The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester is currently still showcasing the work of Barbara Brown, a major designer for Heal Fabrics in the 1960s and 70s. She had originally wanted to be a sculptor, but because she was a woman, her tutors at art college encouraged her to get into fabric design instead. Her incredible graphic … Continue reading Last chance to see: Barbara Brown fabric design
Anyone else feeling the cold? We've had hail, snow, freezing winds. So top of my to-do list are these adorable handwarmers from Rae Ann Kelly. They are super-cute, ....and super-cozy!! They're also valentine themed so perfect for today!! Click on the image to take you to her tutorial.
Contemporary Inspirations will take place from 29th January to 2nd February 2018, 10am- 4pm at The Quilters’ Guild, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York. We’re offering FREE entry for students and young people (up to 18 years old) - please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. This new exhibition offers an exciting chance … Continue reading FREE entry into new exhibition at The Quilters’Guild, York!
Book publisher SearchPress are giving away a copy of the wonderful book 'The Textile Artist: From Art to Stitch' by by Janet Edmonds. Don't miss out on this fab freebie...all the need to do is email: email@example.com stating your name and membership number. The winner will be contacted on the 14th February! If you're not … Continue reading Fantastic freebie!…win a copy of ‘The Textile Artist: From Art to Stitch’ by Janet Edmonds.
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2018. I’m not a big one for New Year’s resolutions. Mainly ‘cos I never seem to keep up with them. I say ‘them’ – I usually have just one! For many years I have resolved to finish the year with fewer UFOs than I … Continue reading Happy New Year!!
I don't know about the rest of you, but I am the kind of person who cannot just concentrate on one thing at once, and so I love to have something to listen to while I'm sewing. Right now my sewing soundtrack is Anais Mitchell's Hadestown. It's a modern retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth … Continue reading 5 Days till Christmas: Listen while you sew
I've been scrolling through Instagram, and thought I'd share some of my favourite finds with you! https://instagram.com/p/Bcm2UuElk0N/ https://instagram.com/p/BcnX9-fHW1x/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc0NLcvHlJO/?tagged=christmasquilt https://instagram.com/p/Bcpjj_vBVqX/ https://instagram.com/p/Bc0_nTDFoex/ https://instagram.com/p/Bcz_kcsgyd4/
A bit of wintry inspiration from Hallstatt in Austria: pattern, colour, decoration, and just general mood. Don't you think these icy greys and whites pair very well with that light brown colour of wood? And maybe the reflections in the water above, or the wood stack, could be the inspiration for a very original quilt.
I love visiting museums and art galleries. They're full of fantastic stuff and we are so incredibly lucky in Britain that many museums are free to visit. The spate of free time over the Christmas holidays is a perfect opportunity to pop into your local gallery, or indeed to travel further afield to make a … Continue reading 12 days till Christmas: Visit a museum or art gallery
Do you ever really need an excuse to bake? Christmas must be the best excuse of all. For me, thanks to a Swedish cookbook I was given as a kid, it's not officially Christmas until I have baked cinnamon rolls. Here is a recipe, but plenty of others are available, and if you happen to be … Continue reading 17 days till Christmas: Great Christmas Bake Off!