Tag: embroidery

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Jo Hendy has a treat (or several) in store for quilters once again. I have tried hard to limit my Block of the Month (BOM) subscriptions, and I am a little ashamed to admit that I have some still waiting for me to start them (exactly how many is too many?) – and others that…

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Day 43: No stitches today. Diary Entry: It was a semi productive day with regard catching up on admin, but been crabby for most of it. It was strongly implied that I was not sewing fast enough, which in turn caused me grief and upset. I ended up tired and in pain, which resulted in…

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This is the story of a present for a special birthday. Last year a dear friend was about to celebrate her 90th Birthday. Now this isn’t something that happens every day and I was in a complete panic about a suitable gift. She didn’t need anything for the house, she would be well catered for…

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This carries on from my first blog and answers the questions : Are you part of a sewing group – what do you get out of it? So, I had got as far as discovering Project Linus at the Craft Fayre. This is a volunteer organisation who make quilts for sick children in hospital and…

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It’s been a funny old time…and it still is a little bit strange. I’m sure that there are some of you out there who have managed to significantly reduce your stash, sewing for a range of causes out there. I have been doing a little bit to help – masks for family, friends, neighbours –…

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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…