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

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