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Possible mail order delays

Please note that currently there may be a delay in posting orders due to the extreme weather conditions: our local Post Office is inaccessible due to flooding. Any outstanding orders will be dispatched as soon as possible.

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British Sewing awards 2018

We are delighted to have been nominated for the 2018 British Sewing Awards, in two categories:

We would love you to vote for us in either category (or both!).
To do so, please click on the logo below;
voting is open until 15 November, so don't delay, vote today!

voting button for British Sewing Awards 2018

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Recently arrived:

'Country Road Flannels', by Moda

'Kimono' (2018), by Makower

'Gradients', by Moda

'Carnival Batiks', by Moda

'Tonga Color Wheel Batiks' and 'Tonga Treats' (precuts), from Timeless Treasures

'Stonehenge Kids Prehistoric' (dinosaurs!) and 'Stonehenge Gradations', by Northcott Studios

'The Water Meadow', by Lewis and Irene

'Winter Tails', by Michael Miller

'Fairy Whispers' added to Michael Miller Flower Fairies page

Follow the links on the Fabric pages!

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Local exhibitions

We have just added a page with information about various local craft-related exhibitions.

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Quilts at Cae Hir 2018

Barbara Atkinson with 'Summer Days'

Held over the Bank Holiday weekend, after a long hot summer, the weather predictably turned cooler and showery! Nevertheless, there was a record number of visitors. There were 44 quilt entries, more than ever, with 15 addressing the theme of 'The Sea' (restricted to 2ft square) and 29 quilts in the Open category.

Judging was by visitors each day, with votes for each entry added up on the last day to give the overall winners, who were:

'The Sea' category:

1st No. 14 'Rockpool', by Barbara Smith and Julia Cuttle

2nd No. 6 'Sashiko Koi Carp', by Sue Garstang

3rd No. 9 'Seaside Landscape', by Sheila Philips

Open category:

1st No. 26 'Over the Rainbow', Rose Thorn

2nd No. 1 'Summer Days', by Barbara Atkinson (above)

3rd No. 29 'Welcome Home', by Lorraine Baldwin

Prizes were donated by Mez Crafts, Calico Kate, British Patchwork and Quilting,, Cae Hir Gardens and Karen's Quilts.

For Quilts at Cae Hir in 2019, there will again be a theme, 'Celebration', for quilts up to 2ft square, as well as an unrestricted open section.

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Sewing as Therapy

Click here to read a personal experience.

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Foundation by the Yard

Follow the link from fabric to Benartex to see the collection

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Welsh Quilt Centre workshops

There are still some places available on this year's workshops at the Welsh Quilt Centre:

Visit the Welsh Quilt Centre website for more information.


Article about Calico Kate

We were thrilled to be the "featured shop" in the Moda blog recently. Read the full post here!

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Sew Saturday 2017

Calico Kate's Sew Saturday project, to encourage customers to make jumpers and mini-quilts for seventy teddy bears to send to children in Romania, was a success beyond all expectations! Read more about the project at the links below:

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