Friday, 26 June 2015

This Week at PlainStitch

As the school term winds down, and summer starts to heat up, things in the Workroom are still at full throttle with so many lovely things being made.....

We had such fun at our new class to make these Lanyard Keyrings. Its a fun, fast class and you make 3 keyring chains to take away. I'm planning to run a second little class-ette alongside Therapy Thursday next week so if you want to join in, drop us an e mail and we'll book you a spot - they make such a great teacher present too! We are also selling these as kits to make more at home.

We've been making so many colourful pouches...choosing zips and fabric is just the best fun! We have another class on July 8th 7pm if you'd like to join in the summer pouch craze at PlainStitch.

Our Farmers Wife evening class are making amazing progress...they're over half way and their blocks look so lovely.

I've been sewing binding in the sunshine Heather Ross Bunting Quilt is all finished and in The Workroom. We're making a kit for this quilt with a pattern sheet when the new Heather Ross Tiger Lily fabric comes out....we're expecting it in August.

My Simple Sampler classes are nearing their final classes and their quilt blocks are fantastic..some great colour choices.

Oh, by the way...we now have all this lovely colourful bias binding in stock at The Workroom.

My English Paper Piecing class are drafting their own patterns, their fabrics are chosen and their quilt tops are taking much amazing colour!

We made great vintage purses..this is such a great project...join us for a class in the autumn.

Claire's Patchwork Sewing Machine Class was fantastic! Its the first time that this class has run and it was a blast! Everyone made a fabulous machine cover - I'll do another post with the finished pics...I missed the end of the class, but i've been seeing them bought into the Workroom all week! Squealtastic! Mine is half made...cant wait to get it finished !

Jeanne's Dressmaking How To Do Everything Properly Class also wound up today to some of the most fabulous reviews from this terms students. This class is for anyone who really wants to polish their dressmaking skills. Learn how to alter patterns to fit and finish like a bespoke professional. Jeanne has been sewing the most perfectly finished tailored garments all of her life and has so many tips and hints...this really is a masterclass. It'll run again in the autumn so don't miss this class.

Look at these fantastic mid century vintage knitting needles that one of our lovely students bought in from their mum. Aren't they wonderful?

A wonderful group of The Wendover Sewing Bee ladies volunteered their time and good cheer to come into school and sew poppies for our Wendover Remembers Quilt with kids in year 3 to 6 at The Wendover C of E Junior School. Last week we also sewed with little Year 2 kids at The John Hampden School in Wendover and next week we will be sewing with some lovely residents at Cherry Tree's Residential Home in Wendover. This is for our community wall hanging commissioned by our village Parish Council. It's such a wonderful project and i'll be sharing lots more work in progress shots over the next few weeks as it all comes together.

We had such fun sewing with these great kids..didn't they do well?

More binding sewing for me this week as i finished off my Vintage Christmas Baubles Quilt ahead of the class in Oct. This will be a 3 class project where we will rotary cut, machine piece and whip up this fast fun Christmas quilt in plenty of time before xmas. Feel both warm and smug this Christmas!

Lots of work inprogress shots for the autumn classes...Victorias Autumn Embroidery Sampler Class is looking soooo beautiful! I'm signed up for that one already!

There was more wonderful embroidery with Vic today as her Embroidered Needlebooks class was back....such a nice feel good class this one! For complete beginners to embroidery ...become a convert to the joys of hand sewing in these wonderful vibrant coloured threads. Again this class runs again in the autumn.

Modern Appliqué class is one of my total favourites and this year has been such an amazing class. Look what they made!!! And this is just some of them, i'll get more pics of the others  asap too ( lots of people on hols at the moment)..but as you can see this is a seriously high achieving lot! Breathtaking!

Phew....we'll do it all again next week! Don't miss out on our Farm Girl Vintage Hoe Down Day on Wed 8th July. If you haven't got a book yet, do let me know and i'll save you one - the last delivery sold out in an's just one of the most fab patchwork books in years and its a global phenomenon...just google Farm Girl Vintage to find out more. I have my blocks cut out and ready to sew and I am the proud owner of a glittery stars and stripes Stetson ready for the day! We'll sew from 9.30am- 3pm, it's £15 and bring a Farm Girl picnic lunch, yeeh ha!

See you next week at PlainStitch!