Friday, 21 October 2011

Exhibition and New Products

I can't believe it's so long since my last post! I've got lots to tell you, including news of a new exhibition, new magazines and some brilliant new Vilene fibres.

Night and Day Textile Group have their first exhibition at Craft Arena with a wonderful display of work. You can see some of their work here, but the photographs don't do them justice, so do come along and see for yourself. The exhibition is on now until 4th November.

Now the magazines. Somerset Studio this month has an Autumn feel about it, with lots of inspiration and projects. International Quilt Festival is an annual publication which has plenty of projects for the quilters out there. With cushions, bags, beads, pin cushions, covers, runners, quilts and embellishment there should be something here for everyone!

Vilene have produced a new spunbonded fibre called Zeelon, which is just great for textile use. It is similar to Lutradur and Evolon in that it can be cut, glued, sprayed, painted, printed, embroidered, distressed and dyed, but it can also be coloured with water colour paints and has a smoother finish providing great light transmssion even when using the heavier weights. Three weights are available and I've shown them here although it may be difficult to judge their qualities by the pictures. I'm expecting stock next week, and if you would like a free sample, just leave a comment on this post, then pop into the shop to collect it. If you live too far to visit, comment, then email me with your address putting 'Blog offer' in the subject line, and I'll put a sample in the post to you. Offer finishes on 4th November 2011.

Zeelon Heavy

Zeelon Light

Zeelon Medium
Zeelon is already on the website and available for pre-order.


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