We’ve been shortlisted for the Best of...
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We’re chuffed to bits that we’ve been shortlisted for ‘Best Show/Event’ for this year’s Best of Craft Awards! Thank you so much to everyone who nominated us, it’s such an honour!HJJVoting is now open! Please take a moment to vote by clicking below. Voting closes on 24th September and the winners will be announced on 28th October!HJJEveryone who enters will automatically receive an exclusive download pack straight to their inbox. You’ll also be entered into an exclusive prize draw to win lots of fabulous goodies including a cruise, all valued at over £3,900!HJJWe’re so grateful to have been included this year and would love your support! Simply click on the button below to have your say and vote! VOTE NOW About the Best of Craft Awards The UK’s longest running craft awards hosted by Crafter magazines is back and bigger than ever, giving you the opportunity to celebrate all the inspiring people that make the world of crafts such a wonderful community in which to work and play. HJJ The Best of Craft Awards 2021 is a true celebration of all that is creative and a genuine mark of quality. Craft enthusiasts and readers of Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter magazines have been keenly nominating their favourite brands, shows, products, tutors, designers and more. After the nominations are collated and verified, the voting stage begins. HJJ Now is the time to vote for your favourites in the Best of Craft Awards 2021. Which brands, bloggers and products have your loyal support? Who do you want to see in the spotlight?
Diana Bensted: Next Steps in Crochet ...
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Save 20% - Pay just £32* Next Steps in Crochet: Make a Sampler Blanket By Diana Bensted, The Crochet Chain *Plus transaction fee BUY THIS WORKSHOP Sponsored by: Sponsored by: About Crochet a sampler blanket with confidence with the help of passionate crocheter Diana Bensted. We will be following patterns for 10 different stitches and techniques to create a sampler blanket with a tulip border. If you have started on your crochet journey, and patterns bemuse you, or if you are happy with the basics, but want to know more.  Then this is the course for you!  Diana will be guiding you through the techniques and tips that she has picked up in a decade of crocheting that will make your crochet projects easier, quicker, and more enjoyable.  The patterns and worksheets provided can make a great sampler blanket and can be used in combination or on their own.  Throughout the masterclass, you will also learn how to read a crochet pattern, starting with common words, though colour coding and finally as commercial patterns are written. We will be covering different join as you go methods, cables, Tunisian entrelac, 3-D flowers, magic ring, and more.   Materials you will need: A kit will be available with 10 colours of Stylecraft Special DK, or Highland Heathers. You will also need a selection of crochet hooks from 4.5mm to 6mm.  Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond K&S Shopping Hub, available here: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/shopping-hub.  Bookers will receive full joining instructions and a session materials list. Plus, there will also be details of patterns, advance preparation guides and links of where kits can be purchased if these are applicable to your session.   Sessions overview: Session 1 – Good foundations and Shells: Learn how to work into the foundation chain, and the alternative foundation double crochet stitch, starting a pattern. Pattern repeats and shell stitch. Session 2 – Granny Goodness: Starting in the round, choosing, and changing colour, standing treble, join as you go, weaving in ends. Session 3 – Spike St: Working into the row/rows below. Double crochet, Straight edges. Session 4 – Bobbling along: Using Double crochet, learn to make bobbles, working in rows. Session 5 – Babette square: Make a solid square in the round, finding the ‘hidden’ stitch and join as you go using a second method. Session 6 – Ripple Rows: Increasing and decreasing, reading your crochet and different height stitches (dc, htr, tr). Session 7 – Curious about Cables: Learn about front post stitches, cable stitches and working sideways. Session 8 – The 3rd Dimension: Making a flower, using a magic ring, working in 3D, joining the background and a 3rd join as you go method. Session 9 – Tunisian Entrelac: Using short rows of Tunisian simple stitch you will learn to crochet Entrelac. No need for a special hook! Session 10 – Beautiful Borders: Finish your sampler blanket, working into row ends, the border base and tulip border, and back post stitches. Access to the session The On-Demand recordings will be available to view until 11:59 pm GMT on 31st December 2021. BUY THIS WORKSHOP ALL WORKSHOPS About the Tutor: Diana Bensted Diana Bensted trained as a Primary School teacher and works as a freelance crochet pattern designer and teacher.  She owned her own wool shop where she taught courses and honed her crochet skills.  She has designed patterns for DMC, King Cole, Inside Crochet, Lets Knit and Women’s Weekly.  Teaching for many years at the Knitting and Stitching shows and weekends away, as well as local yarn shops, she self publishes her designs on Hochanda, Ravelry and on her own website.  Diana is known for her friendly, patient and knowledgeable approach to teaching Crochet. Tutor contacts Email: Website: www.thecrochetchain.co.ukFacebook: www.facebook.com/thecrochetchainInstagram: www.instagram.com/thecrochetchain ** The Knitting and Stitching Show are not responsible for the kits visitors purchase from the tutors including the price, availability or delivery. Stock may be limited. Please liaise with the tutors for details and please note restrictions may apply.
