Glasgow Stitching, Sewing and Quilting Show
Mar13

Glasgow Stitching, Sewing and Quilting Show

This year’s Stitching, Sewing and Quilting Show at the Glasgow SEC was a great hit with the visitors. Now in it’s second year, there were over 90 exhibitors and an extensive programme of talks, demonstrations and workshops. This first thing we noticed this year was the civilised wider isle space allowing people time to stop and chat to vendors, brows the wares. Some visitors had obviously done their homework and headed...

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Stamping on Fabric
Mar07

Stamping on Fabric

Versacraft fine detail pigment inks by Tsukineko are great for stamping designs on fabrics. Versacraft multipurpose water based inks are incredibly versatile and can be used on paper, wood, leather and even unglazed ceramics. There is also a range of coordinating Fabrico Markers to extend the scope for the artist. Stamp your design with the ink pad and then add extra colour, shading and effects with the Fabrico markers. Fabric needs...

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UK Hand Knitting new website
Oct16

UK Hand Knitting new website

The UK Hand Knitting Association has revealed it’s new modern website. An uncluttered and fresh home page is easy to navigate and brings knitting into the 21st Century. There are new sections for people wanting to learn about knitting and for those wanting to find a local knitting group. Along with the website, The UK Hand Knitting Association has revealed it’s new logo to mark the next phase in the development of the...

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Plots and Spangles exhibition
Sep21

Plots and Spangles exhibition

Auckland Castle will host a display of lavishly embroidered garments brought together for the first time in 340 years. The embroidered vestments chart the spellbinding tale of one woman’s religious devotion in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot that tore her Catholic family apart. Helena Wintour was just six years old when her father and two uncles were hanged, drawn and quartered for their part in the notorious terror plot to kill...

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Woolfest 2015
Jun27

Woolfest 2015

Woolfest 2015 got off to a great start and by mid morning the venue was full of eager crafters. The small stands were crammed with yarns, threads, finished goods and equipment. Hand turned wooden drop spindles sat alongside inkle looms, rigid needle looms and spinning wheels. This time I was accompanied by a partially sighted friend and one of her first comments was “does this piece of card say do not touch?” Yarn crafts...

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