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New Jennifer Paganelli Launches!

Judiths Fancy by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit Fabrics is now in stock. I can not tell you how fantastic the colours are! They are the riches hues and some really stand out pieces like the ‘Ladies’ that will set your creativity ON FIRE! We’re going to be launching this collection properly at a Fantastic Sewing Cafe called ‘Sewing B’s. This wonderful place will be our Judith’s fancy part venue. There will be workshops and  tea and cake and of course all the wonderful fabrics too! Come join us to see these wonderful textiles in person and join in the fun!

Sewing B’s

Where is it? Between Luton and Cambridge, this lovely sewing shop is perfect for a tea break and wonderful to find new sewing friends and try out sewing projects. Click here for the map 

2a Mansfield Rd, Baldock SG7 6EB

We’ll be there 9th December 2017 11-5pm!

PRE- ORDERS are GO for 2018!

The first of our preorders are live for 2018 and we’re so excited. We’ve ordered lots of Lewis and Irene photos still to come, but it won’t be long promise! And the first of our Free Spirit pre-orders are live on our website now! Remember to use code ‘preorder10’ to get 10% off all preorder fabrics.

So here is what you will find with us in 2018 from Free Spirit:

  • January : Amy Butler. Night Music 7 bolts are heading to us. Its rich blues will blend with previous collections and lift your current favourites. This one is a poplin.
  • February: Kathy Doughty HORIZON. Oh my goodness this collection is good. Soooo much better than these tiny photos show off. 16 bolts of beauties for the home
  • February: Anna Maria Horner. Sweet Dreams. We’ve ordered the 10″ charm pack.  (not on preorder I’m afraid as stock is very limited)
  • March: Tula Pink ALL STARS. We’ve order the complete collection and its already going crazy. There are a lot of #TULATROOPS out there!
  • April: Kaffe Collective. 5 bolts to add to our growing Kaffe collection. We’ve got Glamping, Lacy Leaf, Scuba and Succulent coming in really pretty lilacs and pinks and golds.
  • May: Jennifer Paganelli Sugar Beach. more details to follow!
  • May: Shell Rummel. We’re continuing to work with Shell and will add more to her lines, you’ll have to wait and see on this one…

If you want to order any precuts on these or any other Free Spirit Fabrics, talk to us quick and we’ll give you a quote and add to our order.

Christmas Makes

There are still plenty of fabulous Christmas themed fabric in stock. We have great easy sew panels for Christmas Stockings and Advent Calendars and a wonderful  range from Lewis and Irenne called Countryside Winter that is fantastic for all sorts of Christmas makes. Check out our full line of Christmas themed fabrics here….

 

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New Lewis and Irene!

While we were away, the latest collection from Lewis and Irene has arrived! Chievley is inspired by the opulence of a grand country house.

This sumptuous collection has metallic elements in copper and gold  and very much reminds us of the very best of the Arts and Crafts movement. Rich blues, soft rose pinks and the most fabulous peacocks. These lines are going fast already as this one is such a fantastic all rounder fabric. You’re going to want to make quilts, cushions, dresses you name it in this one!

Here’s the quick link straight to our collection….Chievely

And don’t forget you can download a free quilt pattern from this collection by going to the Lewis and Irene website! (Click here)

We’re at Craft4Crafters

Hello! Last big craft show of the year for us. We’ll be at Craft4Crafters from 18th October to the 22nd October.  Come join us at the Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet.

With over 100 national and local businesses all under one roof! The exhibition offers you a chance to purchase all your essential Hobby & Needle craft supplies as well as workshops, Live demonstrations, designers, competitions and display galleries.

Park for free or travel by train and use the free shuttle bus service running from Castle Cary train station.

Any orders placed during this time will be delayed as we are both at the show. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

 

NEW Lewis and Irene

New in from Lewis and Irene

Hedgerow is the latest collection from Lewis and Irene and its the perfect Autumnal collection. Birds, bllackberries all in warm hues of sage, plum and ochres.

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Pop up Shop Dorset!

Sugar Bowl Crafts and Eternal  Maker have joined their epic forces to bring you a series of pop-up shops on YOUR doorstep!

Join us for a day of shopping and fabric and sewing inspiration at our first event, in Stourpaine in Dorset – near Wimborne and Blandford Forum.

Are you fed up with paying entrance fees to big exhibitions? Want your favourite fabric companies to come to see you rather than you traveling to see them? We’ll happily oblige! We want to come and meet you guys – so spread the word and come for this fun day out with all your crafty friends!

Where you will find us:

  • Stourpaine Village Hall
  • 30th September 2017
  • 10-3

Textile scrapbooking Workshop with Kim Edith -advance booking:

  • Learn how to document your memories through Kim’s unique textile scrap booking.
  • Play with techniques and styles .
  • Be Inspired by Kim and push yourself to try something new.

At only £12.50 these courses are a fantastic taster session into something new. But you need to book your space today to secure this wonderful workshop.

