Want to find out more about the amazing quilters of Gee's Bend featured in this week's article? Check out http://www.soulsgrowndeep.org for more information and amazing photographs.
Gee’s Bend is a small, isolated, rural community in Alabama in the United States, which at the start of the 20th century was mostly populated by the descendants of slaves. By definition, they were very impoverished, but their lives became especially hard during the recession of the 1930s. The families had been forced to borrow … Continue reading The quilters of Gee’s Bend
We love the September 'back to school' vibe - particularly getting new, fun stationery! It's great to go shopping but, as crafters, it's even more fun to make our own, one-of-kind accessories. When we spotted these yo-yo bookmarks we knew we had to get stitching - so cute, but so simple. You won't just be … Continue reading Back to school – sewist style
Lots of you will have already used ‘fusible web’, but maybe some of you haven’t. Many of the projects we are going to show you will want you to use it, because basically it is a type of fabric glue. Once you have got the hang of it, it is a brilliant product. It is sold looking like grease proof paper from … Continue reading What is fusible web?
Are you a fan of The Great British Bake off? We're now into the second week of the new series and no doubt you have been inspired to bake already! We have just what you need to help you get started...follow the link below and make your own oven mitts! http://gingercake.typepad.com/gingercake/2012/09/easy-oven-mitt-by-trish.html
Following on from the Festival of Quilts, where Anna Maria was present with her colourful work, take a look at her cheerful website here.
Have you visited Elizabeth Hartman’s blog and website Oh Fransson? It’s a fabulous site, full of lots of gorgeous quilts and project ideas. One of our favourites is her pincushion organiser – it’s perfect for keeping your craft space neat and your tools to hand when you’re stitching. It would make a great gift too. … Continue reading Project link – Pincushion Organiser