I also have a new colour range of tana lawn pieces in pretty pinks lilacs and mauves, as scarves, cushions and sets of just the pieces.
Just making the final preparations for the Autumn Quilt Show at Duxford, some new things, and some worn and washed favourites and a special tray of all rare fabrics and colour ways. The “vintage stitchery” selections have been very popular so there is a big new range all ready to inspire you creatively. I just need to find a way to speed the process of putting them together!
Increasingly I am hand sewing the scarves and cushions and have arranged things so you can choose the thread yourself from the whole selection, for either machine or hand stitching.
“worn and washed fabrics” will go into its 15th season next year which is amazing! I am planning a few changes. I would like to ask you to take part in a small survey, please let me know if you are at the next two shows. I will also post the survey details here on my blog when my show season has finished.
I am conscious that an announcement about future workshops is overdue, apologies dear reader but the logistics are proving awkward at the moment.
And so to Duxford, it is on October 28 29 and 30, and then afterwards on to the glorious “Cowslip Workshops” Christmas Fair on November 18 19 20, Cowslip beautiful venue is just outside Launceston in the county of Cornwall.
See you soon!
A really big ‘thank you’ to everyone of you that I saw at the Festival of Quilts, the return trip was considerably lighter, so its busy times now to get ready for the next show which is:
Handmade and Homegrown, the 25th anniversary show of the Kent Surrey and Sussex Quilters Guild at Hever Castle in Kent, 2 ,3 and 4 September.
The new “vintage stitchery” packs were a great success at the Festival so I’ve made more, finding and buying all the bits and pieces is great fun, creates more mess but I think the results are worth it.
I’ve also made new flannel bundles and as a change some dull 3m x 4″ bundles inspired by an old quilt from a few years back. Plus a new batch of the popular “toybox” mini quilt rolls.
Very soon it will be Kirsty Allsops Handmade week end at Hampton Court September 16, 17 and 18, so all the new ideas will be finished and with me there.
Still making commission pieces, this big flannel bundle in blues has been a project for this week end. Email me at email@example.com if you’d like a special order.
See you all very soon!
A long overdue (again) update but there’s lots to tell so here it is:
I have up dated the shows and events page to reflect new bookings.
There are new quilt colourways for the Festival of Quilts and some updates on old favourites.
The newest is “worn out flip flops”, inspired by a row of old flip flops resting on the deck of a surf shack, it has lots of texture and there are two different colours, a stronger blue, terracotta, dull pink with old linen and “flip flop” light which leans more towards dull blues and pinks.
Lots of favourite pinks, in smooths, flannels and a mix of both, plus a mix of mauves and blue originally made about 10 years ago and a re vamp of the “washday blues”.
I’ve re cut the “shabby chic” range and included some very lightweight damask with a red strip, along with lovely Laura Ashley confetti.
The Liberty selection packs have some additional colour ranges along with the “ready to sew ” 40 piece selections, all exclusively packed by us and some new scarf and cushion packs.
I was also able to buy a large selection of beautiful sylko threads, soft muted colours, great for machine and hand sewing, I quilted the “flip flop” quilt with the dullest mauve.
Please don’t forget that the facebook pages: kim porter fabrics and worn and washed fabrics are updated regularly so I look forward to seeing you there.
see you soon,