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De La luna from Tula Pink is here

At long last De La Luna is here! A wonderfully gothic collection by Tula Pink for Free Spirit fabrics.  Here’s what Tula Pink has to say about her latest collection,

The De la Luna Sisters are the not so distant cousins of the Von
Black sisters, who made somewhat of a name for themselves a
few years ago in collection called Night Shade. While the Von
Black sisters drew their power from more earthly elements, the
De la Luna sisters cull their magical gifts from the spirit realm.
Once a year, as fall crashes into winter, the matriarchs of the De
la Luna clan call on their ancestors, acting as vessels for their
vast power.
Maria De la Luna, the youngest of the three sisters can see into
the great distance of the future as she draws her power from
the most clairvoyant spirits in their lineage. She uses her prophetic
sight to write letters to mean girls informing them of the
exact time and place that they will die or sometimes when their
boyfriends will break up with them depending on how mean
they are.
The middle Sister, Magnolia De la Luna, is perhaps the most cunning
of the three although it’s hard to tell because she doesn’t
wear glasses and everyone knows that the smartest people always
wear glasses. Magnolia, Maggie for short, draws her power
from the spirits of earth and bloom. She uses her potent power
to cultivate and nurture vast gardens and lush landscapes for
her highest paying clients. Oh, did I forget to mention that she
runs a surprisingly successful landscape architecture firm in their
prosperous south Texas town?
The oldest sister, Venus De la Luna, the undisputed caretaker
of the whole De Luna clan and best friend to her cousin Scarlet
Von Black has a vary mysterious past. Venus leaves a trail of
admirers where ever she goes. Great empires have fallen under
her angelic gaze. Many great men sit alone in padded rooms
spending endless days and boundless nights whispering her
name to no one in-particular. She swears that she did nothing to
encourage their favor and was only, ever, minding her own business.
Just because these men choose to buy her gifts from her
extensive online wish list is truly no fault of her own

The full collection is on our website, for half metre bundles go here, for fat quarter bundles go here, or just look up Tula Pink on our website to check out the range!

Not sure who Tula Pink is? Oh my goodness where have you been?! She’s taken the quilting world by storm and has rapidly extended reach to the dressmaking world, bags and acessories and you can now get even leggings in her fabrics. Here’s what Tula Pink has to say about herself,

Tula Pink is an illustrator, a fabric designer, a quilter, an author, a maker and a generally good person who enjoys talking about herself.

Tula graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. It was fun but she was tired of being broke so she decided to get a job. Tula worked briefly as an Exhibit designer for Museums in Southern California, where she grew up, and when that became too quiet she relocated to the music industry. After about 5 years of that her ears began to bleed so she left her job and California and went in search of a new home. The plan was to move as far east as she could get without renting a boat and work her way back west until she found a place she liked. Tula got about half way and then she ran out of gas money so she stayed put.

Tula now lives in a small mid-western town outside of Kansas City, MO in a house that used to be a barn and still sort of looks like one. Tula’s main function in life is fabric design. She lives for it. Her signature designs have been adapted to fabrics, woven ribbons, paper products, needlepoint kits, embroidery patterns and sewing machines and can be found in independent fabric shops and retailers all over the world. Tula is most recognized in her industries for her dark sense of humor, a flair for hiding animals in the strangest of places (artistically, not literally) and her boldly unique use of color and pattern. Tula comes from the “more is more” school of design where there is never enough space and always room for that one last thing.

Today Tula Pink works closely with the good people at Free Spirit Fabrics to develop multiple fabric collections every year, is an Ambassador for BERNINA sewing machines, develops collections for Aurifil Threads and Renaissance Ribbons and writes books for F+W Media about quilting and sewing. She works all day everyday and gets very cranky when she is asked to leave the studio or if Tula Pink is her real name.

For real deal up date info on Tula Pink, her Studio and projects follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Back to Stourpaine Village Hall

We are returning to Stourpaine this September with Eternal Maker! We love this pretty village and have been spoiled by all the lovely people that come to see us there. We’re working on some new workshops for you so watch this space.

