New at The Village Haberdashery: Dapper Wovens, Les Fleurs pre-sale, Meadow from The Fibre Company and more!

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Dapper Wovens by Luke Haynes

Dapper Wovens is a collection of extremely soft yarn-dyed woven fabrics designed by textile artist Luke Haynes for Moda. The fabrics are inspired by the reclaimed textiles Luke uses in his one of a kind pieces. You can follow his unusual and exciting work on Instagram at @entropies. These fabrics are luxuriously soft and the checks are 1/2″ wide. Just right for quilting and dressmaking!

Dapper Wovens Check is in the Mail by Luke Haynes for Moda

We also have Dapper Wovens charm packs, fluffy 5″ stacks of all of the gorgeous fabrics in this collection. They will make the softest and most amazing quilts! Find Dapper Wovens on the bolt here and the charm packs here.

Dapper Woven charm packs by Luke Haynes for Moda

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale

All of the fabrics in the Les Fleurs collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel have been revealed at last! We have opened up a full pre-sale so you can now pick and choose any fabrics you want from the collection – all the of quilting cotton, cotton/linen canvas, cotton lawn and rayon! We expect this collection to arrive in the shop in July/August. You can shop the complete collection here and shop bundles here.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

Meadow from The Fibre Company

Meadow from The Fibre Company is a perfect combination of four luxurious fibres. The merino and baby llama provide softness and bounce, the silk sheen and drape, and the linen a crisp hand and lovely stitch definition. Slightly heavier than a typical lace weight yarn, Meadow works well on a wide variety of needle sizes. Patterns, project ideas and inspiration for knitting with Meadow can be found on The Fibre CompanyRavelry and Pinterest! Find Meadow in the shop here.

Meadow Yarn by The Fibre Company

Designer leather skins

We just took stock of a beautiful selection of calf leather skins that are remnants from a top Japanese fashion designer! They are perfect for projects like our Chevron Clutch Tutorial and The Makery’s Origami Needle Wrap. We have blush, charcoal and striped skins for a limited time only and we can’t wait to see what you make with them! Find them in the shop here.

Issey Miyake Calf Leather Skins

Morgan Jeans by Closet Case Files

Morgan is a slim boyfriend jeans pattern designed for non-stretch and selvedge denim. Inspired by old school denim style but with a fresh, modern cut, Morgan Jeans are engineered to flatter. These jeans feature a mid-rise, traditional five pocket construction, contoured waistband, tapered leg and button fly. They fit snugly through the hip but relax and conform to your curves with a little wear. Choose between a regular or cropped inseam, and add an optional leather waistband patch. Shop our denim collection here and find the Morgan Jeans pattern here.

Morgan Boyfriend Jeans by Closet Case Patterns

New organic cotton sweatshirt

This beautiful super soft organic sweatshirt knits comes in the perfect vintage maroon colour fo both men’s and women’s garments! It’s just right for cosy sweatshirts like the Grainline Linden, the Victoria Lola and the Charlie Hoodie! Find all of our sweatshirt fabrics in the shop here.

Organic Cotton Sweatshirt Fabric

Upcoming Classes!

Machine Pieced Curves with Jenny Haynes

We have a fantastic weekend of curved piecing coming up with Jenny Haynes of Papper Saxsten!

Saturday, 11 June – Take your quilting to the next level with four new techniques for machine and hand-piecing curves! In this class we’ll cover needle applique, bias binding, EPP and the six-minute circle. Sign up here.

Sunday, 12 June – Face your fear of curved piecing and learn to sew beautiful curves on your machine while you sew the Sunflower pattern (pictured below) that Jenny designed. Sign up here.

Machine Pieced Curves with Jenny Haynes

Sale!

It’s Free Fat Quarter Week! For every £10 you spend on fabric online or in our West Hampstead shop you’ll receive a free fat quarter of fabric! If you make your purchase online we’ll choose for you and it will be a fun surprise! If you shop in store, we’ll let you choose from our basket of free fat quarters.

Free Fat Quarter Week There is no coupon necessary for this offer. The offer is valid on sales placed between 12am on Thursday, 26 May, and 11:59pm on Wednesday, 25 May. The offer isn’t good on Les Fleurs pre-sale orders.

