Welcome to Week 4 of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! It is nice to meet you. My name is Hannah. Let me first introduce you to some of my quilts. Quilt no.1 2012. I unfortunately do not have a photograph of the first quilt I made. It is ugly and badly made but it’s… Read More 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Hop | Getting to know me, getting to know all about me
Now I am super organised and will become the most efficient quilter in all the land! I’ve got all my projects in one place and homed with all the required fabric too. I cut some lengths of cardboard to created sections in the boxes. I have also set up a scrap system in the smaller paper bags and shoe box. In the smaller box are fabrics with no project in mind so they have been designated to use for the Stash Bee.… Read More One way to organize your fabric + panic over your stash
A new pattern! Recently I found out how to make patterns using Photoshop, and I posted up my first trials I had made. This afternoon I found an even easier, and more accurate way of making pattern designs, so that is going to be a huge boost to production. And it also means I have more confidence that it will line up correctly if I were to send them off to be digitally printed onto fabric. Exciting stuff!… Read More Pattern Design | Coffee + Cigarettes
This week I finally decided I would crack the code of making repeat patterns using photoshop! I went with a Cactus theme. I like plants. But mostly Cacti are easy to paint… … Read More Pattern Design | I Cacti Believe it!
This is Tabley House. Surrounded by beautiful Cheshire countryside, it was built in 1767 as a stately home for Lord de Tabley, a collector of British paintings. Now a museum, it is home to many collections and since it is winter, it’s time to archive them. Here is a sneak peak into the archives of Tabley… Read More Textiles: Putting Tabley House to Bed.
My favourite phrase was coined by my friend Amy who got her words tangled and said “Speaking of talking…” I just thought that was great! You can say that at anytime, in any conversation, on any topic. It developed to become a subtle way of changing the subject. So, speaking of talking. In my previous… Read More Textiles: A conversation about conservation
In October I was involved in an exhibition called The Guild, which was coordinated with a symposium with a few panelists and speakers. One of the speakers, Chris, is a curator of the People’s History Museum, Salford. In my last post, I wrote about the Wonder Women 2015 Festival meeting which took place in the conference room of… Read More Textiles: Trade Union Banners at The People’s History Museum
In three years, British women will have much to celebrate. In three years, it will be 100 years since women first won the (partial) right to vote. That right was the culmination of a long, hard struggle – and although we’ve come a long way, ladies, there is still much work to be done. Every… Read More Wonder Women Festival Planning 2016 | give a whoop to the quilters!
I’m not a person who takes photographs of everyday life, and it is a rarity that I take photographs of things other than what I have been making! But a few weeks ago, my friend and I were headed out to go to a knitting protest and I thought, Well, maybe I can get something… Read More Don’t stitch us up | Anti-Austerity Protest 4.10.15