Here’s the key details to put in your diary:

  • Stourpaine Village Hall
  • 9th September
  • 10:30 – 3:30
  • Stourpaine, Blandford Forum DT11 8TJ
  • Tea and Cake available to purchase  on the day

We will be bringing 100s of fabric bolts with us suitable for quilting and dressmaking! If there is something special that you’ve seen, message us so that we bring it along with us!

Floral Burst

New Kaffe Collective in

We now have all the colourways of the glorious Kaffe Collective Sunburst (Free Spirit Fabrics). The prettiest shades of ‘happy’ fabric we’ve seen in a long time! We’re using these wonderful fabrics in our cushion and quilt kits too. So you can treat yourself to the fabric or if you want to make these fun projects you can we’ve got them ready too!

Kits are all with precut strips ready to sew so perfect for the beginner and those wanting a fun easy project.

Floral Burst Cushion Kit

Floral Burst Quilt Kit

Next Pop Up Hampshire!

We’ll be coming to Droxford Village Hall in Hampshire on the 7th July. We’ve once again joined up with Eternal Maker for fun, fabric and cake!

Classes are now listed for the day:

Introduction to Hexies -We will show you how to tack and sew your flower with time spent
exploring manipulation of fabrics to create new patterns

Measure Up Come and get measured up, and pick up some tips on how to choose which size to cut from your dress pattern, how to blend between sizing and more.  Go away with a sheet of measurements which will help take your dressmaking to new levels.

Kim Edith will be joining us again for another introduction to scrapbooking with textiles! At this 2 hour workshop come and create a small stitched fabric collage inspired by Kim’s latest Stitchbook ‘Into The Woods’.  Learn a range of techniques that Kim uses to make her Stitchbooks, including using stampers to create lettering, adding photos to fabric, and how to turn textile scraps into works of art.  Chose from either a butterfly or a mushroom template which you will be able to personalise and create in your choice of colour and pattern.

What you need to know:

Doors open at 10:30 and close at 3.

Parking is free but limited immediately outside the building. There are more spaces less than a 5 minute stroll away  in the community parking area by the playing fields on Park Lane which is nearly opposite. If you are planning to bring your sewing group please let us know in advance as we have access to overflow parking if we arrange ahead.

So if you are in the Hampshire area do come say hello. We chose Droxford as it is easily reachable for Petersfield, Fareham, Portsmouth and Southampton. Hope to see you soon!

 

Lindos now in!

Lindos from Lewis and Irene is now in stock! All 15 glorious fabrics! Beautiful blues and hot pinks with a hint of metallic to shimmer in the light, oh and did I mention an Octopus?!

Here’s what Lewis and Irene had to say about the collection..

Lindos on the beautiful island of Rhodes in Greece has a special place in our hearts.
Carefree days spent on its pretty pebbled beaches and the clear, warm shimmering sea.
The little cobbled streets, the welcoming deer at Madraki harbour, long lunches in the sun and happy memories …

Check out the full collection here!

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Frida and Geranium Dress coming back

Hello!

We had a huge response to the girls dress patterns at Malvern and we’re just waiting for them both to arrive back in. Both the Frida Dress (Two Stitches) and the Geranium (Made by Rae) are due to arrive back with us this week, so we are busy prepping preorders and will be changing our stock level on the website.

If you like to order either of these patterns, order as normal on our website but please be aware there is a back log of orders so it will be a few days to process the new ones.

Want to see what the fuss was about? Here are some photos of the pretty dresses from our stand at Quilts UK. We used the gorgeous Scuba fabric from Brandon Mably (Free Spirit Fabrics for the Frida and the Horizons fabric (Free Spirit fabrics)  for the Geranium.

Sugar Beach is here!

