Tuesday Tips

Crafty Tips and Hints

One of our followers found these amazing books on crochet and knitting – direct from Japan Click here. These are great if you are a chart follower, as charts uses a universal language unlike written patterns across the world.

Pomadour24’s Craft Cafe not only has a large range of knitting and crochet patterns, you can also find sewing and felting alongside beading, embroidery and patchwork. A great resource that needed to be shared.

 

Photo source: Pomadour24

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Crochet Symbols Photo source: DMC

 

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Throwback Thursday

Keepsake Bears

April 2015

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All these bears were handmade using memorable pieces of clothing or fabrics and were machine & hand sewn by Medway participants. For all of Unravel & Unwind’s classes visit our website or for shorter more general information sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Throwback Thursday

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January 2015

Pattern drafting for a simple pencil skirt with Rachel (our very own volunteer and face of Bette Love)

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Tuesday Tips

20150404_132620Crazy Quilting, Beading, embroidery and Silk Ribbon Embroidery

This time last year I came across some amazing looking embroidery blocks, they were beautiful, misshaped, full, busy and best of all just plain crazy. I fell in love with them instantly. I was then pointed in the direction of an amazing website with online classes where I could learn the techniques needed to create a crazy quilt block. The online class created by Shawkl.com lasted about 8 weeks and was full of wonderful creative people from all over the world. During the class I completed 2 quilt blocks and have gone on to create 2 more.

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Shawkl.com runs the classes throughout the year and runs follow up online workshops too. To find out more about crazy quilting and to register on the next round, 11-13 May 2016, visit the open registration page.

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Faye’s class block
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Terry Pratchett Inspired
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Inspired by “My Golden Child” by Lyn Tidy
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Alice in Wonderland

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Book Review

BOOK REVIEW:

Introduction to making cloth dolls by Jan Horrox

Article written by our lovely volunteer, Bernice.

cloth doll book“My mother bought me this book in 2012 and it inspired me to start making dolls and I haven’t looked back since.  I had recently had an operation and this craft really made me feel like I was putting myself back together again.  Since then I have gone on to design my own dolls – here is a picture of a doll that I created to look like me!”  You can find out more about Bernice’s work as a fine artist here

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Self-portrait doll of Bernice

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