• Lipari Totes

    June 03, 2015

    We've just uploaded a new free booklet to our free patterns page on the website, on the Instant Colour page and right here! Thanks to Sew Mama Sew you can dabble in some quick fashion fixes with six new totes that each use a Lipari Fat 8ths Pack. The booklet tells you a bit about each designer and takes you to their blog for the tutorials and patterns. Lipari Fat8th200x260 Don't forget to send us a picture of how you have interpreted these great patterns. LipariTotesBooklet_cover Read more
  • Lipari Totes

    July 11, 2014

    Look what happened through Sew Mama Sew  20014-07ToteBags Match the who's who  of the Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challengers (and follow how to make them): Teresa of Dandelion DriftAnjeanette Klinder; Jennifer of Sewplicity; Megan of Monkey Beans; Erin of Seamstress Erin; Michelle of Falafel and the Bee Read more
  • Bags to elephants

    July 10, 2014

    Kate Evans let her imagination run wild with a whole load of Oakshott fabrics. She says: "I'm not sure the pictures do justice to the wonderful colours and effects of the fabrics." Very kind Kate but they certainly made us smile. 2014-07KateEvans Read more
  • Oakshott Across France

    June 05, 2014

    The wonderfully enthusiastic (and talented) Jacqueline Marangos not only uses and designs with Oakshott fabrics but sells them at festivals and exhibitions round France. She has produced this beautiful little bag in Ruby Reds (kit available): [caption id="attachment_181" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Jacqueline Marangos bags Ruby Reds Jacqueline Marangos bags Ruby Reds[/caption] English-speaking, button-mad Jacqueline runs L'Aigulle Boutique in Burgundy and has taken Oakshott fabrics to Nantes and Paris and in July (4-6) she will be at the Festival du Lin in Normandy. [expand title="Jacqueline de L'Aiguillée Boutique vend les tissus Oakshott en ligne et serait heureuse de vous renseigner. Read more in French."] Visitez son site sur www.aiguilleeboutique.com Avez-vous remarqué que cette année les couleurs sont vives et éclatantes comme pour chasser la grisaille de l'hiver. Cela change de nos beiges et noirs que nous aimons tant.  Des vestes, manteaux, bijoux, chaussures sont de toutes les teintes gaies et colorées et, oui, il y en a aussi pour la « quilteuse ».   Oakshott tissus pour patchwork vient de sortir 57 couleurs chatoyantes dans la gamme Colourshott, parfaites pour le patchwork et l'habillement.  
    "Est-ce que c'est de la soie"? demandent 50 fois par jour des clients à l'Aiguillée en Fête ou Pour l'Amour du Fil à Nantes, tellement les tissus Oakshott ont un aspect soyeux et irisé. Non le tissu Oakshott c'est du coton,  100% tissé à la main en Inde, créé par  Michael Oakshott un anglais qui a grandi là bas. Il fabrique ces tissus dans le cadre d'un commerce équitable.
    57 nouveaux coloris saluent le printemps avec une nouvelle  largeur  de 137 cm et un grammage légèrement supérieur ce qui vous permettra de faire non seulement du patchwork mais également de la couture.
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  • Sharing colour since 2010

    May 25, 2014

    We first met Fiona across a crowded exhibition aisle in February 2010 and have been having fun with her approach to sewing ever since! Fiona Pullen runs the online sewing directory as a central UK online platform for sewing businesses to promote themselves and as a one stop site for people who love sewing so they can find details of suppliers, sewing workshops, free projects, sewing techniques, industry news, competitions, events etc. She gets 60-70,000 visitors a month so she gets plenty of offers to contribute content, particularly if it involves  free fabric Emoji since they get to keep and enjoy what they make. For instance there's a husband  wearing this tie to work now and loving it. sewing-directoryTie-sharable It was designed by keen crafter Miriam Faulkner.  You can find Miriam blogging at moremiriam. Instructions are on the sewing directory site. This was one of two  projects The Sewing Directory ran as a fabric challenge with Oakshott. Fiona shared the details of the fabrics on her site and invited people to submit ideas of what they would make with them.  She then chose her two favourite ideas and sent them the fabric to make up their items and write the tutorials (go to her original post here). The second project was a perfect little evening bag (instructions here) by Anna Wilson (you can find more projects from her on her blog www.awilson.co.uk or find her handmade products on Etsy. sewing-directoryEvening Bag Read more