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Cosy toes and busy fingers

With the weather changing and the nights drawing out but still a nip in the air, we like to keep busy and warm by sewing away. This week we showcase soft and warm Flannels. They make the most incredibly snuggly quilts and scarves. We also have new stock of our popular polar fleece in a variety of colours. They are great as quilt backings as they are super soft and warm without the need for wadding.

New arrivals are two magazines - Homespun issue 211 and Inspirations 117. Both jammed full of projects to keep you busy. Homespun also has a sneak preview of the Owl and Hare BOM that starts in the next issue.
Also new is the stunning book, Flowers for Elizabeth. A collection of exquisitely embroidered botanical motifs in celebration of the opulence and beauty of the Elizabethan era.

Fresh off the cutting table and back in stock are fabric kits for the Willowbrook Hexi Quilt by Natalie Bird. A delightful blend of hand embroidery and paper pieced hexagons.

Another new project is Mary's gorgeous bag and cushion set made using Effie's Wood fabric. A pretty soft hued collection.

What will keep you busy over the next few weeks?

As always, enjoy your sewing and have a wonderful week.
Best wishes
Sally & the girls
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Cosy Flannels

The days are starting to get a little longer again but the night are still quite nippy so why not make a quick flannel quick to keep you cosy? Sally has created two gorgeous patterns to tempt you, Yuletide Star Quilt and a Raggy Quilt. Both originally made using precut layer cakes and charm squares but they can both be made with a selection of fat or long 1/4s.
Mary's scarf is a quick and cosy make for the cooler days and evenings. A flannel scarf is just so soft and non itchy next to your skin. The kit includes the pattern and all the flannels to make the scarf. Then choose your own colours to make some for different outfits or as a quick gift.

Willowbrook Hexie Quilt

Back in stock are the fabric kits to make the top and binding of the Willowbrook Hexie Quilt by The Birdhouse. 21 stitchery designs in a market garden theme, make up the centres in the large hexagon flowers that make up this pretty handpieced quilt. A great project to make on trips or at groups or snuggled on a sofa.
We also stock the Willowbrook pre-printed linen stitchery panel or you can trace the designs from the pattern
Finished size of quilt is 63″ x 74″.
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Effie's Wood Cushion & Gift bag Kit

Mary has designed and made this kit using the popular Effie's Woods fabric and panels. Each kit contains the pattern, panel images for the cushion and bag plus coordinating fabrics for the cushion front and back and for the back, lining and handles of the bag. A gorgeous little gift to make up.


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Effie's Wood Cushion & Gift bag Kit
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New Magazines

This week we have received two magazines-
Homespun issue 211 has lots of beautiful new ideas to create plus more sneak peaks of the new Owl and Hare BOM from Natalie Bird. We still have a few copies of the BOM subscription available for when it starts in the next issue. This issue also contains the 5th part of the Bonheur de Jour BOM.

Also in is Inspirations 117
Always so very inspiring. This issue, Create stunning, three-dimensional pieces using stumpwork techniques and explore the possibilities of pattern and texture with pulled thread, withdrawn thread and Schwalm embroidery.
Enjoy sophisticated combinations of trellis couching and needlelace combinations, and delight your senses by working with soft, colourful wool threads.

Flowers for Elizabeth Book

A collection of exquisitely embroidered botanical motifs in celebration of the opulence and beauty of the Elizabethan era.

When acclaimed needlework artist Susan O'Connor set out to celebrate her love of Elizabethan Botanicals, a stitched masterpiece was born. Her stunning wool and cashmere blanket inspired by the sumptuous embroidery of the Elizabethan era took us on a tour of a 16th century garden, showcasing some of the Queen's favourite fruits and flowers through 24 beautifully designed motifs.

In this new book, Susan has expanded her collection of motifs and created fourteen additional projects including pinwheels for each pair of fruits and flowers, plus a needlebook and scissor sheath to complete a set of beautiful accessories with your chosen motifs.

New photography features throughout, highlighting the beauty and detail of the designs now presented in both wool and silk, along with complete instructions to make the original blanket and new accessories.


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Flowers for Elizabeth

Say it With a Stitch

For a quick Valentine's Day themed gift, what about some of Mandy Shaw's Say it with a Stitch. Full of hearts and stitching themed images. A perfect combination for stitching friends or partners. The range includes fabrics and two panels.
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Polar Fleece

Back in stock is more soft and cosy fabric for the cooler nights. Polar fleece is a cost efficient way of backing a quilt, as you do not need wadding as well, just layer up your quilt top with the fleece and quilt by hand or machine as usual. Also great for toys, hats and scarves.