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Ministry of Craft Blog

  • Thursday, December 29, 2016

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    What's on in 2017

    What's on in 2017

    January 2017 27th - 29th January Spring Quilt Festival, Ardingly Wonderful displays of quilts to see, plenty of shopping opportunities and experts to 'show you how'. Order your tickets and get more information here . February 2017 2nd - 4th February Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, EventCity, Manchester A show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies. Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product lau ..

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  • Saturday, December 24, 2016

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    Ministry Makes

    Ministry Makes

    What have you all been sewing lately? Here's a little update on my sewing adventures! I've been dying to try out this Lisette (B6168) pattern from Butterick for a long time. I really liked all the extra detail in the design around the neck, waist and cross over. I was not sure how the gathers over the waistline would look on me so this was a bit of a gamble. With the arrival of some new fabrics from Dashwood Studios, I was inspired to make it up in time for Christmas using ..

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  • Thursday, December 15, 2016

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    BOOK REVIEW BY CAROLINE COATES

    BOOK REVIEW BY CAROLINE COATES

    Knitted Animal Cozies: 35 wooly creatures to keep warm by Fiona Goble Anyone who knows me, knows I love messing about with knitting and the dafter the project the happier I am.....no lacy cardigans for me. So this book, with everything from caterpillar lip-balm covers to a whale phone cover is my kind of book. I love the creations in this book and can't wait to make more, I think the salamander pencil case next! This book includes great illustrations to remind you of sti ..

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  • Friday, December 09, 2016

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    FABRIC FRIDAY!

    FABRIC FRIDAY!

    We have just received our first delivery of DASHWOOD and SEVENBERRY fabrics from Anbo Textiles. I have had my eye on their collections for while as they work with some exciting designers producing quality fabrics at a middle of the range price. The Polar Bears fabric is a Japanese imported fabric from Sevenberry fabrics. It is slightly heavier than a quilting cotton and so ideal for cushion covers, curtains and blinds, more details here. (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/shop/fabric/ ..

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