The Encaustic Minimalist with Daniella W...
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'The Encaustic Minimalist' with Daniella Woolf Encaustic is a mixed media technique whereby paint or pigment is added to hot beeswax which is then applied to a surface. This workshop is designed for those wishing to give encaustic a try, in a series of mini workshops that can be ‘dipped into’ in your own time. It is the ideal investment for an artist who desires to broaden their portfolio and create some wonderful art with minimal investment of materials. In association with Galli Creative buy workshop About ‘The Encaustic Minimalist’ with Daniella Woolf is a series of mini-workshops each designed to help you learn and enjoy the art of working with encaustic wax.  India Ink, the Encaustic pen tool and attachments, stencils and metallics are explored in a series of demonstrations and suggested projects. Level: Suitable for all levels, for beginners through to intermediate and advance.Price: £35 (plus £1.50 booking fee) Watch the trailer to find out more! What you'll learn: Creating a paper napkin collageMaking doughnuts with the pen toolEncaustic and India inkWorking three panels at onceEncaustic pen tool: explained and demonstratedFlecking watercolour pencils on fabricUsing spray mists for added blingCreating watercolour substrates on your panelStencils and India inkWorking with stencils before encausticWorking with stencils after encausticCreating an encaustic work on paperDry brush strokeApplying metallic foils to encaustic artRepurposing art with encaustic pigments What's included: 2.5 hours of video tutorials. The sessions have been split into 10 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease. 100-page e-book  Comprehensive material list of things you will need to get started.   Getting started Click below to see the list of things you will need to get started.   RESOURCE & MATERIALS LIST Access to the sessions The on-demand recordings will be available until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. About the Tutor: Daniella Woolf Daniella Woolf is an artist, author, curator and instructor in encaustic, fiber and mixed media. She describes her work as ‘an amalgamation of materiality, mathematics and repetition’ and her preferred medium is encaustic because of the versatility it offers. Daniella is currently exploring stenciling and multi-dimensional paper mixed media art as well as enjoying the beaches and bluffs of her hometown, Santa Cruz, California. BUY WORKSHOP
Soy Wax Inspirations with Susan Purney M...
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Soy Wax Inspirations with Susan Purney Mark Soy wax is an environmentally friendly, versatile resist technique which can be used in quilting, surface design and wearable art projects. This workshop will explore a variety of resist techniques which can be used to create unique effects on cloth. You will even learn how to translate them into finished fabrics for your quilts or surface design work.  In association with Galli Creative BUY WORKSHOP About Easy to use, clean and 100% eco-friendly, soy wax is a fun and versatile technique to use in quilting, surface design and wearable art projects.Susan Purney Mark will teach you how to use soy wax as a resist for batik, silk screening, mark making, clamping, pole-wrapped shibori and more.You’ll try everything from scrunching, knotting, clamping, stitching and even poking your fabrics through plastic grids; to  dipping, stamping and brushing wax onto your fabrics before and after applying dyes.Learn how to prepare your own dyes and thickened paints, how to create print tables and colour charts, plus, how to batch and finish your fabrics. Works with all cold dye products.Each fabric is a wonderful exploration of colour and design.  Soy Wax works with batik tools, Susan also demonstrates how to use traditional wax pens with soy wax in developing a colour grid. After you’ve mastered the basics, you will combine soy wax with other techniques such as sun printing with textile paints, discharge and soy wax, and Dy-Na-Flow which further explores the many uses of soy wax in surface design projects.Finally, Susan provides some understanding in how she translates her fabrics into finished fabrics as she moves beyond soy wax and further into quilting and surface design projects.Level: Suitable for all levels, for beginners through to intermediate and advance.Price: £31 (plus £1.50 booking fee) Watch the trailer to find out more! What you'll learn: Soy Wax for Fabric DyeingPreparing your Dye SolutionsColour Charts & Print TablesMaking Marks with Soy WaxSoy Wax and Batik ToolsBuilding Gradients and Soy Wax Make-oversGrids and Other DevicesJapanese Stitch Resist & Pole-wrapped ResistSun Printing with Soy WaxCreate Soy Wax Silk ScreensDeveloping Fabrics with Soy WaxSoy Wax on Silk What's included: 2.5 hours of video tutorials. The sessions have been split into 23 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease.232-page e-book Comprehensive material list of things you will need to get started.   Access to the sessions The on-demand recordings will be available until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. About the Tutor: Susan Purney Mark Susan Purney Mark is a textile artist, quilt artist, and instructor. Based in British Columbia, Susan is the winner of the National Quilt Canada award for her quilt, ‘A Bridge between Equals’ which features hand dyed fabrics with a soy wax resist, stitch and screen printing.  BUY WORKSHOP