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Calm after the Storm after the Calm!

We don't know about you but Cornwall has been battered the past few days with high winds. Such a shock after some days of glorious sunshine when it looked like Spring was well and truly here. However hopefully things are calming. In the shop we are all a little calmer now that Stock Take is done and dusted. It certainly makes us realise just how wide a variety of items we actually stock. Buttons, threads, books, scissors, fabrics, rulers, blades, sewing machines, glue, felt, fleece, needles, pins.....the list goes on and on. We are hoping over the next few weeks to get on top of restocking kits and planning workshops for when we open our new workshop space. Unfortunately there have been more delays but we will be up and running as soon as possible.

This week we take a close look at one of our favourite Australian Designers, Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. Last week we had a large delivery of patterns, books and wool packs from her and we were reminded just how much we love her designs. Anni also designs her own fabrics which she uses in her patterns and the wool used in her gorgeous applique is all hand dyed and cut by her husband Peter.

Don't forget that we still have an ongoing offer of a free designer pattern to give away to anyone who spends over £50 in the shop or online while stocks last! Just enter MYSTERY in the comments box if you order online or tell us at the till. There is a wide range of patterns from a variety of designers and all previously retailed for at least £9 or more, so who knows what you might win and create! This offer is limited to one free pattern per order while stocks last.

Somehow it is almost Easter already! We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter Weekend next week and hope that you get to spend time with loved ones. The shop will be closed on Good Friday April 7th, open on Saturday 8th and closed on Easter Monday April 10th. Of course the online shop is always open and we will process orders when we are back in the shop.

As always, have a wonderful week that is full of love, laughter and sewing!
Best wishes
Sally & the girls

Meet Anni Downs

Anni Downs is the creator of all the patterns, books and fabrics under the Hatched and Patched label. She has been designing in the Patchwork arena for over 20 years now and says she is still totally addicted, and that there is always so much to learn, to be inspired by, to share.

She calls her style whimsical, having a little bit of quirky thrown in. With a lot of her designs she likes to tell a story, sometimes with sayings, sometimes just with imagery. Anni uses different mediums such as wool, cottons and linens to create a little texture in her work. Her work has a slightly organic handmade look combining stitchery, piecing and applique.

Anni loves the process of stitching and hand-work; and like many of us, views it as a form of meditation. She also designs fabric with Henry Glass Fabrics. She usually designs a Christmas and an Everyday range each year. We love her designs and we are sure you do too.

Hatched and Patched Books


Anni Downs Books are always a treat to read and full of fabulous ideas. By far the largest is Simply Home that she collaborated on with Quiltmania. It contains 25 patterns that usually retail for at least £12 each so it is excellent value for money. The projects include Tillies Lane Quilt, Home for Summer Cushion, and Believe in Miracles.

The other Hatched and Patched books are slimmer A4 and A5 booklets but are still packed with ideas. They each contain a pattern for a whole quilt plus smaller projects that use a single block from the larger project. They include delightful stitcheries to copy and as well as quilts there are bags, cushions, hangings and handy sewing accessories to make.

Little Makes

Anni designs some very cute Little Makes including Pincushions, Needlebooks, pouches and bags. Many use wool applique which are a perfect way to use either our Wool felt or Lanacot Wools.

Hatched and Patched Wallhanging patterns

From the tiny wool applique Believe in Miracles to mini sticheries with pretty piecing borders, Hatched and Patched have a lovely array of Wall Hanging patterns, perfect to make as a project on the go.
In the picture we have A Mother's Love, Gertrude the Garden Angel, Peaceful Gardener, For the Love of Tea and Believe in Miracles.


Table Runners

A gorgeous selection of table runners to grace any table or sideboard and they could even be made longer to use as a bed runner.

Songbird Table Runner
Funky Flower Table Runner
Garden Path Table Runner
Tea Time Table Runner
Tiny Town Table Runner

Quilts and Larger projects

Clockwise from the top left
Here,There and Everywhere - a fun quilt that can be adapted to include all of your favourite places in the stitcheries and applique.
Around Town - a lovely slow stitching project with embroidery centres set in paper pieced hexagon flowers.
Market Garden - 20 different images to play with, all using woven wool and stitchery.
Miss Rosie's Garden - nine different images, all with a garden theme, all using a combination of woven wool, stitchery and bondawebbed applique
Where Wildflowers Grow - 10 applique blocks to create (with a little bit of stitchery), along with simple piecing to make it a truly relaxing quilt to make.

Dancing Chickens & Flying Pigs Block of the Month pattern

This beautiful quirky quilt designed by Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched, has been set out as a 12 part block-of-the-month program concentrating on a whimsical journey of dreams and random thoughts.

An ideal background would be to use linen, combining it with woven wool applique and stitchery. Woven wool packs are available from us too!

This item is the whole set of patterns.

Click here to purchase the all the wool packs

it is the perfect project for any hand sewing enthusiast!

The finished size of this quilt is 48" x 50"


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Christmas Projects

There are so many beautiful festive designs from Hatched and Patched. Christmas does seem a long way away but now is the perfect time to start working on new seasonal projects.

Clockwise from the top left in each picture.
All is Merry and Bright Bag
Christmas Garland Table Runner
The Giving Tree Skirt
O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging
All For Christmas Advent Calendar
Together at Christmas Carpet Bag

Chloe's Christmas Tree
Countdown to Christmas
Partridge and the Tree

O Christmas Tree Quilt
Peace and Joy Wallhanging
All For Christmas Treat Bag
O Christmas Tree Table Runner

Christmas BOM - The Santa, The Tree, The Turkey and Me by Hatched & Patched

The santa the tree
The Santa, The Tree, The Turkey and Me, is a beautiful Christmas wall hanging block of the month by Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched.

Finished size of the quilt – 36.5”x41.5”

Extras Available:

DMC Thread Pack

Luxurious Aurifil Thread Pack

Hand-dyed Wool packs by Hatched & Patched are available too.

The linen/cotton background is also available from us which you will need in addition to the wool. Please contact us if you require this


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