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We are so very excited about the new direction we are taking, as we plunge ourselves into the world of textiles! For the first time ever, we are seeing what other designers can come up with, when they use the fabrics that we have designed and it’s fantastic! These two stunning quilts have been designed by Janet Goddard using our fabrics and we are in love with them both!! Kits for both these quilts are available at The Cotton Patch.

Courtyard Garden Quilt by Janet Goddard. Photo: The Cotton Patch. Click to enlarge.

Nordic Stars Quilt by Janet Goddard. Photo: The Cotton Patch. Click to enlarge.

 

Nik Sewell has also designed two quilts using our fabrics, which we really LOVE and which are also available to order as kits from The Cotton Patch. These are called Nordic Garden Quilts and feature fabric from our collection, mixed with plain fabric in different colours:Our first fabric collection, which is inspired by our garden, was just launched one week ago. You can find the fabrics online for UK and International deliveries through Cotton Patch and Lady Sew and Sew. Both these retailers are already selling the full range of the fabrics and they have also made up some great kits! For German sewers, the fabrics are available here. We will soon announce some North American based retailers, so if you are in Canada or the USA, keep your eyes peeled!

Nordic Garden Quilt designed by Nik Sewell. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Nordic Garden Quilt designed by Nik Sewell. Click on image to enlarge.

 

The Festival of Quilts. Birmingham, August 1-4, 2019

If you are in the UK next week and are planning to visit the Festival of Quilts, we really look forward to meeting you there, as we will be attending this festival for the very first time! Here is our schedule:

Thursday August 1st:

Lady Sew and Sew. Stand J95 in Hall 8: 11:30 am -12:30 pm.

Presentation at The Innovation Station: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Cotton Patch, Stand M10 in Hall 9: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

 

Friday August 2nd:

Lady Sew and Sew. Stand J95 in Hall 8: 11:30 am -12:30 pm.

Presentation at The Innovation Station: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Cotton Patch. Stand M10 in Hall 9: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

 

Saturday August 3rd:

Lady Sew and Sew. Stand J95 in Hall 8: 11:30 am -12:30 pm.

Presentation at The Innovation Station: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Cotton Patch, Stand M10 in Hall 9: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Some of the fabrics we designed.

Cushions sewn using our fabrics

Travel Vlog 

We are debuting our very first travel vlog on Sunday July 28th. We filmed the episode while travelling for work in Japan back in February 2019. The main purpose of our visit was to follow up on all the work we have been doing in the Tohoku region since 2012. Perhaps Tohoku doesn’t sound too familiar to you, but if we mention the huge earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan in 2011, then you will for sure realise that this is the area that was completely devastated by this natural disaster. We got involved with some Japanese organisations the year after the earthquake and since then, we have been supporting the revitalisation of the area, providing knitters and crocheters in the area, who had lost their homes and were in temporary housing for a very long time with free patterns and encouragement. We’ve also visited this beautiful area to do workshops and show our support.  Next year, a crafts festival will take part in the area and we have been appointed creative directors and look forward to going back!

Other news this week:

We have just updated our web shop with some patterns that haven’t been available for a while, like the Space Invader Mittens, the Reindeer Mittens and the Selbu Mittens. These are limited editions from our archives and will only be available for a short amount of time.

We have now also made the pattern for our KnitStars mitten available for purchase. You can get the pattern in our web shop.

Knit Stars mittens. Visit our website to get the pattern.

Calendar of events (click on links for more info)

September 19th – 22nd. Fanø Knit Festival, Denmark. We will attend and teach at Fanø Knit Festival in Denmark this year! Click here for more information and here to sign up for our knitted dolls class.

USA and Canada Tour: We will release an updated schedule in the middle of August. In order to access the schedule, you must sign up for our updates. You will find the opt in box where you can pop in your email address at the top of this page.

March 3rd – 9th, 2020: “Knitting under the Northern Lights”. Cruise along the stunning Norwegian coast. SOLD OUT but waiting list is available. More information is available here.

Dream Knitting Cruise from Sydney to New Zealand. Yes!!! We are delighted to announce that we are returning to Australia and visiting New Zealand in 2020. Join us for this amazing 12 day, 11 night Knitting Cruise that departs from Sydney on March 27th, 2020 and visits all the amazing sights in New Zealand! More information is available here and here.

Check out our online store for great patterns!

Programming note: We are still on holiday, even though our collection of fabrics just launched very recently. Therefore, we will not be posting on the blog this coming Sunday July 28th, since we are posting today. We will be back with regular posts from August 4th.

 

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    • NANCY bartkiw on July 26, 2019 at 8:06 pm

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    Hope you have an awesome adventure in the UK … I’m so glad you produced a beautiful collection of fabrics! For us quilters and sewers…Thank You…safe travels see you on your next post Aug 4th maybe some pics!

    • Susanne Møller on July 29, 2019 at 7:08 am

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    Gosh ! What an exhausting but exiting schedule you have !!! I surely hope you don’t suffer too much from jet-lag 😉

    • Alison Mary on July 29, 2019 at 1:39 pm

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    The quilts 💞 those pics give a fantastic ideas for coordinating the fabrics. I am so in love with the designs and colour ways, could even mismatch those fabrics and end up with something gorgeous. A home styled around the fabrics would be timeless and beautiful.

    • Tone Marie Smith-Meyer on July 29, 2019 at 11:23 pm

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    Where i Norway can we buy your beautiful fabrics? Please do not say it’s not for sale in Norway!!!! Can you explain a little bit about the quality- two- sided pattern? cotton fabrics thick or thin ?

    • Patty Bluestein on August 2, 2019 at 2:16 pm

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    Will your fabrics be available in Norway? I’m booked on your Chasing the Northern Lights cruise next March. I’d love to buy some quilting fabrics from my family’s “old country” while I’m in Norway!

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      Yes, the fabrics will be available in Norway. Looking forward to meeting you in March!

    • Hildegunn Takle on August 5, 2019 at 11:22 am

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    Kor i landet(Norge)fårvi kjøpt stoffa?Så lekre stoff,ser for meg smashing journal/bok over.

    • Ulla Peberholm on August 13, 2019 at 10:34 pm

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    Halløj
    Fantastiske farver og design 🥰 præsis hvad jeg kan bruge til min hobby, taskedesign og syning.
    Kan man købe jeres stoffer i Danmark og/eller hvor i Norge ?

    Mange kulørte hilsner
    Ulla

    • DZKat on August 22, 2019 at 10:22 am

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    I love your fabrics. Hope they become available in the US soon !!!

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