As you will know, I love to encourage people to try new things, even if it means going out of their comfort zone. I feel it's important to celebrate the successes they have and that's why this blanket is featured in our Member's Showcase. It's still a work in progress but I think it's wonderful. Julie had only ever done granny squares before but, after seeing all the Midwife Blankets in the group, she decided to give it a go. What I really love, she's not become discourage by her mistakes, she's embracing them and going to replicate it to make it part of the design. Brilliant!
This is what Julie said about the group-"Thank you so much this is such a friendly helpful group. Xxx" If you would like to come and be part of it, you are very welcome. You can find us here.
In Video Tips
Mitred corners on the binding gives our quilts a professional finish. In this week's video tip, I show how you can achieve it. It's not as difficult as you may think.
I've always fancied having a go at weaving, I've not really done any since I left school, The Village Haberdashery have some wonderful new kits available. I'm really tempted to get one and have a go. If anyone else fancies it, let me know and maybe we can work along together.
Box frames are perfect for creating 3D displays and Hobbycraft have them half price at the moment as well as savings on knitting and crochet packs.
Over the years, many of the free patterns I've used have come from Lion Brand and now Deramores are stocking some of their yarn. They also have Caron Cakes back in stock and, I have to say, they're at a good price too. Until the 14th August they are offering 20% discount plus a chance to win a £50 Deramores gift voucher. (Make sure you check the Terms and Conditions for exclusions)
Love Knitting have teamed up with Battersea Dog's Home and have come up with some fantastic dog and cat patterns. All the profits made from the sales will be going to Battersea.
Frumble Fabrics are celebrating seven years so are giving away at least 1/2 m of free fabric on every order over £50.
Don't forget, you can still come and join us in this month's featured class and to make it easier, I've put together a kit that includes all the materials you need with the class. If you are looking for something to do with the children, the bonus project including is quick and easy for everyone to have a go.
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