Saturday, 24 May 2014


Quite a few magazines arrived  yesterday at Craft Arena.

Art Quilting Studio

This issue’s Artist Profile shares Elizabeth Barton’s vibrant landscape and cityscapes, Liz Alessi’s free-motion-stitched mini quilts, and Susie Zolghadri’s mixed-media wall-hanging “Gratitude.” You’ll be quite intrigued by Helen Richard’s “Black Quilts” series that we reveal in our Series Showcase, and do not miss how Laura Glass captures everyday moments so beautifully and realistically with fabric.

Sew Somerset

Adorn your outfits with Viv Sliwka’s vintage patchwork bow brooches. Learn new and creative journal stitching techniques from Ellen Wilson, Caterina Giglio, and Roxanne Padgett, as you flip through pages filled with their captivating art, photos, and fun-filled embellishments. Fly away with Colette Copeland’s simply adorable mixed-media kites. These projects and so much more will inspire you to grab a needle and thread and create your own lively creations!

Cloth Paper Scissors: Pages

Whether you are brand new to making books and art journaling or an experienced in this fascinating hobby, you will find loads to inspire you in this issue. Use envelopes to make pages, recycled tissue boxes to house journal pages, using gesso and gouache to paint your pages, decorating parcel tags and make mini folded paper books. A wealth of ideas and inspiration lie inside.

All three of these magazines are bi-annual and worth waiting for - I'm always being asked when the next issue is due!

Back to bi-monthly issues:

Stitch with the Embroiderers' Guild

This magazine has had a make-over recently and this new look really brings out the best in this Garden Party issue. Whether you enjoy hand stitching, machine embroidery or combining the two (that's me!) you will find something to inspire you in this lovely issue.

Quilting Arts Magazine

More garden inspired ideas in the June/July issue of this popular magazine. Creating texture, dyeing, working with twin-needles and organza, plus plenty of inspiration and even simply drooling over the pictures of completed quilts from the reader's challenge and artist profiles make this a great magazine for reading over a glass of Pimms in the garden (I wish!)
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