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Getting Cosy with Designers – Cori Blunt and Lynette Anderson

Be inspired by the magical designs of our truly amazing contributors. CORI BLUNT, CHITTER CHATTER DESIGNS Website: www.chitterchatterdesigns.com “Who knows where life will take me, but I will tell you this … I’ll have a piece of fabric and needle and thread in tow!” MY DESIGN STYLE IS: “Light-hearted and whimsical, with a bit of […]

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Quick Stitch: Watermelon Pouch with Trixi Symons

Trixi Symonds serves up the finest slice of watermelon ever – all luscious and lovely, but without sticky fingers and pesky pips. Her multi-purpose pouch is simple delicious – and made in a matter of minutes. Trixi Symonds, Founder of Sew a Softie – Websites: www.sewasoftie.com; www.colouredbuttons.com You will need: 25cm (10in) diameter circle of […]

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Special Feature: Lace & The City

Metropolises around the world are being embellished with ethereal lace sculptures that float above canals, appear to grow out of boardwalks and act as open-air theatres. In sharp contrast to the weighty structures and subdued tones of the cityscapes that act as their backdrops, these breezy, romantic artworks delight and surprise. It’s the juxtaposition of […]

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Selvedge with designer Lauren Porter

After a long-haul flight, Lauren Porter’s winged creatures seek antique tools for their stopover spots. A nightingale perches on a pair of scissors, a swallow swings on an embroidery hoop, a coal tit rests on a metal key and a wren admires the view from a hammer. The birds seems very content with staying there […]

Deb Louie

Fancy Feathers With Deborah Louie

Well, I have decided that after more than 10 years of writing this column, it is time to finish. This is for no other reason than I wish to spend more time creating new quilts for teaching at workshops, filming more online classes and writing more of my books. My time with Quilters Companion magazine […]

Ann Wood

Welcome to Ann Wood’s Workroom

Geographically ambiguous, hauntingly beautiful and the hub of artistic industry. Ann Wood’s moody blue surroundings foster remarkable creativity and provide shelter for her and her dolls and soft animal sculptures – By Susan Hurley   Here’s a little guessing game for you: Where would you find this studio space? Bet you go straight for Victorian […]

Lisa Mattock

Selvedge with designer Lisa Mattock

Who needs therapists when you can take to stitching instead? That is, if you try the Lisa Mattock approach. Her explanation for her particular style of layer-upon-layer-upon-layer of patches, stitches and scrappy bits goes like this: “Slow stitching, I call it. And it centres around ‘make do and mend’ and the ‘waste not, want note’ […]

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Special Feature: The World of Tilda

Welcome to the world of Tilda’s creative dynamo, Tone Finnanger. It’s the meeting place of whimsy, romance and unbeatable style. We all know and love the Tilda brand, but how well do we know its founder and creative director, Tone Finnanger? With years of successful business to her credit, she is still at the top […]