runner, or make a quilt – pre-printed panels are not just for Christmas! Watch Now+
Stitch and Flip Table Mats with Valerie Nesbitt
This technique is also know as Quilt-as-you-go, and Valerie gives you a few ideas of simple small projects to make as well as tips on what you should think about through your work. Quilt-as-you-go is a sort of sewing by numbers, through all the layers of your project. This means you can be finished in double-quick time. There are commercially printed projects that you can purchase however, this technique is really easy for you to develop yourself and lends itself to you being able to finish things quickly. Watch Now+
We have some preprinted wadding in our Shop:
We have added some lovely new Kantha kits from Angela Daymond this week – Swallows and Seahorse. These would make great projects to start the new year with. Learn More+
If you’re looking for something to do over the Christmas break, whilst the shops are closed, don’t forget that we have a wide range of Instant download patterns. This means all you have to do is place your order and when you’ve paid you’ll be sent confirmation and a link to click on. Then you just download and print out
your pattern. This means you can start straight away There are some interesting new patterns in the Shop this week from Sallieann Harrison and Jane Czaja Browse Now+
Chicken Doorstop or Pincushion from Jennie Rayment
Jennie Rayment shows you how to make this Chicken doorstop or pincushion from your scrap fabrics pieces. It’s based on the simple log cabin design. If your strips were bigger the chicken would be a brilliant doorstop Watch Now+
BOOK OF THE MONTH:
Quick and Easy Knits: 100 little knitting projects to make by Search Press Studio
Our December Book of the Month brings together 100 of the best knitting projects from the best-selling Twenty to Make series. With contributions from top knitting designers and best-selling authors, these fun designs are quick and easy to make. They include stylish hats, headbands, wrist warmers and scarves, cute baby booties, flowers, fruit, mug hugs, phone socks, teddies and festive decorations.
You’ll discover a treasure trove of ideas within this book that you simply won’t be able to resist knitting.
As it’s our Book of the Month it also comes with FREE P&P in the UK during December. Buy Now+
What’s coming up in December
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month’s giveaway is the fantastically versatile Jelly Jazz pattern by Monkey Buttons that uses a jelly roll (or your own series of 2.5 strips). So if you are a Paid subscriber, don’t forget to drop us your email entry
The quilt size is approx. 60″ x 44″ and uses a 40 strip jelly roll plus a fabric for the inner border. Simple to construct units make this a very adaptable little pattern and you will be very pleased with the finished results whatever you use.
To enter the competition just send an email entitled
JELLY JAZZ to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for the competition is 31 December 2020.
Happy sewing and a Merry Christmas from all the team at Justhands-on.tv
PS: Note than any orders placed after the 18th cannot be guaranteed for delivery before Christmas due to delays in the postal service and Christmas closing times.
This is a delightful little pincushion project using the corded and stuffed patchwork designed by Sylvia Crither and simple to make. Watch Now+
This is a really easy little project to make using pre-printed panels to create table mats or runners. Watch
This delightful little wallhanging is made with fused applique and is quick to make. Watch Now+
This circular mat has been designed by Valerie Nesbitt to be very economical with fabric. Watch Now+
This delightful set of cheeky snowman heads designed by Gail Penberthy will brighten up your home this festive season.. Watch Now+
Simple contruction and one size cutting make this a useful block to know about. Watch Now+
The Shoo fly addition gives interest to the sashing, and takes very little extra effort. Watch Now+
This is a delightful little sewing caddy/pincushion designed by Sallieann Harrison with a seasonal Christmas design created in fused felt applique. Watch Now+