Sunday, October 17, 2010

New Fabric, Weeks 2 & 3, Oct, 2010

The last 2 weeks have passed by so quickly. I went up to Inglewood, near New Plymouth, last week to teach a "Playdays" class. In this class students 'play' with Lutradur, Tyvek, Evolon, Copper Shim & painted fusibles. I had 17 eager ladies in the class having fun playing with these different items and learning how they work. Thank you ladies for a wonderful day inside, the weather wasn't too good outside so it was a great day to play.
This weekend just gone I was a merchant at the Feilding Kowhai Quilters exhibition which was held in the Old Coach House Museum in Feilding. This was a wonderful venue as the quilts were draped over and around all these lovely old carts, drays, buggies etc. The quilts suited being in this atmosphere and gave plenty for all to look at, including the husbands. Well done ladies, your show was great.
Putting all the fabric back takes a while but it's all done now.
New fabrics have arrived today, it is soooo much fun opening the parcels to see what is inside.
This fabric range is DeJaVu by Paula Nadelstern.
Beautiful stripes and allover patterns which can be used as they are or cut and pieced into kaleidoscope patterns. These fabrics are NZ$25.80per metre

The fabrics below are from Nancy Halvorsen's Tidings Christmas range NZ$26.30 per metre.
The lovely collection of blenders, stripes, swirls & dots all look so lovely together

This lovely stripe fabric is in chocolate & lime. NZ$28.40 per metre

Teatime Fairies NZ$26.80 per metre and the Fairy Panel (60cm wide) $16.10
Here is the panel and a close up of the panel featuring these gorgeous little fairies and cupcakes. Below is the matching fabrics featuring the fairies and cupcakes.

And lastly there is Rugby Fabric for the boys in your family. This range is designed in New Zealand and has a panel 60cm wide for NZ$13 and and allover fabric of rugby NZ$21.60 per metre.

That's the latest in store.
Think of what you could make with these fabrics and find the time (yeah right) to create something unique for your family.
Little girls will love a quilt or wall-hanging, bags or journal covers from the Teatime Fairies range and little boys will love a quilt or wall-hanging from the rugby fabrics.
Make some Christmas items now from the Nancy Halvorsen range - placemats, table runners, Christmas stockings, quilts, wall-hangings, decorations, recipe book/journal covers and much much more.
Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fabric & magazines Week 1, Oct 2010

Well, the last paper newsletter went out last week and I have had lots of people going on the email notification list. Thank you to all and thank you to those who are following this blog. It is much appreciated. I do hope to get time to look at your blogs also. Amazing where time goes!!
Here are some of the latest fabrics and magazines to arrive in store.
Last week one of my reps showed me 3 new Australian magazines that are going to come through. They are Felt, a magazine about Felting (of course), Embellish (beading, yarns etc) and Yarn (about knitting, crochet, spinning & felting). The first of these has just arrived in store, Yarn is now available. NZ$13.90 each. Felt is published twice a year and Embellish & Yarn are published 4 times a year. Lovely photos and full instructions for making items in each issue. Yarn features lots - Spinning Rain-drop Art Yarns, The History of Wool, Felted Modular Bag, Fingerless Gloves, Felted Snugboots, Pina Apple Hat, Sleeveless  Cardigan, Ogee Lace Stole, Energy Wave Wrap, Lollipop Beanie, a crocheted Cardigan or Vest and many more articles in general. Why not check out a copy now.
Then we have had these gorgeous fabrics arrive.
This lovely range of blue and white fabrics will make delicious fresh looking quilts, either as a blue and white quilt with a white background, to really pop the fabrics, or mixed in with other fabrics. NZ$26.60 per metre.

Then this beutiful large floral print has tempted me. It would be lovely as a skirt and stunning in a quilt, cushion or curtains. NZ$25.90 per metre. Think about having it as a large rectangle strippy style or maybe as large squares with other fabric blocks featured around it. Whatever you do with it I am sure it will be striking.
Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson's new magazine Quilt Life has just arrived in as well. NZ$17.90. The June 2010 issue features guidance on threads, When Embroidery IS the Quilt, Quilt Journey, the care and feeding of fabric, recipes, Eleanor Burns question & answer, the digital world, patterns for Pinwheen Party and Summer Night Sky.
Stitch magazine is a very interesting magazine as it emcpasses many things - embroidery, felting, patchwork, mixed media, etc. It is beautifully presented and easy to follow with clear instructions for the projects featured. NZ$18.40

I do so love the Quilting Arts magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors. These are the latest issues we have received. Featuring lots of mixed media, quilting and embroidery articles that produce something alittle different, they are so inspiring and well worth adding to your libraries.
Update on the quilts for Christchurch - I sent off 38 quilts a week ago (all donated) and over the last weekend members of Rose City Quilters had a charity sewing workday and we made 8 quilts with a few more to finish.What a lovely day we had.
Looking forward to hearing from you