Tuesday I spent the day at Art Works Sheffield. It was lovely to show them the calendar as they had worked so hard doing the photos.
The first emails for the skirt class went out this week and it's been lovely talking to the club members who are looking forward to making their first skirts.. If you would like to have a gentle introduction to making clothes, then come and join us, it's not too late to get involved. I try to make the process as painless as possible and believe me, if I can do it, you can! You can find out more details and book your place here.
There have been so many wonderful things shared in the group this week as the swap gifts have been arriving at their new homes. I've picked out this lovely piece of art from Alison. She did it especially for Nicola and has put her dog in the picture. It's a truly personal gift and I know it's going to be treasured.
In Video Tips
Going back over the years, one of the things that can cause the most problems for people new to working with fabric is that it moves. Sometimes, it seems to have a mind of it's own and will pucker and not do what we want it to do. I often liken it to a living thing and it's a lot easier to accept the vagaries of cloth that get stressed fighting against it. Why does fabric move? Hopefully, this little video will help.
Hobbycraft are still doing 3 for 2 on craft kits for children and do you remember Paint a Teepee from last week? This week they have Colour In Cardboard Igloo, shame my kids are all grown up! For the knitters and crocheters among you, they have 3 for 2 on a range of yarn.
Deramores have a sale on. You can get 30% off yarn and 20% off everything else. You do need to hurry, the offers end tomorrow night.
Love Knitting have up to 50% off aran and worsted yarn plus, get 50% off when you buy 10 balls or more on a fantastic selection of yarns. You do need to use the code 10BALLS.
I really must stop looking at fabric, Plush Addict have a new line of 'musical' fabric, perfect for making gifts for a musically inclined person. Now, who do I know who would appreciate a music themed gift?
Don't forget, there are just 10 more 2018 Create with Loopy Calendar available to be sent out this week. It's not too late to join us for this month's featured class, the details are here. If you haven't already tried it, there is a fantastic free class available. Our gift certificates are great if you'd like to buy one of our classes for a friend, message me for details or visit the website. If you need to know lead times for ordering, you'll get the latest information here.