Oh be still my beating heart! Oh how I loved my first go at Sashiko 🙂 The third in my mini series on some hand quilting techniques (see also Kantha stitching and Banjara embroidery), this is how I found my first experience of Sashiko. When I opened the shop a couple of years ago (that […]
This is the second article in my mini series on some different quilting and embroidery techniques from around the world. This was another new technique for me – and if I’m going to be perfectly honest with you, it’s not one that I personally would ever go back to again. However, you may have far […]
Well, who knew? Andrea and I went to Stitches yesterday, which is the trade show for the stitching and knitting industry. It was a tough day out at the NEC to see all the new fabric lines, haberdashery lines and gadgetry…but someone has to do it 🙂 In amongst all the fabric gorgeousness that was […]
if you’re not feeling very creative when it comes to deciding what Free Motion Quilting designs to choose for your quilt, here’s a short list of my recommended books to get you started.
Winter is most definitely here, and this cold snap has had us digging out scarves, hats and gloves. This tutorial caught our attention for a lovely neck warmer, a really nice take on a scarf and surprisingly simple to make! We have some lovely flannel in the shop which would work really well for this too. […]
Hello! What started as Nige having one of those late night “What if’s….” has turned into an entire shop move around! Last week as swapped the shop area around with the workshop area which, despite taking a few days to settle down and for me to find homes for everything, has remarkably given us loads […]