Saturday, 22 October 2011

Punchneedle kits are on the way...

I'm working on a number of punchneedle kits to go with the UltraPunch Needles I have for sale in the shop.

All of these, and many more, will be available on my stand TG122 at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate next month....

...and in the shop afterwards :-)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Christmas Cottage Project PUBLISHED!

Out today.... "Countdown to Christmas" - Popular Crafts Issue 11.

 It's quite an easy little project that can be done in a couple of hours.

It could be done by younger children with someone to help out....

...and there's lots of other good stuff in the mag too!

I've put together a kit with all the textile bits required to make two little house panels. These can then be made into cards, gift tags or tree decorations.

You can find the kits here....

...and I'll have some at Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show too, along with some brand new kits for punchneedle and cross-stitch.

I'll be doing more projects for this magazine....a Valentine's one is next....

...and a few elsewhere....

(but I can't say any more yet!)

I'll keep you posted with new stuff as it comes out.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

...more SoftSpun fun....

Here's a piccie of some "naked" SoftSpun...

...zapped before painting to give a lovely lacy texture!

Then, painted with acrylics and metallics...

....after which it can be cut to shape, and incorporated in anything you can think of! :-))))

See this post over on Textile Butterfly too...

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Butterfly SoftSpun

Over on Textile Butterfly, I've just done a blog post showing how this piece was made...

It is a delightful product to work with, and I can see many, many possibilities for it :-)

It's available now in the shop.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Festival of Quilts nearly here!

The last few weeks have been really busy, but all the goodies are now in boxes ready to go tomorrow.

If you're around, please call and see me on Stand E52....

...I'd LOVE to meet you and put faces to names :-)

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Mini-Quilt kits

These kits will be available at the Festival of Quilts (Stand E52)..

...and in my shop that will be opening mid-late August.

All the materials required to make a 20cm x 26cm mini-quilt like this sample...

...will be contained in the kit.

Close ups of some other colourways....

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

"Landscape Tissue" ALL sorts of delicious colours....

Packed individually   41cm x 50cm      £1.50 per pack.

These will be available on my stand E52 at the Festival of Quilts, and in my shop from late August.

Monday, 25 April 2011


Here are just SOME of the scraps leftover from my recent spells in the dyepot! what can we do with those :-)))))

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Busy! Busy! Busy!

I feel a bit like I'm never out of the workshop these days!....

...but, there again....

August will soon be upon us, and the Festival of Quilts will be HERE!

Recent Palette Packs include these....

(among MANY others :-)

I've also been dyeing batches of cotton FQs and half-metres...

...and LOADS of tissue sheets...


Sunday, 13 March 2011

New Landscape & Palette Packs

Palette Pack. 3 x 30m 2/8s Pima Cotton. (Lemon/Green) £5.00

Palette Pack. 3 x 30m 2/8s Pima Cotton. (Purple/Blue) £5.00

Landscape Pack. 4 x 30m 2/28s Cotton. (Sky & Water) £5.00

Landscape Pack. 4 x 30m 2/28s Cotton. (Summer Fields) £5.00

Thursday, 27 January 2011

New Silk Threads

(N.B.  Postage of 50p is charged for the first skein only....each additional skein is just 10p on top.)

Please e-mail here - - if you want anything, and I'll send a PayPal invoice to you.

All skeins listed here are Pure Silk, dyed with Procion MX dyes.

The manufacturer doesn't guarantee colour fastness - therefore neither can I. However, every batch is well rinsed and spun, and I've not experienced "bleeding" in my work.

3-1-11--1 2ply medium silk (15m skein)  £2.50 +50p P+P
(Lime/Rust/Golden Yellow)

3-1-11--2 2ply medium silk  (15m skein) £2.50 + 50p P+P

3-1-11--3 2ply medium silk  (15m skein) £2.50 + 50p P+P
(Lemon Yellow/Rust)

3-1-11--4 2ply medium silk  (15m skein)  £2.50 +50p P+P
(Golden Yellow/Raspberry/Bottle Green)

3-1-11--5 2ply medium silk (15m skein)  £2.50 + 50p P+P

3-1-11--6 2ply medium silk (15m skein)  £2.50 + 50p P+P

3-1-11--7 2ply medium silk (15m skein)  £2.50 + 50p P+P
(Bottle Green/Black/Deep Purple)

3-1-11--8 2ply medium silk (15m skein)  £2.50 + 50p P+P
(Deep Purple/Black)

4-1-11--1 heavy silk single (15m skein)  £3.50 + 50p P+P
(Vivid Violet/Violet Navy)

4-1-11--2 heavy silk single (15m skein)  £3.50 + 50p P+P
(Turquoise/Violet Navy)

5-1-11--1 2ply fine silk (20m skein)  £2.50 +50p P+P
(Turquoise/Jade/Electric Blue)

5-1-11--2 2ply fine silk (20m skein)  £2.50 + 50p P+P
(Electric Blue/Violet Navy)

5-1-11--3 2ply fine silk (20m skein)  £2.50 + 50p P+P

5-1-11--4 2ply fine silk (20m skein)  £2.50 + 50p P+P
(lemonYellow/Violet Navy/Turquoise)