Watch this video to see the video tutorials, tips and interviews available from 1st August
This August we re-visit a utterly unique event held some years back at The Festival of Quilts. Our video features complete coverage of the Fashion Sans Frontieres event. Here, many of our leading quilters and patchwork artists turned their sewing expertise to extraordinary and unique clothing items. They showed them off to us on the fashion cat-walk in front of a huge live audience. We also went behind the scenes of this brilliant event in a separate and equally compelling film to learn how the garments were created – not to be missed.
This August also sees an exciting return to filming in a studio after months of lockdown. We started with an interview with Kate Findlay. She discusses her new applique kits, and next year’s Wild Gardens sewing retreat.
In our technique Thursday video this month Valerie Nesbitt uses Thangles to create perfect half square triangle units. She also makes a lovely star candle-mat which is our Product of the Month The kit comes in two colourways
Valerie is busy this month. She just loves to sew and she takes you through making two sided quilts. She also has a workshop entitled Box of Stars which uses one of her favourite blocks – Fight or Flight – and finally she teams up with Jennie Rayment to discuss patchwork seams, in “Seams Common Sense”.
Jennie herself brings us a new workshop using lovely clamshell patterns to create interesting designs for quilts or cushions.
And for our crochet enthusiasts, Jane Czaja returns to our studios with her super Patch the Dog workshop which is a great way of using up scraps to create the individual squares.