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Kona matching! What goes with Foxglove by Aneela Hoey

Foxglove is the new collection by Aneela Hoey for Cloud9 and the palette is simple but bold and a lot of fun to play with! From top to bottom you’re looking at Kona Cotton Solids in Salmon, Flame, Cedar, Pond, Storm, Mushroom and White. You can find all of these colours in one place here.

Kona Cotton Solids Coordinates for Foxglove by Aneela Hoey

And here is Foxglove so you can see how these fabrics stack up!

Foxglove by Aneela Hoey for Cloud9 Fabrics

 

Want us to match your Konas for you? Let us know what you’d like to see next!

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May 2016 Baby Quilt Club bundle reveal

This month is a girl month for our Baby Quilt Club members and we went wild. This super bright rainbow bundle is a little bit magical, with a pegasus print, a slightly surreal floral and a twinkly dot, and lots of colour in between! It will make such a fun playmat or baby quilt. If you love this bundle, you can find it in the shop here but when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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Clockwise from top, this bundle includes:

Flying ColoursFlower Power in Strawberry by Momo (Moda)
Cotton and Steel BasicsSprinkle in Pickup Truck (Cotton and Steel)
Kona Cotton SolidsTangerine (Robert Kaufman)
Rhoda RuthStarlight in Mustard by Elizabeth Hartman (Robert Kaufman)
Kona Cotton Solids – Peapod (Robert Kaufman)
Fibs and Fables – Helios in Ice by Anna Maria Horner (FreeSpirit)
Flying ColoursRainbow Circles in Sand by Momo (Moda)
Kona Cotton Solids – Valentine (Robert Kaufman)
Flying ColoursRaindrops in Sky by Momo (Moda)
Kona Cotton Solids – Champagne (Robert Kaufman)
Kona Cotton Solids – Cappuccino (Robert Kaufman)
Kona Cotton Solids – Deep Rose (Robert Kaufman)

Want a handpicked selection of fabric delivered to your letterbox each month? Join one of our monthly clubs!

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June classes at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead

We’ve been working hard to fill up our class schedule with some awesome new offerings. You can browse our full schedule online here and read on for all of the details about the June line-up at our West Hampstead shop! Plus check out the new filter we added so you can easily search classes by class time – weekend, weekday evening or weekday daytime – in addition to craft, month, teacher and skill level.

Introduction to Cable Knitting with Rachel Brown – Wednesday, 25 May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cable knitting is a technique used to create the appearance of a twisted rope or plait. It looks complicated, but it shouldn’t be scary! In this one-evening class, our experienced instructor will take the fear out of cable knitting and show you that this beautiful stitch is actually quite simple. You’ll learn how to read patterns and charts and have the opportunity to swatch various cables and technqiues. If you’re interested in getting help on a specific cable knitting pattern, feel free to bring it with you.

Introduction to Cable Knitting with Rachel Brown at The Village Haberdashery

Sew a Stowe Bag with Rachel Pinhiero – Saturday, 4 June, 10am – 4pm

The Stowe Bag is the ideal project bag – whatever your project may be! The main compartment is perfect for works-in-progress while the many side pockets organise small tools, patterns and notebooks. You’ll find it equally useful for a variety of purposes from travel to everyday! In this class we’ll sew up the Stowe pattern in the size and version of your choice, covering techniques from straight stitching to applying bias binding.

Sew a Stowe Bag with Rachel Pinheiro at The Village Haberdashery

Introduction to Knitting Socks with Rachel Brown – Wednesday, 8 June, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Fun and functional, knitting socks is extremely addictive! In this one-evening class, you’ll learn all the essential sock-knitting skills using the Training Sock pattern by Kate Atherley. We’ll cover knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, heel shaping, picking up gusset stitches, decreasing stitches and finishing with a beautiful Kitchener stitch.

