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July 2015 Newsletter

By July 30, 2015February 19th, 2021No Comments

The beautiful weather we were enjoying earlier in the month, forced me to raid the fabric shelves and set to making some light summer clothes for my wardrobe.  Really great to be dressmaking again, worst bit, choosing which fabric !

At the same time boxes of Christmas fabric arrived at Thimblestitch, an untimely reminder of coming seasons.  Mind you, we have had the first Christmas workshop……..  Lots of lovely new autumn fabrics are also gracing Thimblestitch shelves.

Exciting news Thimblestitch is in partnership with the flower  ladies and residents of Axmouth.

             “Cornucopia of Colour” 

It features work by diverse craftspeople. Please come along and support. There will be refreshments available.  6th – 9th August 10am – 7pm in Axmouth Church.

The Birthday Challenge Fabric has certainly got brains a buzzing, with all sorts of lovely ideas, and already received some amazing entries. Lots of lovely prizes. Lewis and Irene have very kindly added to the prize pool.  Ann Baxter will be judging the categories. Including a beginners, for all you newbie’s, so please don’t feel you are not good enough. For more details call into the shop.  The deadline is October 31st . There is still time to join in.

We are also making a quilt to be raffled for charity  on Thimbles birthday. Details on the website. If you are interested in making a scrap block. You can pop into the shop for your four centre squares.

Workshop Vacancies

There are still spaces on Raggedy HousesSaturday 29th August suitable for all abilities.

9th & 30th September. Finishing touches and Techniques.  Mitred borders, Overlapped borders, Rounded corners, Topstitching, Tied quilting, Fillets, Echo quilting, Grid quilting, Prairie points, Continuous bias binding and lots more. This is a two day work-shop.

Lisa’s Walton Fantastic Fusion 16th September. Dont miss this chance to work with Australia’s renowned Quilt Artist.

All Square Quilt 23rd September with Dee Spence Thomas.

A couple of spaces have become free on Gemma’s Geli Plate Play Day on 5th Sept. Geli Plates available to play with !

New Workshops

Christmas Runner   with Chris Peckham Friday 11th September.

This Runner will grace any table over the Christmas Festivities, all abilities welcome.

Hot off the press – Midori Travellers Notebook 9th October – with Nicola Wood…..details to follow.

Kaleidoscope Bag with Sandra Coleridge 23rd October. 

For all you embellishers out there, another lovely day with Sandra making her lovely bag or cushion cover. Sandra has Embellishers for you to borrow on the day if you wish to have a play. Suitable for all.

Podilicious 7th November. Dee Priest gives you a chance to add to your vocabulary and make these delightful Podicals.  Raid your scrap box to recycle felt, bondaweb, jewellery glitz and fibres to fabricate these individual pods or a series of podicals.  Embellish, embroider and enhance with sequins and beads.  Wonderful for trees, hangings, mobiles and fun projects.

   21st & 22nd October Lynda Monk is now finalised  with “Fragments” being the theme cost £120 for two days.      Check out her website.

Do look at   Thimblestitch@zoe’s for all the    workshops not mentioned.

Workshop Report

The workshops continue to be a huge success, with the standard of Tutors and Students work being remarkable, I just wish I had the time to do all of them as well as run the shop…. Dot Carter Landscapes produced brilliant results, Dot brought plenty of samples and expert advice, she is back again for Perfect Purses, they are so sweet, think I have just got to do this one !

Colouricious Jamie Malden was another great day, printing and bleaching back with discharge paste and still having time to start stitching. Everyone went home with the beginnings of wonderful projects.

Gemma’s Trash to Treasure was deadly quiet, I popped upstairs the concentration cutting cardboard was palettable, lots of glue, tissue paper and paint later….. the most miraculous results.

The two day Carry All Bag produced some wonderful results with personalised finishes.  The day was fully booked and proved so popular that we have booked another two days 27th and 28th  November.

        Rosie’s Colourious

I am hoping to have a gallery page on the website so that I can show you more students work, in the meantime vist Axmouth Church.


         Stella’s Treasure

        Di’s Carry All Bag