Thursday, 22 September 2016

Mary in Stitch Magazine

Mary McIntosh's Texture Adventures technique features in Stitch Magazine this month.

Stitch magazine Oct/Nov edition 2016

Mary teaches this technique of layering fabrics with sheers, stitching and then cutting back as a workshop to groups and also sells packs to create an 8" panel
Page 44 of Stitch Magazine

Texture Adventures project (detail)

To order a pack or to find a list of Mary's workshops please email her on: or visit 

Monday, 19 September 2016

Janet's off on tour again

Janet Valentine will be showing a quilt selected as part of 'The Living World' touring exhibition 2016 - 2017
Daisy, Daisy, Daisies by Janet Valentine

Janet says "The piece is called Daisy, Daisy, Daisies and was inspired by the thousands of daisies that grow in my garden each summer. I leave the front lawn to grow, allowing the wild flowers to seed and helping the wildlife.
It was stencilled and roller painted with fabric paints after dyeing the fabric. Machine stitching and couching.

The tour dates and venues are as follows:
  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, Westpoint Centre, Exeter: 22-25 September 2016
  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, EventCity, Manchester: 2-4 February 2017
  • The Scottish Quilting Show, SECC, Glasgow: 2-5 March 2017
  • Fashion & Embroidery, NEC, Birmingham: 16-19 March 2017
  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, Eikon Centre, Belfast: 30 March – 1 April 2017
  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, HIC, Harrogate: 6-8 April 2017
  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, ExCeL, London: 20-22 April 2017

Daisy, Daisy, Daisies (detail)