Slaney HandCraft

Patchwork Quilt Making and Sewing

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March workshop – Learn to use your sewing machine -

Make friends with your sewing machine!
Learn how to use it, troubleshoot it and keep it in good shape!

This is a three hour workshop for people who have sewing machines but don’t know how to use them, or who want to understand them fully and embark on all kinds of sewing projects!

In this workshop you will learn :

  • How to set up your machine and use it, including how to thread and sew straight lines.
  • How to wind a bobbin and change the feet for different purpose.
  • How to fix problems like adjusting thread tension and skipping stitches.
  • How to clean, oil and maintain your machine.
    (However I can not fix a broken machine.)

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At the end of the class you will have made a little reversible draw string bag to take home.

Bring your sewing machine, all the accessories that came with it and the manual if you have it. And don’t forget pins and needles and some thread.

Date :Saturday 21 March,  10 – 1 p. m.

Cost : €30.00 which includes two pieces of fabric of your choice from my shop to make a bag.

   deposit €15.00 required with booking

Place : Slaney HandCraft Studio in Rathvilly

safolk robin 02


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New fabrics in the shop!

Let me show you new fabric in my shop!

I just fell in love with Suffolk Garden series from dashwood studio, designed by Brie Harrison and had to show you them! So pretty, aren’t they? Can you see cute robin? This one is a large print. The photo is showing a half the width of the fabric, 22″. This will make a beautiful girls dress or soft furniture.

safolk robin 01

Next is from the same series, called Dandelion. Again this one is a large print. Those dandelion seed heads are same size as above print. Much cooler, calmer colour on white background. I love dandelion seeds head :)

dandeline 04This one, Sweet William, is much smaller print. I can’t tell if they are butterflies or flowers. Very Japanese look, I think.

butterfly 01And this little tulips are printed on charcoal grey. Very pop and cute. These always reminds me my childhood. Would this make a cute mini skirt or a bag?

tulip 01

Moving on to strong coloured fabrics. I was looking for nice red, orange, purple for a while and these are my answers.

Bright red SALSA designed by Valori Wells. As the name suggests, it’s a hot red and I like it! It’s not pink or dark or light. Red!( I will list this one on Etsy shortly)

red 01As you know purple is made of mixture of red and blue. This one is more red side, deep red. GRAPPA  designed by Valori Wells. I have grey version of this called Smoky and Smoky is so calm and almost mystical lace flower head but Grappa is very strong and loud like fireworks.

smoky purple 02This purple is more blue, lilac or lavender. Again Valori Wells design(You guess something here now?). More comical, abstract design.

grape 01Light lemon yellow fabric, Multi from Fusions collection, Robert Kaufman. It’s actually very very pale but hexagon dots gives some accent and movement( I will list this one on Etsy shortly).

SRK-14855-205 editedBright carrot orange from Doe collection by Carolyn Friendlander. Full of carotene. The orange background has slight tone change. Cute hand drawn like dots design are printed on.

AFR-15030-151 2 Botanics in Curry, by Carolyn Friendlander. To me it is not much curry coloured. It’s beige/sandy cream but anyway it’s a nice soft colour.AFR-14262-291 2You can buy them through my Etsy shop, or contact me directly.

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