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SUNPRINTS 2020 BY ALISON GLASS Just look at what dropped in to my letterbox Bright, vibrant, delicious fabric. By Makeover UK the designer Alison Glass. Not a designer I was familiar with so took myself off to Makeover site to see how as a designer she was inspired. She is inspired by and I quote…

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The lovely people are Barnyarns sent UKQU this fabulous box of Madeira Embroidery threads for review.  I was lucky to be chosen to review these gorgeous threads.  Don’t they look sumptuous, I’ve tried to capture the sheen and glitz of these rayon and metallic threads. The box not only includes threads, it also contained a…

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Until this challenge, I’d never really taken the time to stop and analyse song lyrics.  I just sang the songs and enjoyed the music and where Queen is involved, I just love it.  Although Bohemian Rhapsody has to be one of my all time favourites, I wasn’t disappointed to get Under Pressure. My first action…

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I’ve noticed recently that there has been a resurgence of hand stitching, both in the embroidery and the quilting worlds. I love hand stitching and do it regularly, often in unusual places, such as the car (while husband is driving!) coffee shops and sitting on the beach, not that unusual really. I quite fancied having…

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Holding quilting and various groups in the haberdashery in Sew Vintage in Wells, it’s nice to do a group project every now and then.  This is a change from the ladies working on their own projects and sometimes they get to try something new, therefore I’m always on the lookout for little makes that can…

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Whilst our focus here at UKQU is patchwork and quilting, there are other needlecrafts that cross over into our territory so to speak.    Many of our members enjoy applique, or will mix crafts to embellish a quilt with embroidery and a hoop makes things much easier. Groves Trimits range have brought out some new…

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Once again, this show has not failed to impress me. Now – my mum had a saying: “Better to be born lucky than rich”, and I tend to say that whenever I win something! Once again, I was lucky enough to win tickets for this amazing show, and I have said that I will not…

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The Mystery Quilt is no longer a Mystery!!!………  and……. breathe!!! As promised, it has loads of colour & balancing and improving techniques based on an English Country Garden using Makower’s fabric range ‘Linen Texture’. It’s really rather nerve-racking this Mystery Quilt Stuff!!  It’s always so much fun watching others take your design and make it…

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Having seen lots of wonderful projects on Pinterest made using the Clover Embroidery Stitching Tool, I was eager to volunteer for the task of reviewing it. There was a press release about it earlier in the year, you can see it here.  It is available from most craft shops, prices from around £10.  You will…

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I was delighted when Stephen at Aberdeen Sewing Machines (https://www.aberdeensewing.com) produced the Janome Atelier 9 for me to review, I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of Janome sewing machines, but Stephen was determined that I would change my opinion with this one. We shall see! Janome Atelier 9 The machine came in…