You will find worn and washed fabrics on stand E25 not 45, as stated in the index of the show programme 😦 , pretty much in the same place as we always are at The Festival of Quilts!
On display are the faded flip flop bundles inspired by a row of retired flip flops seen marking a flower border in Hale, Cornwall, the latest colour way addition to the worn and washed range.
The Liberty cushion, scarf packs sold extremely well on the first day so hopefully I’ll have enough to see me through till Sunday!
Lots of people dropped by and updated us on how their projects are going this is always a delight as you lot are so clever. Please send us pictures I’d love to see them!
I am being asked about the chances of a workshop being announced soon. We’ll sort out the diary and let you know what is going on by mid-September.
I hope to see you very soon,
Bye bye and thank you for your wonderful support.
Just a quick up date. I have finished two projects which will have their outings at the next two events Decorative Living Fair at Eridge May 13/14 and Quilts UK Malvern May 19/22.
I have completed three ranges of pinks, “shabby chic” with a hint of Liberty,
The original “pink and blue” plus a faded but floral pink with touches of other pastels.
The cushion packs have done really, really well. The feedback is great, my customers have loved that a project is well within anyone’s reach and quick. The finished look is just special, plus there is plenty of scope for making it even more individual.
This is another addition to the “textured tana” range, a small cushion, finished size 12″ square (30cm), the envelope contains the ready cut pieces,interfacing, decorative thread, etc etc. For the Decorative Living Fair at Eridge May 13/14 I will also have a small selection of finished cushions for sale, or if you are visiting Olney both cushions and “ready to sew “ envelopes will be at My Little Vintage from Saturday 30th April.
These of course are all available by mail order all you have to do is ask. Pricing, well it will depend on the post and packaging. Please email me to order and quote the P&P!
Commission work is so highly personally rewarding work as it sparks many creative ideas.
So don’t be shy about contacting me with your wishes and likes. Today for example I am starting on work for a lady in south Africa who wants “our look” rather than the bright sunshine colours of Africa,
Of course I still supply the biggest collection of Liberty lawn in strips, pieces, and sample pieces, I am collating them into colour way sets, my current favourite is “mistral” teamed with rigorously washed linen and cotton. I will have plenty of hexagons at the shows, in packs of 50 ALL DIFFERENT DESIGNS, with matching paper templates, I have recently acquired a new batch of classic pieces to do this, plus die cut shapes in hearts and leaves.
Keep watching here or on my “facebook” page for more bundles, fabrics, liberty tana lawn collections and all things different,
Please note I will not be at Duxford this November but will be at the Knit & Stitch show at Alexandra Palace, London between the 10th and 13th of October, so if you are coming please drop by.
I have a good lot of big 4m bundles, many pale but sprinkled with the strong “old Swedish” range amongst these are some of the softest “old blue strippy” packs I have been able to make for some time, a real treat to work with too.
The range of “forgotton flannels ” increased dramatically a month or so ago, so plenty of soft florals in pink and blue are available, why not give flannel a go it’s so rewarding. The range of Liberty pieces has also increased, new sample books in the larger size and packs of 4 pieces 7.5″ x 5.5″ in a myriad of colours and designs, a real opportunity to increase your Liberty library.
I also have a limited number of bags of hexagons with papers, not quite firsts but they do contain a superb range of designs ready to sew, plus the trimming bags , now in two sizes 1m or 2m by weight approximately and when there gone this will be the last of them!
I am pleased to say that my next outing is to the Decorative Living Fair, May 15th in Kent (more details below) and I have made a special quilt top. Hopefully it will have some hand quilting by May.There are just 8 bundles available, £55.00 each, and the finished size is 50” x 70”. I also have a new batch of the “washday blues” quilt, which was very popular at the spring Knit and Stitch show at Olympia. A highlight of that show was being able to jump into a taxi in time for tea in Harrods….highly recommended, in the small balcony overlooking the food hall.
For anyone living locally, I will also be at the MK Handmade and Vintage Fair on June 1st and 2nd, in Middleton Hall, Milton Keynes.
Just head for John Lewis and its in the open space right in front of the main entrance to the store. A slightly different event but I will have bundles of fabric, Liberty lawn pieces with a vintage theme and all the bits and pieces.
I will be joined by Sonja of Sew Sonja fame who makes the delightful and exclusive angels using re claimed fabrics and trimmings plus other original wares.
There are plenty of bundles available by mail order, and we do have a huge amount of fabric in the pipeline for the Festival of Quilts , so any individual ideas can easily be achieved, just let me know. No hidden charges for the bespoke service, which includes pictures sent to you for your approval of my selections.
After that the next venture is The Festival of Quilts, two week earlier than usual in August (8th to 11th). There will be some new packs combining different sized pieces, but its still work in progress, so more news next month on this.
The Decorative Living Fair will be held on THURSDAY 16TH MAY, 2013 at Eridge Park on the borders of Kent and Sussex. Tickets are available to buy at http://carolinezoob.co.uk/shop/the-decorative-living-fair-tickets/
This now annual event is held at Eridge Park, a beautiful country estate on the borders of Kent and Sussex and has been run over the past six years by textile designer Caroline Zoob and antiques dealer Henrietta ‘Hetty’ Purbrick. Over the years they have discovered wonderful dealers selling a wide variety of antique, vintage and decorative contemporary goods. As always lots going on but hopefully I will get to meet you at one of these events over the next few months.