It's that time of year again! I have filmed a mini workshop to show you how to make a little 'Goth Doll'. Hope you like it! REQUIREMENTS: 8" square of calicotorn fabric stripsdried lentils, rice or similardoll stuffingbutton and scrap of feltsewing machine and usual supplies I think they are waiting to jump out and … Continue reading SPOOKY LITTLE WORKSHOP
We're coming towards the end of the summer as well as our theme MEND which we've really enjoyed exploring with you! Let us know what you've enjoyed? Today we're sharing a couple of links with you from the magazine Selvedge. The magazine have also been exploring the theme Mend and they have some interesting articles … Continue reading Mend – some inspiring and interesting articles to get you thinking!
When the theme of mending was decided by the team a while back, I knew straight away that I wanted to share my journey of using sewing to help mend and sustain my mental wellbeing over the past couple of years. It's definitely been a tough year for us all and I think even the … Continue reading MENDING FOR THE SOUL
Here at Youngish Quilters we're focussing on the theme Mend. Over the summer we're going to explore this theme in all sorts of different ways. Today we have a wonderful sewing tutorial to share with you. Have a go at making a Snack Pouch, taught by Gill Towell. Sewing is a fantastic way of improving … Continue reading New Young Quilter video workshop!
I first learnt about the Heidi Parkes when I attended the 2018 Modern Quilters Guild QuiltCon event in California (I know – so lucky!). There were many speakers there who were new to me and Heidi Parkes was one of them. As soon as I heard about our summer MEND theme here at Youngish Quilters … Continue reading MEND Inspiration – Heidi Parkes
Fancy making this gorgeous quilt? During July Vlieseline are hosting an exciting quilt-a-long and you can take part! The quilt was designed using Vlieseline's Quilters Grid product and they have kindly donated some for you to use. So any YQ members or YQ volunteers who would like some, send us a message and we'll post … Continue reading Vlieseline’s Quilt-A-Long
This weekend Search Press book publishers are hosting a Spring festival with lots of wonderful craft tutorials, projects and demos. It's completely free to attend! It's on Saturday 1st - Monday 3rd May 10am - 4.30pm on the Search Press Facebook page. Click here Thank you to Search Press - they sponsor our YQ book … Continue reading Search Press Spring Festival
Create & Sustain (@create.and.sustain on Instagram) is a non-profit organisation 'dedicated to shifting environmental change with our collective voice in the quilting, home sewing, and craft industries'. They have been very active with live events recently and have done really interesting take-overs, such as by Zak Foster who makes burial quilts (@zakfoster.quilts) and ChiChi Nwizu … Continue reading Some cool quilty links …
We hope you have been inspired by our selection of inspirational female artists so far. We have chosen quite a range of artists: a painter, embroiderer, sculptor, collage artist, and, this week, an architect: Zaha Hadid. Zaha Hadid photographed by Mary McCartney British-Iraqi Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) was a key figure in late 20th century … Continue reading New Year, New Inspirations – Zaha Hadid
This week we are making Frida Kahlo inspired key rings so you carry around with you the strength, courage and creativity of Frida every day 😊 All you will need is: colourful feltembroidery threadsneedlekey ring chainscissorsstuffing (or cotton wool) 1. Cut out two skull shapes with felt (mine are 3x4in). Make sure they match - … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – The Frida Kahlo Project