In Member's Showcase
Rachael has been catching up with her calendar projects and shared her cushion in the group with us this week. I love the ways she has matched the colours of the flowers with her fabric. It's a stunning piece of work and I hope she is very proud of what she has achieved.
In Video Tips
English Paper Piecing seems to be having quite a revival in the crafting community. In fact, it's quite a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours, especially now we are getting lighter evenings. I've recently discovered a trick that helps to make the process of cutting and stitching the fabric with the templates a lot easier. Hopefully, you may find it helpful too.
There are some fantastic new lines of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn at Deramores this week. If you place an order for the yarn, you'll be in the running to win one of three prizes.1st place: Huge hamper filled with yarn, pattern books and leaflets, 2nd place: 10 balls of Illustrious DK yarn and pattern book, 3rd place: 6 balls of Bo Peep DK and pattern book. You'll need to order before the end of Sunday. Craft Stash are taking pre orders for a new range of AquaTint Brush Pens and have new papercraft releases including the V&A range.
I will do a proper review in due time but, if you are close to the Derby area and would like to have a go at fused glass, I can highly recommend KJ Glass Designs. I attended a workshop this week and had an amazing time. You won't be disappointed.
We are all aware of the benefits of having creative time and our member's club is designed to help you take out a bit of time each month to complete a creative project. Choose the annual membership and you will receive a free copy of the 2018 Create with Loopy Calendar as well as getting 12 months for the price of 9. The current free class will be changing soon so, if you'd like to have a go at making cushions from treasured shirts, now is the time to get signed up. Please share your photos with us if you have a go. There are just a few calendars available, they can be purchased here at a discounted price. Don't forget, you'll get lifetime access to all 12 months video tutorials. If you would like to make someone a gift of a class or an item but not sure which one to get, our gift certificates are a great idea, just visit the website for more details. The details of the upcoming April Calendar project can be found here. I am now looking at May for quilt bookings, so please contact me as soon as possible if you would like to commission one for a special occasion.