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Happy Hours…with Pincushions and Needlecases!

Give me a blustery grey day, beaten with steely rain and my cabin haven. Give me warmth and light and my tactile, textile treasures, a parcel of time all my own and I am Home. In my element – or one of them – the other’s water… And this was my gift on Friday, when I had the company of …

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Kaleidoscope Workshop Update

So if I fast forward a few hours, here is a detail showing the nice pointy end of the runner, and some pretty neat binding if I say so myself! The vermicelli quilting is continuous line, and not too difficult on a narrow piece of work like this, and I quilted in the ditch for all the blades of the …

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Kaleidoscope Block – a variation of the Dresden Plate

My students were hankering after a fresh new project – me too, so after a swift scan of the internet we decided to have a go at a variation of the Dresden Plate block. It reminded my of a kaleidoscope, so that’s what I have called my version. I wanted to make a big bold version of the block, but …

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Autumn’s Bounty!

The most stunning gift Autumn gives us is the glorious blaze of colour before she gives way to Mr. Winter…I also love the gifts of fat pumpkins, golden pears full of juice and flavour, and too many leaves to pick up and treasure…I never can make up my mind which ones to pick up and which ones to leave behind, …

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Lovely Colour Workshop in the Cabin!

Colour Workshop in the Sunflower Fabrics Cabin

The idea was to isolate colours from the image, between 10 and 20, and fill in the circles with these colours. The first 5 or 6 jumped out easily but subsequent ones were more subtle, and harder work for the eye to find. I encouraged them to choose a mixture of light, medium and dark, because we were later going …