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Free Christmas Reindeer Pattern

As it is now officially December I thought I would share another Christmasy blog post with you all!

Meet Ralph! Yes he has a name but he was so cute he just had to be named! 586 more words


Tuesday Tip - Wear Your Art

Here I am at Quilt Market 2016 wearing a pieced denim top and skirt of my own design!

When you go to a convention but you don’t have a booth, the best way to show your handiwork is to carry it right on your back. 46 more words

Textile Art

Friday Fun - The Faces of Quilt Market

I’ve been home from Houston for weeks now, but I’m still thinking about all the lovely quilters, teachers, and designers I saw there. New friend Ebony Love spoke into me many works of wisdom. 99 more words

Textile Art

Big Hexies!

It was time for several ideas to come together.

I needed a new scrappy project. I needed a handwork project. I needed… something different. And here it is.  314 more words


Sewing tools of note (12): tiny needles

The more I sew, the more I realise how essential it is to have the right needle for the job in hand. Whether you are hand sewing or machine sewing, the work can become twice as long and difficult, or even impossible, if you don’t use the appropriate needle. 528 more words


Autumn Jubilee Wool Applique Stitch Along Finish

Now that the applique and buttons are sewn, finishing is just a few more steps. This last bit is pretty quick. After the leaves are stitched down, the stem stitched veins added for interest, and buttons were added to the piece. 306 more words

Autumn Jubilee

Valleri Jillard: Textile Artist

I have known Valleri Jillard for several years, having worked with her in our bookselling days in Birmingham. Since those days she has taken a different path and developed a new career as a talented textile artist. 456 more words