The last post introduced you to two textile artists and here is another who recycles, this time, some very old textiles. Mandy Pattullo trained as a surface pattern designer and was encouraged by her college to look at old fabrics to get inspiration. This sparked an interest that led to Mandy to start collecting old … Continue reading Textile Artist – Mandy Pattullo
We know that a lot of you reading Youngish Quilters are concerned about our environment and this awareness shows through your quilt making. We hope you enjoyed reading Tuesday's post about Natural Dyeing - did it inspire you to think about trying something new? Today's post offers some more sources of inspiration for environmentally aware … Continue reading Inspiration round-up – eco-aware quilt making
I was so excited to be assigned this topic, because I've been immersing myself (not literally, obviously, haha) in natural dyeing over the past year, and it's been so much fun that I'm dying to tell you all about it (see what I did there? I'll stop with the silly jokes now). Firstly, what is … Continue reading Natural dyeing
Competitions For Children/Schools/Groups of children The following prizes apply for categories 13 & 14: 1st Prize: £200.00 2nd Prize: £100.00 3rd Prize: £50.00 THEME for 2020: ‘Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Rethink’ Quilts of any size, using any technique, made by young quilters / embroiderers, in the following age ranges: a) 5 – 9 yrs … Continue reading Festival of Quilts theme 2020
Wishing you a snuggly warm and cosy Christmas from all at the Youngish Quilters blog. A wonderful time to get some quilting done - that's what I'm doing! Merry Christmas!
Well it's nearly Christmas and you probably don't have much time to stitch today, but in case you do here's a very sweet little decoration. It just takes enough fabric for two 8 inch circles. It works best with contrasting colours. http://katrinastutorials.blogspot.com/2009/09/fabric-ornament-number-one.html?m=1 have a lovely Christmas and we will be back in 2020😁🎄🎉
This is very, very random - but entirely brilliant!! Abby Glassenberg at While She Naps has a free pattern for a Christmas Pickle Ornament. She describes Christmas pickles as 'hilarious and adorable' and I think she's entirely right. There's not long to Christmas now, so no time for major sewing projects before the big day … Continue reading 2 days to Christmas: a festive pickle!
We have one more festive giveaway! Prym have kindly donated this lovely pom pom maker kit! Any Young Quilter member can enter the prize draw, just send your name to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday Monday 23rd Dec.
I love baking at Christmas. I mean, what else is there to do? There's barely any daylight and it's cold and wet outside. We NEED the extra bakey goodness. I recently got a new cookbook that explained that, due to the lack of daylight in winter, we should put extra colour into our food to … Continue reading 5 days to Christmas: Festive baking
Making clove oranges is a cheap and low-waste way of bringing the ultimate Christmas scent into your house. All you need: some cloves an orange some ribbon (if you want to hang it up) If you are using a ribbon, this bit is by far the fiddliest. Start by wrapping the ribbon around your orange. … Continue reading 6 days to Christmas: clove orange