Saturday, 9 August 2014

Festival of Quilts fashion



Here's a couple of the amazing creations at the FOQ this week... there are some hugely talented artists out there! These coats must have taken an age to create, I just love that gold and blue jacket, looks about my size...

I didn't get long to have a look around the show as I was teaching the workshop, but it looked really busy. [These pictures were taken before the show opened...] I did manage to catch up with Jennie Rayment, Mandy Shaw and Stuart Hillard, and the very nice people from Coates are giving me fabric for future books! Need an extension to the sewing room!




Sunday, 27 July 2014

tension square

How big should I knit a tension square? Shall I stop now? At least Burt's enjoying it...






And if you're wondering what Alfie's up to in the sunshine...


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Learning to knit...

It's been at the back of my mind for a while, I'd like to learn to knit! Well, I can do a mean garter stitch and even a stocking, and maybe a rib, but I have cardigan ambitions! Readicut are putting together a new catalogue and I'm a little inspired, just need to decide what,  which yarn, and importantly, when! Still, it's too hot to think of cardis at the moment. But any advice foe a nearly-new beginner would be gratefully received!


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Fashion Bride Photography

My very talented husband is off to Edinburgh to photograph a wedding, so a weekend of workshop and sewing in store for me! I usually help along at the weddings but this one's a bit far and Alfie would be on his own for too long. Here's a few pictures I thought you'd like to see! And there's more here...




 


 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Festival of Quilts workshop

There still room at my workshop at the Festival of Quilts on the 7th August, details here...

http://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/page.cfm/link=19

This is the bag we'll be making, it would be lovely to see you there!


Sewing workshop


Here's some pictures from my frilly pinny workshop in Mansfield yesterday! There's still a couple of places free for Sunday 13th at Stamford for bag-making...







Sunday, 6 July 2014

Smocked drawstring bag


I've been experimenting with smocking, trying things other than cushion covers! And I came up with this! There's about 2 hours solid work on the smocked area, and I wasn't sure about the spots but they really work and give a modern look to the technique. This design in called 'waves'... I think you can tell why!