To book your place with Kim Edith follow this link:

To see more of Kim’s work, check out her website athttps://stitchbookstudio.com/
#dorset #sewing #fabricpopupshop #stourpaine #wimborne#blandfordforum#kimedith #sewingindorset

 

Holiday and Pre-orders!

Firstly, we are on holiday until the 3rd September so apologies if you place an order before then as we will be away!

Onto Pre-order!

OH YES! Judiths Fancy by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit is now on PREORDER! That means 10% off if you order today using the code ‘preorder10’. This applies to any order of fabric within our ‘pre-order’ section. For a quick link: PRE-ORDER

We are so thrilled to be working again with Jennifer on her launch of this new collection and can’t wait to stock more of her fabrics. Its bold, its vibrant and brings sunshine into our homes! This new line is the first digitally printed range for Free Spirit Fabrics, here’s what Jennifer and her team have to say about it!

We are thrilled with our first digitally printed designed fabric, Judith’s Fancy, and hope you are too! The collection is based on Jennifer’s artwork and named after her childhood neighborhood in St. Croix; an island near and dear to her heart. Jennifer dove head first into painting in the summer of 2015 after taking online classes at CreativeBug with Pam Garrison.
One of Jennifer’s early paintings….

Little did she know, painting would some become a passion, and she started painting every day. First with acrylics and watercolors and now with mainly oil paints. This line features the florals you know and love plus pineapples and the wonderful ladies faces Jennifer has been creating on canvas. Which is your favourite?

Amanda has been busy working on a quilt for Jennifer – keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram to see her progress. Its so much fun and bringing smiles to our faces.

This is a pattern designed by Amanda Green

Don’t miss out on these great fun prints! Order them early, because I can seem them going fast! Due November/December with us.

Hepworth Apron has arrived!

To celebrate the Launch of this awesome pattern, we are offering a discount when you order the Hepworth Apron. Use coupon code ‘launchcode’ to get £3.00 off your total.

T & C: Code can only be used once per user. Code cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon,promotion. Coupon only applies when the Hepworth Apron is included in the basket. Any questions please ask!

 

We are so excited to be stocking JenniSmithSews dress patterns. Jenni is a super talented lady and we love her designs and the fantastic support she gives her students. She is making it her pledge to provide support tutorials on her makes, leaving no seamstress behind! You can have fun with your favourite pattern or use each one to learn new skills. Check out her Facebook and Instagram feeds too as there are so many posts already to get you motivated!

The first from Jenni is the very classy Hepworth Apron. Its clean lines make it an attractive and functional apron. She’s added a great pocket that is crying out to be embellished to stamp your own personality onto this great classic shape.

Who is Jenni Smith?

Jenni Smith Ltd is a studio based in a historic mill in the centre of Ilkley, West Yorkshire.  Her aim is to share our love of sewing and the endless possibilities of cloth and thread.

Jenni teaches studio classes in dressmaking, quilting and textile art. We are developing a range of to provide all the right tools to complete a project and build the skills and confidence of our lovely customers.

Jenni has been sewing for the last 25 years.  She grew up in a house where her mum and nan stitched upholstery for the caravans and trailer tents designed by her grandfather.  She studied History of Art and Italian at University before working as an Associate Producer in documentaries. In 2006 she spent a year in Toronto where she learned how to quilt and her love of dressmaking grew with the birth of her daughter a few years later.

For the past three years Jenni has been taught by sewing veteran Ann Ladbury.  She has also developed her own series of textile art and has made original pieces for Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis and US artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon.

Jenni’s goal is to share her knowledge and enthusiasm, inspiring a new generation of people  to embrace the handmade revolution

Here’s what Jenni has to say about the Hepworth,

What’s in a name?

As well as sewing, one of my major passions is the History of Art.  I studied the subject for my degree at University, combined with Italian.

Sculptor and artist Barbara Hepworth was born in Yorkshire, where our studio is based. Her work is a constant source of inspiration and I grew up admiring the beautiful contours of her sculpted forms, and use of natural materials. 

You can read about the mission behind Jenni Smith Studio patterns here

So what are you waiting for?! Click the link to order your Hepworth Apron now!

New Lewis and Irene!

The last 4 weeks have been busy with 2 new arrivals from Lewis & Irene. Countryside Winter and Celtic Blessings have arrived! Clearly we are not the only ones thinking about Christmas as our Lewis and Irene panels have been flying off the shelves. Limited stock already on the Christmas Bunting, so if you want some of this cute easy sew, grab it quick before its gone!

So we now have cute Santas, magestic stags, sweet robins, some amazing woodland creatures. Oh and some fabulous blenders and classics in there too. Wonderful strips and tonals that will cross across collections!

Also, we’ve re-organised the way we do Pre-orders.  Use the coupon code ‘preorder10’ when ordering in our ‘Pre-Order’ section and get 10% off! So it pays to play ahead!

Happy Sewing!