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Makower Botanica - New Fabric At Holm Sown

NEW from Makower – Botanica Collection

Botanica is the fabulous new collection from UK design house, Makower.  This range of stunningly vibrant designs is sure to make your projects pop!  The large scale prints of Botanica will truly make a statement; let them shine and pick projects that use larger cuts of fabric.  Botanica has everthing from big, bold florals to […]

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Holm Sown: New sewing classes for 2017 // dressmaking, patchwork & quilting, quilting, bag making // beginner friendly

New Sewing Classes for 2017

Finally, the new prospectus of sewing classes for Q3 and Q4 is here!  I’ve made sure to include some beginner friendly classes for those of you that are keen to get started with sewing.  There is a bit of a change to the patchwork & quilting classes; I’m trialling running these as 3 or 6 […]

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Holm Sown: The Age Of Brass And Steam Kerchief - Malabrigo Sock Yarn in Ravelry Red

The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief – Malabrigo Sock Yarn

I finished my Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief in a bit of a frenzy back at the beginning of June.  I was rushing because I decided I wanted to enter it into the village show industrial competition.  Now I’m not a fast knitter by any means so there was some late nights pulled to […]

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Holm Sown: One Scoop or Two? - A Trip Around The World Quilt // front

One Scoop Or Two? – Trip Around The World Quilt

I’ve been busy, busy, busy with my pedal to the metal trying to get the samples for the upcoming sewing classes finished.  My Janome CXL 301 has been a real trooper and is just steaming through whatever it gets given.  I’ve decided to include this Trip Around The World Quilt top as one of the […]

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Holm Sown: Hey June Santa Fe Sleeveless Top in purple viscose jersey

Hey June Santa Fe Sleeveless Top – purple viscose jersey

I’ve seen the Hey June Santa Fe top crop up on blogs here and there and then Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow happened to recetly post a comparison on sleeveless knit tank sewing patterns that she’d made and I decided it was about time I sewed my own Santa Fe.   The pattern The Hey […]

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Holm Sown: Whatever Floats Your Boat Porthole Quilt // reverse applique // Makower Marina Fabric and Kona Delft Blue

Whatever Floats Your Boat Porthole Quilt

Today I’m sharing my latest quilt which I’ve made as a sample for one of our new patchwork and quilting classes.  This is the ‘Whatever Floats Your Boat’ porthole quilt – the blocks are made using the reverse applique technique (or portholes if you are into modern quilting).  My Liberty Porthole Cushion is one of […]

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Pre-order: Alison Glass Chroma Handcrafted Batik Collection

Chroma is the latest addition to Alison Glass’ Handcrafted modern batik collection with Andover Fabrics.  Due for release in the UK in early September, Chroma features Alison’s vibrant colour sense with smaller scale prints, perfect for patchwork & quilting.   The base cloth is 100% cotton and softer than typical quilting cottons with a lovely drape […]

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Holm Sown: Tilly and the Buttons Bettine Dress - Retro Cityscape Cotton Lawn by McElroy // front view

Tilly & The Buttons Bettine Dress – Retro Cityscape Lawn

You would be forgiven for thinking I’d taken these photos on an autumn evening, but no…these were taken on a somewhat chilly June morning which is why I’m looking a little cold – brrr!.  You’ve got to love the fickleness of a Scottish summer. The pattern This is the Bettine Dress by Tilly & The […]

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Sewn at Holm Sown - Disappearing Nine Patch Quilts 6-week patchwork & quilting workshop | Holm Sown

Sewn at Holm Sown: Disappearing Nine Patch Quilts

This is the second year I’ve run a 6-week evening quilting class.  Over the 6 weeks participants will start and finish a quilt which is a such an amazing achievement.  Depending on how big a quilt they chose to make, and how quickly they sew during the classes, they often do a bit of sewing […]

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