We’re so excited about this collection from Jennifer Paganelli. The gorgeous vibrant colours that we know and love from Jennifer is back in lush florals and dreamy vintage feel prints. We’ve been busy sewing a quilt for Jennifer too so check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for more details on our progress. To see the whole collection we did go live on Facebook and Instagram, you can check out the saved video here 

A Quick link to the fabrics of Sugar Beach….click here!

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Pop Up Shop in Sussex

We’ve joined our forces with Eternal Maker to go out on the road with our fabrics! This time we are heading to Dial Post Village Hall near Horsham. We’re bringing all our quality fabrics to you and even have some fun workshops on the day. We’ll have our quilts too and all of us are sewers so we bring a range of sewing knowledge with us from dress patterns to quilting!

Check out our Sew your own lampshade, Introduction to Hexie Flowers, and Get measured for Sewing patterns which will be taking place on the day :https://eternalmaker.com/classes-events/class-timetable.html/

Dial Post Village Hall, Worthing Road, Dial Post, RH13 8NS.

10:30- 3:30

De La Luna on PREORDER NOW!

The De la Luna Sisters are the not so distant cousins of the Von Black sisters, who made somewhat of a name for themselves a few years ago in collection called Night Shade. While the Von Black sisters drew their power from more earthly elements, the De la Luna sisters cull their magical gifts from the spirit realm. Once a year, as fall crashes into winter, the matriarchs of the De la Luna clan call on their ancestors, acting as vessels for their vast power. Maria De la Luna, the youngest of the three sisters can see into the great distance of the future as she draws her power from the most clairvoyant spirits in their lineage. She uses her prophetic sight to write letters to mean girls informing them of the exact time and place that they will die or sometimes when their boyfriends will break up with them depending on how mean they are. The middle Sister, Magnolia De la Luna, is perhaps the most cunning of the three although it’s hard to tell because she doesn’t wear glasses and everyone knows that the smartest people always wear glasses. Magnolia, Maggie for short, draws her power from the spirits of earth and bloom. She uses her potent power to cultivate and nurture vast gardens and lush landscapes for her highest paying clients. Oh, did I forget to mention that she runs a surprisingly successful landscape architecture firm in their prosperous south Texas town? The oldest sister, Venus De la Luna, the undisputed caretaker of the whole De Luna clan and best friend to her cousin Scarlet Von Black has a vary mysterious past. Venus leaves a trail of admirers where ever she goes. Great empires have fallen under her angelic gaze. Many great men sit alone in padded rooms spending endless days and boundless nights whispering her name to no one in – particular. She swears that she did nothing to encourage their favor and was only, ever, minding her own business. Just because these men choose to buy her gifts from her extensive online wish list is truly no fault of her own

PREORDER OPEN IN OUR SHOP NOW!

Sew Along with Naomi Clarke

#heartsandribbonssewalong

We’re so excited to be supporting Naomi in her next sew along on Facebook and Instagram! When she asked us to pull together some kits for her we jumped at the chance. She’s had a successful following on Instagram with her #fussycuttingsewalong and her #xmasfussycuttingsewalong. If you have seen them, then go check our her and the hashtag ASAP! Naomi is also a contributor to Quilt Now and British Patchwork and Quilting magazines. Her Heart and Ribbons design is a classic. Perfect for those that want to get started on English Paper Piecing or brush up on their skills, or simply love a good heart quilt. Because lets face it, quilts are made with LOVE!

We’ve put together two collections for this kit. You can choose Sugar Beach by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit Fabrics or Love me Love me not from Lewis and Irene.  Total contrasts from each other. Sugar Beach is bold florals and vibrant coloursr on a soft off-white background, and Love Me is delicate pastels with the sweetest mouse design on a soft cream background. We’ve also given you two payment options, spread the fabrics over the year making payments smaller and in bite sized chunks, or a one of payment knowing the hard bit is over! Your purse strings, you choose which is right for you.

So there we are! Hearts and Ribbons Pre-Order is OPEN! Fabric will start to arrive in May and Sew Along will start 1st week of June. Cut off is 15th April 2018.

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Sugar Bowl Crafts