Here we are in February (after a 5 week January which did seem to drag on didn’t it; but maybe it’s just all this rain!)
Well we hope that you enjoy what we have in store for you:
With Valentine’s Day just round the corner how about taking a look at the lovely pattern from Daisy Chain – Hearts and Flowers. You’ll also find a video in our archives to help you as Lee Brown and Sue work together to show you how to create the double-hearts applique on the quilt.
Today we meet Karen Nichol, who is a textile artist who is inspired to use everyday items to push the boundaries of embroidery; later in month we get to enjoy her group of monkeys (called a Singerie) which were a work in progress at the time and destined for a gallery showing.
(Note that we have a new quick search entitled Textile Art)
Also today we enjoy a workshop from Paula Doyle on handquilting.
This is very comprehensive and shows you how to mark your work, layer it up, plus, of course, the all important stitching, together with the equally important starting and finishing!
Fran will be at the Textiles in Focus exhibition/show later this month at Cottenham in Cambs.
If you like handwork, Carolyn Forster showed us how to create hexagons with traditional paper piecing; this was featured earlier in January and you can see the list of films from the last month by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
If you are a subscribed member our February giveaway is packs of the AURIfil threads called Lakes packaged exclusively for Justhandson.tv and perfectly co-ordinated to quilt the modern Lakeside Towers quilt made by Valerie; to enter as a subscribed member you just need to send an email to our competition address
with the title Lakes Threads – closing date is 28th February 2014. You can find more information on our competition page;
From the Shop
In the right hand column we are featuring our Book of the Month entitled Baby Quilts & Accessories which contains 6 cute and cuddly designs for babies (and is just £6.99 with free UK postage); Jennie’s DVD Texture into Sudoku – her workshop on a disc; Melody the Spring Bunny with a Garland from Daisy Chain Designs and a Glasgow Rose Cushion kit from The Silk Route;
If you can’t see the right-hand panel of goodies from the shop – if it hasn’t come through – tap on ‘download entire message/email’ at the bottom of this email.
and if you want to join in a weekend retreat or workshops – check out the classified ad’s and quick search quilting holidays; Valerie is off to Bridlington later in 2014 as part of a very comprehensive schedule that is run there, as well as teaching at the Justhands-on.tv weekend retreat at Midhurst in June together with Jennie and Sarah Soward (from Pauline’s Patchwork) – how about joining us?!
Valerie & Jennie
P.S. keep an eye on the blog pages to see what we’ve been up to; on the Show & Tell pages to see what everyone else has been up to; and the new Q&A page for some answers (all in the Community section of the site).