How To: Simplified flying geese

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If you like to quilt but have a fear of wastage and sewing triangluar shapes, you may want to head over to Pat Bravo’s blog. Pat recently found out about a different method… Continue reading

Cricut announces new Frozen designs

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Cricut, the makers of various die cutting machines, have announced new Frozen designs that can be used for cutting, as well as drawing all your favourite Frozen characters. These images, exclusively for the… Continue reading

Sizzix unveil two new die collections

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Sizzix has been a busy bee, unveiling two new die collections this week. One of the collections is designed by Lori Whitlock and “Vintage Kitchen” is by Eileen Hull. Lori Whitlock’s collection is made of… Continue reading

DMC release three collections of autumn and winter season knitting patterns

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DMC have released three new collections of knitting patterns which combine with their range of yarns to make cozy autumn and winter clothing and accessories. The three collections are: Metal Chic, inspired by… Continue reading

Artist seeks to launch crowdfunded cross stitch project

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Sheffield artist Sharon Mossbeck is raising funds through crowdfunding site Indiegogo. to launch a participatory cross stitch project with the title “The Thread of Life”. Inspired by the Fates of Greek mythology Sharon is will… Continue reading

Sizzix announces new Me & You collection

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In a recent newsletter Sizzix announced a new papercraft collection, Me & You by Jen Long. Jen Long has a degree in Illustration, and has worked with Disney on productions such as the Phineas and… Continue reading

Janome announces new Artistic Edge Cutter

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Janome, the Japanese sewing machine manufacturer, have announced the new Artistic Edge 12. The Artistic Edge is a cutting machine which can be used on various different materials, such as paper, vinyl and… Continue reading

Aurifil release The Zingy Collection by Sheena J. Norquay

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Sheena Norquay is a UK based quilter, who also teaches quilting workshops in the UK and abroad. She’s already collaborated on a couple of collections with Aurifil, notably, her Autumn and Seascape collections.… Continue reading

5 Wintry (but not too Christmassy) cross stitch patterns

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It’s starting to get cold outside, so why not snuggle up with some cross stitching? Here are five lovely wintry cross stitch patterns. First off, L’arbe au rouges-gorges (Tree with robins) by Chez… Continue reading

In the Loop 4 – call for papers

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In the Loop is an international conference run by the University of Southampton designed to bring together the different aspects of knitting, whether it be from a handicraft or artistic perspective, or that of… Continue reading

Sizzix teams up with Where Women Cook and release new culinary dies

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In a recent newsletter, Sizzix, the company that creates dies and die cutters have announced they have teamed up with Where Women Cook four new dies. Where Women Cook is a quarterly, culinary… Continue reading

Royal School of Needlework course open day

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Are you interested in studying for a degree in Embroidery? The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is renowned for the variety of courses it offers, which includes a BA in Hand Embroidery for Fashion,… Continue reading