Introduction to Knitting Socks with Rachel Brown at The Village Haberdashery

Patchwork Techniques: Circles Four Ways with Jenny Haynes - Saturday, 11 June, 10am – 5pm

Take your quilting to the next level with four new techniques for machine and hand-piecing curves! In this class we’ll cover needle applique, bias binding, EPP and the six-minute circle. Students can choose to make four different blocks of follow our teacher Jenny Haynes’ pattern for using all four techniques in one block!

Circles Four Ways with Jenny Haynes at The Village Haberdashery

Patchwork Techniques: Machine Pieced Curves with Jenny Haynes – Sunday, 12 June, 10am – 5pm

Face your fear of curved piecing and learn to sew beautiful curves on your machine in this inspiring one-day class! Our teacher, Jenny Haynes of Papper, Sax, Sten, will teach you how to cut, sew and press curves and create her own curvy Sunflower block. The block can be used as a bag panel, a cushion or the start of your own Sunflower quilt! As part of the class fee you’ll receive a free template worth £15 that has been custom made by Jenny for her sunflower quilt but can also be used for a huge range of drunkards path designs.

Machine Pieced Curves with Jenny Haynes at The Village Haberdashery

June Knitting Workshop for Beginners and Improvers with Rachel Brown – Wednesday, 15 June, 7pm – 9pm

This class is for total beginners, knitters who haven’t picked up their needles in years and want a refresher or students who want to learn or improve a knitting technique. In this monthly class we will tailor knitting instruction to your specific skills and goals so you can tackle a new project or just get started with your new favourite hobby!

June Knitting Workshop with Rachel Brown at The Village Haberdashery

Quilted Cushion with Judith Dahmen – Saturday, 18 June, 10am – 4pm

In this class you’ll learn many of the steps to making a patchwork quilt by sewing a quilted cushion! Participants will learn how to use a rotary cutter, how to machine piece patchwork pieces together using a ¼ inch foot on a sewing machine, how to machine quilt the front of the cushion, how to sew a zip. Students will also have the option of learning how to attach a binding. In short almost everything required to start making quilts!

Sew a Quilted Cushion with Judith Dahmen at The Village Haberdashery

Sew a Geranium Dress with Zoe Edwards – Saturday, 25 June, 10am – 5pm

The Geranium Dress is a sweet and incredibly versatile little girls’ dress that offers lots of opportunities to learn new sewing techniques! This dress is lined and you’ll have the option of learning how to create a notched neckline and you can choose from View A to learn how to construct flutter sleeves and gather a skirt or View B to learn how to construct a pleated skirt. You’ll leave class with loads of new skills and an adorable dress!

Sew a Geranium Dress with Zoe Edwards at The Village Haberdashery

Sew a Wren Dress with Rachel Pinheiro – Thursday, 30 June, and Thursday, 7 July, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

The Wren Dress is a feminine, figure-flattering wrap-style knit dress that can be styled up or down. Make it sleek with a sleeveless bodice and a fitted, 6-gore skirt, or romantic with short sleeves and a gathered A-line skirt! In this class we’ll cover everything you need to know about sewing a knit garment on a home sewing machine, from fitting to finishing. You’ll also get a chance to try using an overlocker and will have the option to try using a twin needle to hem your dress.

Sew a Wren Dress with Rachel Pinheiro at The Village Haberdashery

Find more details about all of our classes here!

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Survey time! Cotton and Steel Spring 2016 collections

Cotton and Steel have just revealed their Spring 2016 collections (shipping in July/August) and we can’t wait to find out what you think! We’ve prepared a survey for each collection and you can earn 25 Stash Points for each survey you complete by end of day today. Click on each photo or collection name to get to each survey and make sure you’ve set up an account to get your Stash Points!

Cotton and Steel Spring 2016 Collections

Les Fleurs is the first collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel. We’ve actually already ordered this collection and have it available for pre-sale now but we’d love your thoughts because we might need to order more!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

Sarah Watts‘ new collection is From Porto With Love.

From Porto With Love by Sarah Watts for Cotton and Steel

Alexia Abegg‘s new collection is Print Shop.

Print Shop by Alexia Abegg for Cotton and Steel

Melody Miller‘s new collection is Trinket.

Trinket by Melody Miller for Cotton and Steel

Rashida Coleman-Hale‘s new collection is Raindrop.

