Members’ Recommendations and Useful Links

Members’ Recommendations and Useful Links

We all have our favourite shops for creative crafts, especially the ones that also run workshops and classes. Have you visited Backwash at Burwash Manor? Carol writes:

“I can honestly say that since it expanded recently, it is a real treasure trove of beautiful modern fabrics, knitting yarns and every sort of haberdashery or sewing notion you could want. I hadn’t been since she doubled in size and it is great. Alice also runs some useful workshops.”

Dilly Bradford recommends a wonderful firm selling materials You will be able buy some of the wonderful things she has made at local craft fairs

Kits can be a great way to get started. Ehrman have a tremendous range of needlepoint tapestry kits for sale. You can see one of the finished products in our Cushion Cavalcade

There is also a very useful website www.photo2stitch.co.uk which we used as part of the Stitch in Time project to create the panel featuring the Trumpington Village Sign from original artwork by Sheila Betts.

Geoff Rosenberg of Stitch Fabrics has been holding monthly fabric sales in Trumpington Village Hall for many years. He is very enthusiastic and helpful and has recently been joined by Maggie of Textile Garden haberdashery. They both sell online, but it is great to be able to see and feel before buying

Carol suggests a look at this inspiring website http://easternregiontextileforum.co.uk/ this includes forthcoming exhibitions etc. and a list of Forum members who offer workshops including Claire, a textile artist we will be engaging for some workshops.

Yong has sent us the link to a wonderful tutorial he found, showing how to make a bunny out of a garter stitch square. Great for beginners and fun for all!
Have a look for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6Kgi6ns38c

Jackie recommends: Starting to Sew
A Facebook group for sewing beginners with lots of helpful videos etc