Tag: embroidery

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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…

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Just over 3 years ago a friend of mine a fellow crafter of cards and paper goods, had her wish come true in opening a little shop that another friend of mine was looking to rent out. To help her out and get the shop ready and stocked with items ready for opening, I was…

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block 4 and some amazing work being produced!  Well done all those taking part, there’s beginners and not so beginners amongst you and you’re all doing fabulously!   I’m loving the fabric variations and everything!!……… It’s never too late to join us, patterns are available in my shop on this site……..   ***************************************************************************************************************************   I…

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Blankets and fabric Three years ago we had our first contact. Donna was working on a Travelers Blanket and I loved it. I responded and we got Facebook-friends. The Travelers Blanket is an idea and design by Dijanne Cevaal. When people didn’t blog, or even sent postcards, they did travel anyway… On the road they…

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  So, guess what! This is the first time ever, in my whole life, that I have written a blog. It’s exciting (for me at least) and, with a bit of luck and a following wind, enjoyable for you. Shall I tell you a tiny bit about me? I’m a crafter! I’ve been crafting, one…