Raindrop by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Kim Kight‘s new collection is Rotary Club.

Rotary Club by Kim Kight for Cotton and Steel

There is also a new line of wovens called Checkers!

Checkers by Cotton and Steel

And, of course, new Basics. But we aren’t doing a survey on those. We’ll just order them because we know how much you love them!

Cotton and Steel Basics

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How to use rubber stamps to decorate a blank book

I decided to keep going with my blank book project (see last week’s cross stitched notebook here) and this week I played around with rubber stamps to decorate a little notebook to put in my bag for Harvey to colour in. He’s at the age where he knows his letters and recognises his name, so he LOVES finding his name. I knew a personalised notebook would be a hit!

Rubber stamp blank book tutorial

This is a pretty easy project, and an excellent one for older kids to do themselves. This could even be a fun party game! But I can’t remember the last time I used rubber stamps so I definitely needed practice. In fact, my original design idea (all letters) didn’t look as good to me on paper as it did in my head so I was glad I worked it out on scrap card first. Still, my final notebook isn’t perfect, but I’m sure Harvey won’t notice!

Rubber stamp blank book tutorial

Here are the materials I used for my book:

*Blank book
*Stamp and Ink Set – ABC and Numbers
*Stamp and Ink Set – Monsters

Rubber stamp blank book tutorial
Rubber stamp blank book tutorial

Here are a few tips I picked up from practice and looking around the web:

*Press down firmly in the ink and then firmly on the paper, but be careful not to roll the stamp at all or the corners will touch the paper and leave a mark (you can see evidence of this in two places on my finished notebook).

*Wash your stamps if you change colours. It will mess up your printing and your ink pad if you don’t!

*For wood mounted stamps like these, it is quickest and easiest to wash them with alcohol-free and aloe-free baby wipes. Don’t use soap and water because it will loosen the adhesive. Also stay away from acetone, bleach or any oil-based cleaner for either acrylic or wood-mounted stamps.

Here is my first-ever gif demonstrating my stamping progress! I used this tutorial in case you want to try it too.

Rubber stamp blank book tutorial

How fun, right? Grab your notebook and some coloured pencils, toss them in your bag and its entertainment to go.

Rubber stamp blank book tutorial

We hope you’ll share all the notebooks you decorate with us on Instagram! Remember to tag them #tvhhaul and you could win prizes.

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New at The Village Haberdashery: Foxglove by Aneela Hoey, Dapper charm packs by Luke Haynes, notecards by Portico Designs and more!

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Foxglove by Aneela Hoey

Foxglove by Aneela Hoey for Cloud9

Foxglove is a brand new colleciton by UK desinger Aneela Hoey for Cloud9! This collection is inspired by the English countryside and some of the striking wild flowers – foxgloves, cowslips and primroses – that grow there in abundance.

Foxglove Tote
There are 12 prints on organic quilting cotton designed with quilt making in mind – although no doubt some of you have your eye on these for your own garment-sewing projects! The prints have a modern yet timeless feel and the colours and designs both work well for children and adults. There are small and medium sized prints as well as a super useful basic – stem dot.

Foxglove Flutter Quilt

The Flutter Quilt, above, is a free pattern that was designed for Foxglove. There is a free pattern for that tote, too! The dress below is the Green Bee Iris Dress. Click photos for project links.

Foxglove Iris Dress

You can shop the complete collection of Foxglove, pick up a fat quarter bundle or build a bundle of your favourites.

Dapper Charm Packs by Luke Haynes

Luke Haynes has a new collection for Moda called Dapper and it is awesome. This collection includes prints and wovens, and we’ve just received stock of charm packs of the prints. The designs are big and bold – sunglasses, men’s shoes and graffiti- style graphics in a colour palette of pink, blue, purple and grey. They are guy friendly and fun – just right for quilts. The Dapper wovens will be arriving soon, but in the meantime find the Dapper charm packs in the shop here.

