It’s been a while since we told you anything about our new fabrics as we’ve just had so many other exciting things going on: the kids’ craft club, the Halloween birthday party (only two days to go!) and all our new classes. But today since many of you will be taking some time off work to hang out with the kids over half term, we’re giving you the chance to take a sneaky peak at our most recent deliveries and get your fingers itching to do some wintry inspired sewing.
As anyone who has been into the shop recently will know, we do have plenty of Halloween and Christmas fabrics in stock for those of you who want to crack on with seasonal makes; but we’re also aware that many sewers and crafters still want to carry on making other things at this time of year, and not everyone wants to include Father Christmas fabric in their autumn winter wardrobe. So in a little reprise from all the pumpkins and stockings, here are some of our new and exciting, but also quite grownup fabrics.
Gorgeous circles and spiral designs in warm grey, rich green and calm beige – we’re thinking purses, bags, pencil cases, but also cushions and possibly curtains.
Beautiful subtle purples, and dinky florals – quite autumnal in feel, but still rich enough to make you feel colourful – good for skirts and blouses; spot on for this season’s colour palette, ladies and gents!
Stars don’t have to be for Christmas – but they also don’t have to be traditional red and white either. Make yourself some alternative festive decorations with these simple stars in chartreuse green, black and warn grey.
Interesting textures don’t just have to come from woven fabrics – we’ve got two of these intriguing woolen designs in stock (perfect for those who still haven’t learnt how to knit) which look like a plain stocking stitch. Plus, there’s a dark brown with faint white and red flecks, that looks like a tweedy sort of fabric, an ideal look for the winter months.
Kids aren’t to be left out of our new season stock as you can see from the main image at the top of the page. These simply lovely Hungry Caterpillar prints are just crying out to be made into anything and everything for babies and young children. Cot quilts, play mats, comforters, fabric books – basically anything you can think of to show off the delightful caterpillar, all his brightly coloured food, and the gorgeous spotty print to match it. We’ve also got our hands on some cute little owls and squirrels in picture frames (there’s nothing better than woodland creatures in rows of ornate frames, we think) and a lovely cars and roads pattern, covered with trees and scenery, which would make a fantastic pair of curtains for a little person’s room.
Don’t forget – our Halloween First Birthday Party takes place 10am – 3pm this Friday 31st October – see you in the shop for cakes and tea, Halloween crafts for kids, felt badge making for grownups, and plenty of spooky decorations for sale!