Now that Christmas has well and truly passed. I have found time to get myself together and organise the next project box. I know many of you over the years have brought soldering irons from myself and Margaret Beal and many of them haven’t seen the light of day for some time. So I thought it was time to get them out and get creative. This project box does not require a sewing machine unless you discover a need for one.
This is all about cutting shapes, making marks and holes and soldering shapes on to a decorated surface to produce a soft wrap to your journal. (Journal materials also included)
They were designed for some classes I ran for ICHF for Kim Thittichai at the sewing for pleasure shows a couple of years back and popped up as a good idea to make a project box that was an afternoons work with good results.
If your interested pop over to my web site shop and order your from the Project box section. I will take orders over the next two weeks and then make them up and dispatch the first week of March.
If your a busy person and don’t have much time to play these project boxes are great to sit down with and get stuck in to without having to first find everything needed. All you will need with this one is a soldering iron and a glass chopping board or smooth tile.
They are ideal to gift to crafty friends, keep in your handbag, etc.
I hope you have fun and don’t forget to email me your finished pieces
New layered and stitch sketched floral panels now available on the web site shop under machine embroidery kits. Elegant see through panels made using water soluble film. Practice your free motion machine embroidery sketching. Each kit comes with all materials and thread so you can get started straight away. £15 each
Come over to Tudorrosepatchwork patchwork shop, Oakley, just outside Bedford 19th or 20th Jan and see what our talented students have been up to throughout 2018. Bring the hubby and park him in the coffee shop whilst you look round the exhibition and the shop. Then settle back and he can buy lunch too
we hope you will be able to come and share this couple of days with many of our students who will be available to chat with you if you have any questions
I am pleased to announce the launch of my Machine Embroidery Project Boxes.
I will be taking orders for this project box over the next two weeks and will personally make up each box with everything you will need to make either character cards for your friends, a small wall hanging, panel or journal cover motif. All colourful materials, patterns, instructions, beads buttons and ribbons will be presented in a durable box and will be with you, the first week of November.
Dolly Doodle is my first project box and is a free motion machine embroidery character that I have designed to help you become more confident with your free motion stitching.
She is based on a swatch of fabric adhered to a backing fabric and you are going to learn to draw in the details with your sewing machine.
She has many poses, skills and friends and looks forward to helping you gain confidence with your free motion stitching.
£17.50 plus £2.50 post and packing UK. Post and packing for abroad is also available.
ORDER YOUR PROJECT BOX TODAY FROM THE PROJECT BOX SECTION ON MY WEBSITE HERE.
The time has come to try something a bit different from the norm. So I am putting myself in the hands of my daughter Julia, who is going to use me as her project to get her social media skills up to par. This means that you are going to see my face and hear my voice on YouTube where Julia will be pushing me to make some long time coming tutorials. Our new trailer is already up there in YouTube land and we have 33 subscribers in three days.
We’re starting small and hoping to build it up as we learn on the job all about what we need to do.
The first thing we’ve needed to do and have now just done is to invest into some new tech so please be kind and stay with us as our first video is launching this week and has a soft edge appearance. By this I mean it could be better and cleaner but this does not detract from the great first job Julia has created.
Book your place and come and join me on this exciting block printing holiday. Book at Colouricious Holidays.
Highlights of the Tour
Explore the lanes of Sanganeer – the historical home of block printing and see wooden printing blocks being carved
Attend at least 5 authentic hand block printing fabric workshops
Lots of fabric retail therapy at local markets and the most gorgeous shops! Special requests – if you are looking for something specific and special to you, let us know and we can source and arrange that idea for you.
You will be travelling to a village outside Jaipur to take part in a Dabu Mud Block Printing Workshop
There will be free time for you to choose to do whatever you wish usually at the end of each day’s activities
A new bow to my strings for 2018 and stimulating those brain cells big time
Digitised embroidery meets my soldering iron technique.
A day workshop running at Coles Sewing Centre, Nottingham on Friday 2nd March.
We will be loading and stitching out the elements required to make this layered panel with dimensional flowers. We will be removing layers to let other colours come through and then using a soldering iron to cut them out and put them together to make this beautiful see through flower panel.
For more details contact the shop @ www.colessewingcentre.co.uk
I’m missing Ally Pally again this year. With teaching keeping me very busy and the travel to groups up and down the country. It’s been a bit manic recently so something has to give. Hope all my textile family
I hope all my textile family are having a grand show and anyone new to the show, well I hope you thrive and have a great time.