Patchwork & Quilting

  • New England with Mandy - 2 days in Lowell

    DAYS 3 & 4 - LOWELL

    We say goodbye to Boston, which we all loved, and head to Lowell to visit the New England Quilt Museum. Fancy a coffee stop and a quilt shop on route? Yes please we all shout, and so Quilters Common at Wakefield it was to be. Continue reading
  • New England with Mandy - First few days in Boston

    DAYS 1 & 2 - BOSTON

    Untitled-11 O ur journey over the pond to Boston was efficient and pleasant- a good film, a bit of stitching and in no time we were settled in at our hotel. Boston did not fail to delight everyone, the historic district, downtown and Boston common were all within walking distance ready for discovering. Our bus tour and guide (who had a lovely Irish lilt) were brilliant. We stopped by the statue of Wendell Phillips, champion of the slave, and then to the Harriet Tubman square. I found revisiting this statue very emotional, I have been telling Harriet's story in the form of a quilt for over ten years so it's very dear to my heart. We happened upon the caretaker of this square and he filled us in on the statue and area which was an added bonus! Continue reading
  • Bucket List – Top Destinations For Traditional Textiles



    hilst on holiday we're always up for some textile shopping. But we're not talking tacky t-shirts and souvenirs. Although it may be tricky to see past the tourist merchandise whilst on holiday, there are some hidden gems if you know where to look. A holiday abroad can actually be an ideal opportunity to pick up some authentic, traditional textiles if you know where to look! We've rounded up the Top 10 destinations to get your hands on some traditional textiles & explore how they're made.

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  • 10 Travel Tips for Crafters - How to take your project with you!


    It might not come as a surprise but we think holidaying & crafting go hand in hand. While just the thought of transporting your craft supplies anywhere may trigger sweaty palms and a sense of uncontrollable panic, where there's a will there's a way! Regardless of your passion - knitting, crochet, stitching or quilting, we've got the essential tips for packing those projects!

    1. PLAN. PLAN. PLAN.

    This may sound obvious but make sure you plan what to take. Although not nearly as important as your crafting supplies, you may get a few strange looks if you run out of space for clothes in your luggage and so planning is key! Only take the essentials & leave anything that hasn't been used for 15 years or is still in packaging - you probably won't be using it! Continue reading
  • Top 10 Pom Pom Projects

    title The Pom Pom is a simple craft, often under-rated - maybe due to it's silliness. However, we're all for silliness and it looks like we're not the only ones! We're embracing pom poms with a collection of crafts to showcase these little fluffy fella's in all their glory. Continue reading

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