We all love a project that appears fiendishly difficult but is in fact simple to make! Jennie Rayment excels in creating designs that tick both boxes and what's more, she shares her techniques in tutorials and workshops.
The acknowledged queen of twiddling and fiddling, Jennie manipulates fabric to create tantalising textures - she's a true fabric engineer! Her highly original style and technique make her unique in her field. Yet, she assures us, her magical formations can be reproduced by sewers of all abilities. The added benefit is that they're versatile enough to be incorporated into quilts, garments, home decor, bags, boxes and more.
To whet your appetite, Jennie has sent us two more tasters of projects that you can expect to see this year. Trumpets (above) is a design that she will be teaching at the Festival of Quilts and at branches of Crafter's Companion, whilst Hexagonia (below) will feature in her new book, coming soon. Impressive as they are, Jennie promises that both are very simple to create.
The eagle-eyed will spot Jennie's love for our Oakshotts and Lipari in particular. When we asked what she looks for when choosing fabric, she told us:
Firmly woven fabrics create the best textural effects - materials with more body maintain the folds.