Out & About the UK
12-14th September – Country Life at the Castle
Hever Castle in Kent that is; we visited with the cameras a couple of years ago and this is still available to view by clicking here.
19-21st September The Handmade Fair in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, Surrey.
Visit the Events page for more information on these and so many more up and down the country. (If you want your event listed, it is free to have it on the website – just contact us with details.)
Free Subscriber giveaway
This month we have two copies of Fabric Color Magic by Abby Riba and Nick Coman to give away to our Subscribers. This is just such an exciting book for those of you who enjoy using textile art; in it the authors talk about how to use stencils and brushes with the deColourant products – an easy way to manipulate fabric colour without using harmful chemicals. They cover techniques for stamping, stencilling screenpriting and so much more.
This giveaway is open to all who are subscribed members; more information is on the Competition page of the site.
The competition will close midnight 30th Sept 2014.
(and if you are looking for inspiration, we have lots of videos and workshops using deColourant and deColourant Plus with Dee Paramour – click here to have a look)
Book of the Month
Simple Patchwork Gifts – it’s never too early to start making gifts for Christmas (and the nights are already drawing in!!!).
This book has a range of projects from a bolster cushion to pretty felt tins; mug rugs to rable runner; tea cosies to diary cover; laptop bag to phone charm – lots to choose from; suitable for beginners and those who have some sewing skills.
Free p&p in the UK for the month.
Classes and workshops:
Make fabric and/or paper beads with Fran Rose which can be used for jewellery or for embellishing projects (you can use the same fabrics so it will be instantly co-ordinated)
For more ideas that are suitable for kids – use the quick link on the left hand side of the video pages.
If getting away to classes is something you would like to do, we have quite a selection in the Classifieds and Valerie will be up in Bridlington at the Royal Bridlington Hotel later in October – 3 different classes still with a couple of spaces if you’d like to join her.
New Magazines in the shop:
We have featured two new magazines (in the pattern section!) Modern Quilts Unlimited and Machine Quilting Unlimited – we hope you like them.
Valerie & Jennie
If you’re catching up after a long summer, don’t forget you can catch up on any newsletters you have missed by visiting the Community Section of our website and clicking on the Newsletter section. You will see all the old newsletters listed down the left hand side of the screen. (If you use an Ipad or tablet, you’ll also see a special update newsletter with details of improved facilities to make the videos play on these devices)