Last week we told you about the theme for this year's Festival of Quilts competition. 'Stitching Through Time' was chosen to celebrate the 1718 coverlet, and there's loads of ways to draw inspiration from this gorgeous piece of sewing; I mean, look at it! However, like we said you don't need to stick to the … Continue reading Festival Inspiration
The amazing company Lewis and Irene have kindly donated fabric to Youngish Quilters! For your chance of winning a fat quarter of these beautiful fabrics from their 'Island girl' collection, simply send us an email including your name and membership number. firstname.lastname@example.org We'd love to hear what you would make...summer's on it's way! Why don't … Continue reading Summer is on it’s way…thanks to Lewis and Irene!
The Festival of Quilts 2018 competition theme will be 'Stitch(ing) through time'. This theme has been chosen to celebrate 300 years since The Guild's famous Silk Patchwork Coverlet was created in 1718. This is the oldest known piece of patchwork in the British Isles - it's very rare! Why don't you start thinking about what … Continue reading Festival of Quilts competition: Stitching through time
This cute little coaster is easy to make. You will need:- Pale background fabric 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" 5 patterned squares 1 1/2" inches square Wadding 5" square Backing 5 1/2"square Scrap for the bird and Bondaweb 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" Some Embroidery thread. All seams are 1/4" To Make this project :- … Continue reading Quick little coaster
I've found a new 'go-to' website for whenever I'm starting a new project, so I thought I'd share it with you all. I am not the kind of person who instinctively knows which colour goes with which, so I've found a website that does the legwork for me by putting together loads of beautiful colour … Continue reading Colour-icious!
I have been wandering around Pinterest. It is just full of inspiration about so many things. I was looking for stitched chickens for a YQ workshop when I found this 'Lucy Chicken'. Here is the link to a free pattern. Well, Easter is coming 🙂 Here's one that I made!
Check out the inspirational work of the American Social Justice Sewing Academy. From their website: SJSA empowers young people to use sewing to express themselves and create opportunities for growth and change. Work made by members of the Academy addresses social justice issues in the United States, such as racism and police brutality. Some of … Continue reading Social Justice Sewing Academy
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
How amazing is this tiger embroidery??? I have been following the extremely talented Janine Heschl on instagram for a few months now and her work is simply stunning. See the tiger emerge from scratch and check out her other wildlife embroideries at: https://www.instagram.com/textile_wildlife_art/
Fancy a fun and quick sewing project? Then check out Hideous!Dreadful!Stinky! It's a fab crafty blog with lots of free tutorials to get your creative groove on. One of my favourite tutorials is this monster tote bag. The instructions were simple to follow and I am really pleased with the end result. You can design … Continue reading Monster Tote Bag