So what's new this week? There is a new class available on the website. You too can discover how to hand paint fabric, embroider French knots and quilt as you make this pretty handmade cushion to brighten your home. For more information to and to book your place, click here.
A start has been made on the January project from the calendar. Julie has experimented using acrylic paints in place of fabric paints and it was a success. Nicola has painted her centre panel and chosen her fabric. It's really exciting to see what everyone is doing. You can still purchase acalendar and join in, or buy the class separately.January is the month of creativity and hobbies. I'd like to carry that throughout the whole year. If you purchase the annual membership to our craft club, you will get 12 months for the price of 9. You will also receive a copy of the 2018 Create with Loopy Calendar. If you want to find out more about why being creative is important, you can read my blog post about it here.
I asked member's of the Get Creative with Loopy group what their favourite make of the year was. It was lovely to see the range of projects and the reasons why the makes were special. I've chosen this piece of art from Jenny. The colours appeal to me and I love the textures of the weaving and embroidery. I can't wait to see all the new creations to come. Do come and join in with the group, it's lovely to talk with other like minded people and get inspired to try something new.
In Video Tips
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In Recommended Offers and Other News
Have you seen the cushions made from changeable sequin fabric? Now you can make them yourself, Plush Addict have had a new delivery. If you go to their Facebook page, they did a live video showing it off this week.
Deramores still have 20% off until Sunday. They're also bring out a new range of Dera-Cats and asking people to name them. Check out their social media for details. They also have a beautiful new yarn, King Cole Curiosity, which comes with a free mystery pattern.
Love Knitting still have up to 60% discount on their yarn and if you're looking for a lovely cowl pattern, they have a free one here.
Hobbycraft have started their sewing event. That means things like thread and sewing patterns are half price. They also have some decent discounts on their machines. I discovered this week, they offer classes on getting to know your machine when you buy a new one. I'm not sure if this is available at every store, but well worth asking about if you decide to buy one. As well as the sewing items, they have up to 50% off art items too.
If you're new to patchwork and quilting, or looking to renew some of your tools, Empress Mills have a special offer on 45mm Olfa rotary cutters. You save 25% when you buy the cutter and three replacement blades. Look out for next week's video tip as I will be talking about your rotary cutter.
Pelenna Patchworks have a sale on until 14th January. I need a jelly roll for a project and I've just seen one that will be perfect.
Do you enjoy doing mini embroidery? Are you struggling to find ways of displaying your work? The Village Habardashery have a new range of mini hoops to display them.
There is a winter sale over at Crafter's Companion and they are offering 250 bonus points on first purchases in January if you join their club.
Looking for quilt backings? Lady Sew and Sew have a 3m for £10 sale. That's a great saving.
If you haven't already tried it, there is a fantastic free class available on the website. If you choose the annual club membership, you will receive a free 2018 Create with Loopy Calendar. You can still purchase calendars here. 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 and are available all year. All the details for this month's class creating a beautiful cushion are here If you are needing a bespoke order made, feel free to contact me at any time.