Alison Glass, 'Art Theory'

A single bolt of 'Art Theory' arrived in store last week, and I think it was worth waiting for. We love Alison Glass fabric for it's rich colours and this one is no exception. This colour wheel of creatures and plants is offset against a dark grey on darker grey background of organic patterns. I've also included a photo of her previous fabrics to show the continuity of rich colour. The possibilities are endless.

New Alison Glass fabric

New Alison Glass fabric

Alison Glass Fabric
Previous Alison Glass fabrics

Previous Alison Glass fabrics

Art Gallery Fabrics

Some gorgeous Art Gallery fabrics arrived the other day. Beautiful spring colours with simple designs. The gentle and warm combination would look lovely in a quilt top. 

art gallery fabric
art gallery fabrics

Kathy Doughty Workshop at Hettie's Patch

In the workshop that Kathy is teaching on the weekend the 22nd & 23rd of August, we will be making a quilt from her new book (which is due to be released next year). Her classes are always inspiring, and you will learn a lot about colour and patterns and fabric choice. You will have the chance to meet and sew with some wonderful women in a comfortable classroom where there is always just the right balance of chatter and laughter. We have some spots available in her weekend workshop so if you are thinking this may be a nice weekend for you, we would love to see you there. You can call the shop to book your place, and you will then receive the requirements for the quilt and the plan for the weekend (that is, start and finish times, and food............of course!)

I can't show you a picture of the quilt (it's a secret), but I can show you this beautiful magnolia tree I saw up at Newman's Nursery on the weekend. 

I can't show you a picture of the quilt (it's a secret), but I can show you this beautiful magnolia tree I saw up at Newman's Nursery on the weekend. 

Scissors & Pin Cushions

There is currently some lovely gift ware available in the shop. Beautiful scissors and pin cushions would make a lovely addition to any sewing room and in fact, even to a dressing table or side table.

scissors

scissors

pin cushions

pin cushions

Gütermann Fabrics

We have some new fabric that just arrived the other day. Besides the very pretty toile fabrics in great colours, and the bold patterned stars, orange floral, and the blue filigree (which has little rabbit silhouettes on it also), I have to say that the best thing about these fabrics is that they are 145cm wide. That's right. So you could very well find a backing fabric for a single bed quilt right here. There are more designs to come too. It just keeps on getting better!

Gütermann fabrics

Gütermann fabrics