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general news from Holm Sown in relation to the shop – stock, workshops etc.

Holm Sown Online Fabric Shop - Sundance by Beth Studley for Makower UK / Andover Fabrics

Sundance by Beth Studley – Just Arrived!

Unpacking Sundance was like a blast of summer, much needed on a cold, grey winters day in Scotland!  Sundance is the latest range designed by Beth Studley of Love From Beth, and manfuactured/distributed by Makower UK / Andover Fabrics. The range contains 20 designs in bold and bright prints and colours.  There is a great […]

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British Sewing Awards 2017 Best Haberdashery in Scotland - Holm Sown

British Sewing Awards 2017 – Best Haberdashery in Scotland

Well hello there!  Long time no speak 🙂 My blog has been sadly neglected this summer, but I’ve been doing loads of sewing and now things are starting to quieten down I’ll hopefully have time to catch you up with some of my sewing projects. In the meantime I’m absolutely delighted to find out that […]

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Quilts for Grenfell - Dumfries & Galloway Modern Quilt Guild (DGMQG) // Stack of quilts

Quilts for Grenfell – DGMQG finished quilts

This post is very picture heavy!  Because of the size of the quilts they were quite difficult to photograph so the image quality isn’t the best.  Back in June the Dumfries & Galloway Modern Quilt Guild set about making quilts to send to the residents of Grenfell Tower.  I managed to get some pictures of […]

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Tilda Circus Collection 100% cotton quilting fabric - Holm Sown

The Tilda Circus Comes To Holm Sown

I’m going to jump right in and say how much I love Tilda fabric. I love the colour palettes that they use – subtle and soft without being washed out; the prints are that perfect balance of whimsical but still modern; and they seem to have a timeless quality to them. I’ve had some of […]

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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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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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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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Quilts for Grenfell Tower Disaster - Holm Sown & DGMQG

Quilts for Grenfell Tower Disaster – Dumfries & Galloway MQG

In response to the terrible tragedy, Novenka Bex Priestley, a UK quilter and craft addict, set up QuiltsforGrenfell.  The aim was simply wanting to send the people who have lost everything overnight a small scrap of comfort – a quilt of their own that they can keep as they rebuild their lives. This may be […]

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