Sally Ablett has designed a range of quilts using the log cabin design; but in this video Valerie works on just four blocks. They could easily then be turned into a cushion.
Valerie talks about how to keep the block flat by pressing the seams; and also about sewing down the side with two-seams. T...
3D Folded Patchwork
This is fun to make and creates a delightful 3D decoration or mat.
Valerie has also made a circular potholder using a similar technique, which you can enjoy by clicking here.
More about Sylvia Critcher
Sylvia Critcher is a textile designer and tutor with over 35 years experien...
Sylvia guides us through how to make this simple block and she has designed this interesting table runner approx 48″x32″. Or you could also raid your fabric stash to make an interesting scrap quilt.
Scrap Star Patchwork Block
The block itself is quite unusual as it takes four to make the star shi...
Use beads in your embroidery
You can simple create Christmas with beads that you may have.
Kelley is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework and now heads up the Royal School of Needlework Bristol division. For more information you can click here.
Artists Statement from Kelley Aldridge
This is a very comprehensive workshop from Kate who takes us through all the steps necesary to create this lovely decoratio for the holiday season.
You get to use up scraps of felt as well as the opportunity to use decorative bits and bobs, that we all think are too good to throw away!
This little bird decoration in traditional Kantha stitch finishes at approx 3.5″. As you can see Angela has finished by putting it into a little decorative hoop, which displays it beautifully. How great would several of these look hung from your tree and branches.
As a bonus for subscribers, Ange...
This lovely decoration combines felt, wadding, buttons and lots os simple beading. There is a 3 bead edging, which Fran guides you through as well as how to fix the buttons in the centre together with their own added embellishment.
More about Fran Rose
Fran is the author of several beading books ...
Use your scraps
Jennie’s balls can be made into a quick and easy toy or decoration. Both are a great way to use up your scraps to produce this simple, safe fabric ball.
If you have a wavy cutter blade or pinking shears, you could also use them to give the edge of the fabric a little more interest...
3 Pocket Christmas Wallhanging from Valerie Nesbitt
Decorate the home
Made with simple pre-printed mini squares this could be rethought with beach theme, children’s theme (for the nursery), kitchen theme, the alternatives are endless, and the mini panels very plentiful in such a wide variety of designs, just select your favourite and make a start....
Deck the Tree
You can never have too many Christmas decorations. Still, you could use these as decorations for parcels, too – for that particular person who will appreciate it, and Jennie has a great tip for using up some buttons that maybe you don’t like.
Based on the hexagon and a square, Jenni...
Brilliant tree decorations that don’t break
Simple folding of scraps of fabric and some pins and look what you get.
There is a kit available so no excuse not to get started.
Beware these could be addictive!
Comment from one viewer:
“Just made one of the decorations using the egg and ball shapes....
A Redwork Embroidery Show and Tell with Gail Penberthy
Redwork embroidery is basically an embroidery backstitch, so very simple to do. Here Gail shows ideas which can be worked in the traditional red. But you could also be a rebel and work them in coloured threads too.
Everything which Gail uses in the video you can find on our website.
Christmas Wreath Sewing Caddy with Sallieann Harrison
In this workshop Sallieann talks you through some of the embroidery stitches she likes to use to hold the fused felt shapes into place. The pattern comes with all the templates you will need for the various shapes. These include the vine wreath, leaves and poinsetta flower.
” Heads Up It’s Christmas” Snowman Door Wreath with Gail Penberthy
In this workshop Gail takes you through the various stages of making these snowman heads. You can make each one slightly different as there are a variety of expressions, hats and scarves to choose from.
The heads are made in fleece, which is really easy to use. You can attach these little head...
The decoration comes as a complete kit, which means papers, fabrics, and embellishments.
Nancy guides you through all the stages of making this delightful little bird. She starts with simple cutting out and tacking over the papers using contrasting thread. Then she moves on to how using a 3/8"...
Gail shows you wreaths for all occasions and events. There is everything from Christmas, Easter to Christenings. With special occasions just on the horizon, what a great opportunity to decorate your home. All the elements are removable, so you could then just enjoy it on it’s own.
Gail shows y...
Gail started the love affair with glitter felt when she created her Unicorn cushions, but then went on to use it in so many more of her projects.
The simplest way is to use it as fused appliqué; but then Gail thought maybe she could find a way of using the felt, so that the end result wasn’t so...
In this workshop Craig reminds you how quickly and easily you can make things with the Marbling 4 fun paint and as it’s completely non-toxic it is very safe for all the family to use.
You can create patterns on paper mache; polystyrene shapes; MDF pre-cut shapes work well and while you can paint ...
Bunting for all occasions
Festive Bunting can be used anywhere in the house to decorate over doors, across mantlepieces, round the tops of curtains, across dressers and even the pets could get involved with their baskets!
also try using our quick link Bunting for other ideas.