Lynette Harris has been quilting for 23 years. It started off as a hobby and grew from there!
The Stitch Witch is her creative identity and the guise behind which she can let her imagination run wild! (Lets face it, it’s a lot more exciting than ‘that lady that sews’.)
Lynette gained the City & Guilds Patchwork & Quilting qualification as well as the City & Guilds teaching qualifications (Parts 1 and 2) and has been teaching for nearly 20 years from beginners right through to the more advanced. You can join one of her regular workshops at her unit ( bat cave ) in Polegate.
Lynette says of herself: I truly believe that patchwork and quilting should be a stimulating, enjoyable and stress-busting occupation. Whether you make a Christmas card or a double bedspread, the most important aspect is that you enjoy every minute of it.
Lynette has worked with her husband for over 40 years , but has recently retired from trading at Shows. They have decided that after 12 years of going around the UK, Ireland, Holland and France, they want to spend more time with their family and friends. The good news is that there are plenty of videos of The Stitch Witch on justhands-on.tv . Click here to see a recent interview with The Stitch Witch.
Sashiko Quilting, Celtic Design, Stained Glass and Shadow Quilting
Lynette’s Top Tips
- Using printed panels is a great way to get into patchwork.
- Master a basic technique on a small scale and then you can do it on any scale
- To transfer a design onto dark fabric, stick the design on a window, stick the fabric over it and when the sun shines, transfer the design.
- Always test your pen / chalk on your fabric before you use it to make sure it will come off when you finish