Advent Pyramid boxes by Gail Penberthy
These are delightful little advent pyramids from Gail that can accommodate small items and decorate your home. They could also make an ideal alternative to Christmas crackers, tree or table decorations. While Gail has used lots of different fabrics (what a great way to use up your scraps!) she also thinks this project would look great in a themed colour to match your home decor. Watch Now+
The pattern is available in the shop to buy Buy Now+
Rainbow Counted embroidery stitch work with Kate Barlow
Kate Barlow guides you through the counted embroidery stitch. Its’ a blackwork stitch which is perfect for beginners and maybe those who love cross-stitch. She also talks you through how to start your work including why it is best to work with a hoop and an amazing tip on what to do with the starting knot; She also talks about the stranded threads she likes to use,. Here it includes one that is sparkly and she suggests you might like to keep an eye on the tension between the two very different threads. Watch Now+
“The Rainbow” embroidery kit
Kate also has a kit available of her super sparkly rainbow, that is worked in traditional counted blackwork patterns, – blackwork doesn’t always have to be black!
The 9 different patterns are stitched on a 28ct evenweave fabric using lovely bright cotton and metallic threads. You also have tiny sequins to add for that extra bit of twinkle. The kit comes with everything you need to complete the Rainbow, including a full colour step by step instruction booklet with pattern charts. You’ll just need an 8” or 10” embroidery frame and embroidery scissors. Buy Now+
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH:
Beanie Hat with Daisy Flower Kit by Jane Czaja for Creative Quilting
Our Product of the Month for November is this crochet kit which makes an adult sized beanie hat. What a lovely way to keep head and ears warm on those long walks outside. The finished dimensions are approximately: circumference is 56cm/22″ and top to brim measures 21.5cm/8½”.
Each kit contains: 1 ball of King Cole Chunky Tweed and instructions. You will also need : 6mm and 6.5mm crochet hooks (not included but are available here in the Shop)
The kit is available in 3 colourways (left to right:) Just click on the colour you want below
South Ulst yarn colour
Jura yarn colour
Canna yarn colour
As our Product of the Month it comes with free shipping in the UK for the month of November.
Double patchwork binding technique with Sallieann Harrison
This double binding technique gives you such a lovely finish on the front of your quilt (or project). It is straightforward under Sallieann’s guidance. She gives you measurements for both 2 1/2″ and 3″ binding (which is cut straight, not on the bias). She also talks you through the mitred corners and has a really neat tip on how to join the ends back with a mitred join. The final stage of anchoring the binding when you’ve turned it onto the front of your quilt, is also done using the sewing machine. Watch Now+
Easy Stack Quilts from Paula Doyle
This workshop is FULL of tips and ideas to create stunning quilts from just 4 repeats – instead of the usual 8 – from large print fabrics. Paula shows us how effective the use of large print fabrics can be, anything from traditional floral to wacky Route 99! Subscribed members can download the full pdf pattern for Paula’s Vegas Stars pattern. Watch Now+
How to transfer your redwork design with Mandy Shaw
Mandy loves redwork. She loves using it on her quilts. In this video, Mandy demonstrates how to transfer designs using dressmaker carbon paper and iron-on transfer pencils, if the fabric is too thick. This is a great tip for designing. Watch Now+
BOOK OF THE MONTH:
Christmas Socks – Collection One: Hand Knitted Sock Designs by Winwick Mum
Five new patterns and one classic, brought together in this new spiral bound pattern book by Winwick Mum for our November Book of the Month. Christine Perry (Winwick Mum) found festive inspiration in Christmas tree lights, paper chains and candy canes; and brought them to life through these hand knitted sock designs for wearing all year round and not just for Christmas!
As it’s our Book of the Month it also comes with FREE P&P in the UK during November
The patterns included are:
Dasher rib and textured pattern socks
Prancer rib and mock cable socks
Blitzen paperchain cable pattern socks
Dancer ripple panel socks
Vixen lace panel knee high and slouch socks
Comet lace panel sock designs.
What’s coming up in November
Giveaway for Paid Subscribers
This month’s giveaway for Paid Subscribers is a perfect small project to hand stitch on the go – Redwork Gift Tags pattern designed by Gail Penberthy. You can make gift tags or convert in to Christmas tree decorations. And they are such a cute pattern. There are 4 tag shapes to choose from and 14 redwork designs included. All the patterns have detailed instructions, any templates or diagrams for each pattern. Also instructions for using Bondaweb and applique where necessary. The finished size is approx 4″x 3½”. To enter the competition just send an email entitled GIFT TAG to email@example.com. The closing date for the competition is 30 November 2020.
Kate Barlow guides you through a blackwork stitch which is perfect for beginners and maybe those who love cross-stitch. Watch Now+
Carolyn Forster talks you through this traditional style of hand piecing over papers with a whip stitch to finish. Watch
Redwork is something Mandy just loves and this is a great tip for designing. Watch Now+
Sallieann Harrison shows you to how to create beautiful double binding for your projects with perfect mitred corners Watch Now+
This can be done on the serger (or overlocker) and maybe this one is big enough for Jennie to hide in!Watch Now+
A simple table runner using pre-printed panels as inspiration. Watch Now+
Learn more about Kate Barlow who is an embroidery tutor at the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace as well as working freelance for herself. Watch Now+
You will love the designs you can create and Mary shows you how easy it is. Watch Now+
This delightful cushion is a mixture of simple sewing and fused applique for the butterflies. Watch Now+
In this workshop Kathleen shows you how to apply purl wires and chippings to create a delightful Bumblebee.. Watch Now+