Thursday, February 24, 2011

A competition! Win patterns from the shop!

We're running a competition along with The Sewing Directory.  We are providing two winners with a pattern of their choice from the shop.  All you have to do is choose a pattern, go to The Sewing Directory, fill out the form, and cross your fingers!

Good luck!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Patterns by Figgy's - New Sizes and working with knits

We recently received some new stock from the lovely Patterns by Figgy's.  They have expanded their range by adding the larger 8-14 year sizes to their Tee for Two and Little Woo patterns.  Both of these require working with knits. (perfect with our Cafe Dot interlock knits from Oliver & S)  And, don't be afraid of working with knits... they assure us that if we follow a few rules it's actually a very forgiving fabric to work with!  They have a great blog post here about working with knits, and another showing us yet more tips and tricks.

If you want more inspiration, then take a look at their Flickr pool.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Hurricane - new and improved.

Not too long ago we added the 'Hurricane' to our selection of bundles.  This was nineteen fat quarters of each of the Klona Cottons that we had in stock.  Since then, we have expanded our range of Klona colours to twenty-nine and so a change of tactic was necessary with the Hurricane. 

Those of you who are not familiar with the Klona (not to be confused with Kona) Cotton.  This is a medium weight, wider width cotton which has a lovely quality of colour and weave.  We sell the Klona Cotton at £5.50 a metre.

Anyhow, we decided to split the Hurricane into 'Strong' and 'Soft' palettes.  The 'Strong' consists of fifteen fat quarters, and the 'Soft' of fourteen.  The bundles do not overlap in any way, so to order both gives you twenty-nine fat quarters - one of each colour in our plains range.

And, whilst we are on the subject of our Klonas, we have added a swatch card to the shop.  So now you can colour match before you buy.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Amy Butler Soul Blossoms now in the shop...

We have a selection of Amy Butlers Soul Blossoms fabric now in the shop.  A gorgeous vibrant range of prints that lend themselves very well to both craft projects and dressmaking.

This is what Amy says about the range: 'A visual interpretation of an enchanted, modern passage through the floral delights of India. Dreamy jewel toned prints in multi-hued flowers and designs - uplifting and passionate - weave together an ethnic inspired story.'