Sewing for pleasure is exactly what Valerie and Jennie love to do and if you want to catch up with Jennie she, together with many of our other contributors and textile friends such as Kim Tittitchai and Hilary Beattie, Creative Quilting and Daisy Chain Designs, are at the Sewing With Pleasure show running at the NEC, Birmingham 20-23 March 2014. Go to www.sewingshow.co.uk/? for more information.
Carolyn Forster loves to quilt with thicker threads and utility stitches; she shares with us the traditional pattern Amish Waves, which is an all-over design she introduces her beginner students to, and she shows us how this can be used on both modern and more traditional quilt designs; how to draw your own pattern and interesting too that it can be worked from the outside in which is very unusual.
Twit, Twoo with Jennie and make this delightful bunting:
Other bunting ideas can be found with the quick link: bunting
We are revisiting the SAQA exhibition ‘Art Meets Science’; the works focus upon inspiration from scientific theories or phenomena expressed in new or unexpected ways, from the harmonies of randomness to the dynamics produced by scientific imagery.
And if this is your sort of thing we now have a quick link ‘textile art’ (keep an eye on us as we meet Kate Findlay later in the year who was inspired by the Hadron Collider to make some stunning quilts).
On the right hand side of the page we have the Book of the Month ‘Love to Sew Pincushions’; a limited edition quilt kit Satuday Soiree; An Angel Story from Annie Downs – fused applique and stitchery(and is a reissue in pattern format); Foolproof Crazy Quilting – a delightful book of embroidery stitches with a modern setting; Lakeside Towers Quilt Kit – using Oakshott shott cottons (and was the subject of a workshop here on the site) ; if you can’t see these then tap on ‘download entire message/email’ at the bottom of this email.
Don’t forget that you can watch on your Ipad and on your kindle and the smart tv – so you really can have us join you in your living room for a personal lesson (and you can play catchup any time you like!)
Valerie & Jennie
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