Dapper Charm Packs by Luke Haynes

Notecards from Portico Designs

We have a selection of beautifully illustrated boxed notecard sets from the award-winning UK-based Portico Designs in stock! Each design is delicately hand-drawn, embellished with gold foil and paired with a bespoke envelope. These notecards are absolutely lovely and just perfect for sending thoughful hand-written correspondence! Find them in the shop here.

Pineapple Notecards from Portico Designs

Hand-Lettering Ledger by Mary Kate McDevitt

Do you love the look of hand lettering and want to up your game? The Hand-Lettering Ledger is the ultimate tool for learing this trend. The workbook features step-by-step lessons on a range of styles plus more than 120 practice pages, making it the ideal place to learn and perfect your skill. Find it in the shop here.

Hand Lettering Ledger by Mark Kate McDevitt

Sew a Stowe Bag with Rachel Pinheiro

The Stowe Bag is the ideal project bag – whatever your project may be! The main compartment is perfect for works-in-progress while the many side pockets organise small tools, patterns and notebooks. You’ll find it equally useful for a variety of purposes from travel to everyday! In this class Rachel Pinheiro will lead you in sewing up a Stowe Bag in the size and version of your choice, covering techniques from straight stitching to applying bias binding. The next class takes place at our West Hampstead shop on Saturday, 4 June. Find out more and sign up here!

Stowe Bag by Grainline Studio and Fringe

SALE

This week build up your solids stash with 10% on all Kona Cotton Solids! Use code KONA10 to save. Offer ends 24 May. Start shopping here.

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The colour of the month for May is pink!

It’s time for some super girly pink bundles! This month our Colour of the Month Club members are receiving pink stash builders ranging from magenta to hot pink to coral. Pink is my fave, and we have loads of super fun fabrics in this month’s bundles! If you love this bundle but you’re not a member, you can find extras here while stock lasts!

Colour of the Month Club May 2016 Designer Stash Builders bundle

Clockwise from top, this bundle includes:
Net in Peony (Dear Stella)
Mini Pearl Bracelets – Watermelon by Lizzy House (Andover)
Pitter Patter – Cloudy in Coral (Michael Miller)
Cat Lady – Friskars in Coral by Sarah Watts (Cotton + Steel)
Bread ‘n ButterDiamond Grid in Pink by American Jane (Moda)
Penny ArcadeX Dot in Pink by Kim Kight (Cotton + Steel)
Farm GirlHay Stack in Pink by October Afternoon (Riley Blake)
SommerTulip Folk in Bloom by Sarah Jane (Michael Miller)
Honeycomb Dot ReversedHot Pink (Riley Blake)
MendocinoSeahorses in Pink on Cream by Heather Ross (Windham)

Colour of the Month Club May 2016 Kona Cotton Solids bundle

Clockwise from top, our solids bundle includes Kona Cotton Solids in Pomegranate, Honeysuckle, Punch, Pink, Baby Pink, Medium Pink, Rose, Blush Pink, Valentine and Bright Pink.

Want a hand-picked selection of gorgeous fabric delivered to your letterbox each month? Why not join one of our monthly clubs!

 

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Survey time! Pandalicious by Katarina Roccella

Pandalicious is Katarina Roccella‘s next collection for Art Gallery Fabrics! This is a collection for panda lovers. The panda’s contrasting black and white colours inspired the bold and graphic prints in this line, while the delicate florals and pastel supporting prints are inspired by the bamboo shades of its habitat.

Due in June/July, Pandalicious will include designs on quilting weight cotton, cotton/spandex jersey knit, cotton voile and cotton canvas.

Pandalicious by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics

Everyone who completes a survey by 22 May will receive 25 Stash Points to spend at The Village Haberdashery!

Please sign up for an account if you don’t already have one to make sure you get your Stash Points!

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The Village Haberdashery on The Great British Sewing Bee!

We are super excited our customer, teacher and friend Charlotte Newland is going to be in season four of The Great British Sewing Bee! We’re also thrilled that she brought the camera crew to our West Hampstead shop to film scenes for her introduction.

Here is a behind the scenes peek:

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Look out for a cameo of our shop in the first episode which airs Monday on BBC TWO at 9pm! Want to take a sewing class with Charlotte? You can find her upcoming classes here!

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