• Is the quilting world ready for Scandinavia?

    February 27, 2015

    Scandinavia is the name of Oakshott Fabrics' newest shot cotton collection. Scandinavia range_ruched1 The inspiration for this palette of eight calm, muted tones of vaporous blues, soft greys, milky whites and  woody shades comes from the clean, bright, airy colours of stylish Scandinavian interiors and the ethereal quality of northern winter light. We've had great fun drawing up a Scandinavia board on Pinterest full of images that echo these luminous colours. To celebrate the launch of Scandinavia Leanne Chahley  designed this beautiful  quilt/wallhanging (given a sneak preview at QuiltCon in Texas) called Hint: USE-Hint-front   We love the graphic shapes and the texture the quilting gives the fabrics. The kit for Hint is available in two sizes (40" x 40" / 102 cm x 102 cm or 84"x 84" / 213 cm x 213 cm) complete with the fabric (enough for front and back) and a pattern booklet with template. We hope you enjoy banishing the winter doldrums with these luscious Nordic lights. Read more
  • Flutter your creativity

    July 28, 2014

    Another Kiwi connection has been having fun with Lakes, log cabins and butterflies!
    I sat down with some scraps from my Lakes bundle and sewed a wonky logcabin version of my butterfly pattern. It was unlike any version of the pattern that I had sewn before and I immediately fell in love with it all over again.
    Lakes, logcabin and butterfly In fact, so much fun she's come up with a fantastic Butterfly Challenge for everybody to participate in.
    As I looked at the block, it got me thinking about how much I love playing with established patterns and giving them a new twist. I also love seeing what other people do with my patterns, so I threw the two ideas together and spontaneously decided to run The Butterfly Challenge on my blog in the month of August.
      Full details on her Tartanwiki blog. Thanks Juliet
    (who said: your awesome fabrics have yet again inspired me!)
    and we look forward to featuring the results (whatever material is used!) Read more
  • Invest in colour

    July 02, 2014

    The wonderful Oakshott Warehouse Sale is on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 July 2014

    Come and bag a bargain:

    or several – and help us make space for our new Autumn deliveries!
    • Iridescent 100% cotton Quilting Fabrics
    • Special unrepeatable bundles
    • Soft Furnishing fabrics
    are all reduced to clear.

    Lakes

    New arrivals

    Additions to our New Colourshott and Lakes collections will be available to see and buy, and why not take a sneak preview of our new quilt designs from Lynne Goldsworthy, Amy Friend and more. Join us at 19 Bamel Way, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4BH Further information from 01452 371571 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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