Classes with The Stitch Witch

Classes with The Stitch Witch

The Stitch Witch is Lynette Harris' creative identity and the guise behind which she can let her imagination run wild! Lynette had this to say about quilting: "I truly believe that patchwork and quilting should be a stimulating, enjoyable and stress-busting occupation. Whether you make a Christmas card or a double bedspread, the most important aspect is that you enjoy every minute of it." Lynette recently retired from trading at Shows. She and her husband decided that after 12 years of going around the UK, Ireland, Holland and France, they want to spend more time with their family and friends. The good news is that there are plenty of videos of The Stitch Witch on justhands-on.tv .

Click here to see a recent interview with The Stitch Witch.

Signature Technique:

Sashiko Quilting, Celtic Design, Stained Glass and Shadow Quilting

Lynette’s Top Tips:

- Using printed panels is a great way to get into patchwork.
- Master a basic technique on a small scale and then you can do it on any scale
- To transfer a design onto dark fabric, stick the design on a window, stick the fabric over it and when the sun shines, transfer the design.
- Always test your pen / chalk on your fabric before you use it to make sure it will come off when you finish

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Classes with The Stitch Witch
  • TASTER: Graded Dahlia Shadow Applique with the Stitch Witch

    Shadow quilting is a simple technique for holding small pieces of fabric into place and in this lovely Dahlia pattern Lynette has combined with this great use of graded/shaded fabrics.
    She shows you how to but out all the pieces, position them accurately on the background and then hold them in pl...

  • Twin Needle Tip from Lynette Harris

    Use the twin needle on your sewing machine
    This little gem was gleaned from a longer workshop that Lynette did for us. She used fusible iron-on bias tape to create fast stained glass patterns, which can be found in the shopping section of the site.
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  • How to Use Iron-On Bias Tape with The Stitch Witch

    This pre-fused tape is so very easy to use with the help of a small iron.

    Lynette guides you through how to trace off the pattern onto either light or dark fabrics, and then how to cope with the corners.  As the tape is made on the bias, it can be manipulated round corners beautifully.

    Once...

  • Sashiko Stitch with the Stitch Witch

    Sashiko stitching is a very traditional stitch and is a form of Japanese quilting; traditional made with Indigo (dark blue) fabric and white Sashiko thread, which is approx the same thickness as a Perle 8 non-standed thread.
    Modern quilters have chosen to use other colours, and Lynette shows us a...

  • Sashiko Box with the Stitch Witch

    In this workshop Lynette guides you through the various steps to make this lovely and useful box. You will need to transfer the design onto the fabric. She talks you through how you can do this for both light and dark fabrics, and shows you how easy the stitching is, so easy that even the childre...

  • Aperture Sashiko Cards with the Stitch Witch

    In this workshop Lynette takes us through how to trace the design onto your fabric. She gives advice on the tracing pencils that can be used. There are suggestions for embellishing and finishing as well as helpful advice on the assembly of the card – all very simple when you know how!
    This simple...

  • Sashiko Needle Case & Scissor Case from the Stitch Witch

    This simple duo uses traditional blue fabric with white stitching and Lynette guides you through the stages of making; including tips on  marking out the design (even on dark fabrics); she talks about the thread she likes to use; why she has selected Insulbrite wadding for her needlecase and a gr...

  • Graded Dahlia Shadow Applique with the Stitch Witch

    Shadow quilting is a simple technique for holding small pieces of fabric into place and in this lovely Dahlia pattern Lynette has combined with this great use of graded/shaded fabrics.
    She shows you how to but out all the pieces, position them accurately on the background and then hold them in pl...

  • Create Your Own Celtic Design with Lynette Harris (the Stitch Witch)

    Simple and beautiful
    Simple is best and Lynette shows you how to create some really lovely celtic designs from a doodle, which can be turned into blocks for quilts, simple cushions, bags or even a clock!
    Great for children
    A brilliant workshop for children too as they can work out a simple doodle...

  • Woven Ribbon Cards from the Stitch Witch

    This is a really simple idea and one that would be great to share with the children.
    How about recycling all those little bits of ribbon, that come as hangers on the inside of sweaters, and maybe curling ribbon could also be used?

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  • Baubles for the Tree with the Stitch Witch

    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....

  • Shadow Applique Quilted Cards from The Stitch Witch

    Great for children too
    It is a great little project too for the children and another great use of glue
    Think of using this technique for quilts without the glue, but simple stitching holds the shapes into place.
    For more on applique
    Check out Lynette’s other shadow applique patterns through the q...

  • 3D Tree Decorations from The Stitch Witch

    These are so quick and easy to make that you won’t stop at one. Settle down with your glue stick and have fun once you know how you just need to raid your fabric and bead stash.
    Great to do with the kids too.
    Several designs are listed in the shop on the RH column of this page: use the search for...

  • Make Simple Boxes with Lynette Harris - The Stitch Witch

    Purchase a kit, which includes everything except the glue stick, or enjoy working your way through those squares you couldn’t resist purchasing as the last quilt show!
    Lynette’s great idea is a good one to share with the children.

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  • Shadow Applique Flower Girl with Lynette Harris

    Lynette’s lovely little flower girl make a great introduction to this very appealing form of applique that has no raw edges to turn under.
    Exclusively for Justhands-on.tv Lynette’s little kits come complete with voile, so you don’t have to worry about that. You can find our website by clicking he...

  • Gluing crystals tip from the Stitch Witch

    Adding Crystals to your patchwork
    Lynette has used the Christmas mix pack (100 crystals in the pkt) and this plus the applicator are availble through the site. The crystals work on most surfaces and once attached, with the heat gun, are permanent and will survive the wash – so you could decorate ...