My apologies for not having been in touch for a while I have had a lot of stitching to do for the Beating Around The Bush Convention in Australia – Sep/Oct this year. Next week I will show you some of the workshops I will be offering but meantime you can take a look here at all the workshops available: BATB. There are some gorgeous projects on offer this year, with world renowned teachers, and it is a great event, not to be missed. The sweet solitude workshop has been replaced with Sweet Peas From My Garden as shown below.
Spring is here in Cape town as I guess it is in other parts of the world also – we have some maple trees on the estate that I live on and they are all turning gorgeous shades of orange and red – so pretty! Spring heralds newness and flowers in bloom, so we are celebrating with the return of the Pansies & Anemones designs. They are available as pattern booklets this means that you get a full colour printed booklet with step by step instructions, a material list and tracing outline but none of the fabric etc, as in the kits. It is more cost effective and you can use your own fabric, threads etc which I am sure you have a good stash of at home:). The Redoute’s Sweet Peas kit is also back in stock and both the Sweet Peas & Briar Roses are also available as pattern booklets. I hope to make many of the kit projects available as pattern booklets when time allows. There is a new section in the Etsy shop here for PATTERN BOOKLETS.
CREASES IN FABRIC
A little note here about removing the creases in your fabric. When you receive a kit with the pre-printed fabric folded up it will have a crease line in it. If this does not come out with ironing, you can safely wash and iron the fabric to remove the crease without fear of removing the printed outline – this is professionally screen printed and will not wash out. Another little tip for removing hoop marks and creases, is to roll your fabric up in a plastic bag, put in the deep freeze for about an hour and iron. This seems to have the effect of relaxing the fibres and the marks iron out beautifully. Untill next time wherever you are be it winter, spring, summer or autumn have a wonderful weekend and many happy stitching hours. Trish