Spring into Wool – 1-2 April 2023 at The Grammar School, Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 9NA. 10am-4pm. www.springintowool.co.uk
Great Northern Quilt & Needlecraft Show – 29 September- 1 October 2023 at The Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
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This long enforced period of being at home has given me the time to sort out a lot boxes and finish off various projects – like my leaf jacket. For years I have been saving small scraps of Liberty fabrics to make into cards. Now I have done so and am selling them for charity. The small squares are bonded onto iron-on Vilene. I then attach ribbon, using double sided super sticky tape and finally attach a small sequin to the centre. I started using buttons but found that they will not go at the normal letter postage rate.
My book – The Christmas Collection – an A4 soft back book, price £9.50 is the result of lockdown. I had the idea of creating a Christmas alphabet for a long time. Finding projects for certain letters proved impossible and there were several ideas for some letters, so I called it the Christmas Collection. It consists of 27 designs. I have made them into small wall hangings (finished size 7 inches) and linked them together by sewing buttons into each corner. They could also be hung like bunting. Some of the ideas I have used as Christmas cards over the years. People are frequently telling me that they don’t need any more supplies but just ways of using up what they have so I hope this will inspire them. The cost is £9.50. For those of you short of background fabrics I have made some packs of 5 x 8in squares in various colours – £4.50 – find them on the Accessories page under Fabric packs.
Cards made from Liberty fabric