I started this blog for me - it expanded to show BFF Jackie what I was doing - and a few others have invited themselves too - everybody welcome!
Mostly about patchwork, with random comments about embroidery, family and life in general, come on in, put your feet up, and I'll put the [virtual] kettle on.
The following photos are samples from some of the classes I have taught over the last half dozen years. I am happy to repeat any of these, or teach any form of patchwork, or to consider any fabric related suggestions, either with new fabrics or recycling..
I generally assume the students will hand sew, but also give hints and tips for those who wish to continue with their project by machine.
I provide everything needed for the class (click on any example photo to enlarge) Blanket Cape (+£3 for each Ikea blanket)
Foundation Piecing (in increasing difficulty but much easier than they look )
Court House Steps
Circle of Flying Geese and/or New York Beauty
Pin Cushion & Scissor Caddy
Pin Cushion & Thread Holder
Cathedral Window Blocks
Fabric Bowl (recycling denim)
Lined zipped pouch
English paper piecing
A covered tape measure
Thumb Pin Cushion
Tortoise Pin Cushion
Chick Pin Cishion
Padded Treasures Box
Pillowcase Tote Bag
Pouch for Pocket Tissues
Covered Notebook (decorated or reversible)
Reversible Christmas Stocking
Using Transfer Paints
Felted Fairies (extra per student for felting needles)
Painting Hessian Bags
Recycled T-shirt bowls
Hot Water Cozy (or i-Pad cover)
Folder & Stitched fabric to make Christmas decorations (ie tree or wreath)