Loominous by Anna Maria Horner now in stock

Anna Maria Horner‘s Loominous collection explores beauty in form and colour by employing several different methods of weaving with richly dyed cotton threads to achieve some joyously traditional and some entirely inventive designs.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner at The Village Haberdashery
This line is as much an exploration of colour as it is anything. The marriage of old and new, simple and striking make Loominous a collection that can be relied on for feature uses as well as effortlessly mixed in with Anna Maria’s print collections.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner at The Village Haberdashery
Loominous draws inspiration from Anna Maria’s small family history of ornately loomed pieces, as well as the bold, spare and modern aesthetic so beautifully making itself known in fashion and in quilt making.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner at The Village Haberdashery
It is perfect for patchwork, fashion and home!

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner at The Village Haberdashery
Find Loominous in the shop here!

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Star Block of the Month: September is the Another Star #starbotm

I’m so thrilled to have Charlotte Newland leading our first-ever Block of the Month adventure! Charlotte will be teaching a class on this month’s block, the Sawtooth Star, on Monday, 7 September, 6:30pm – 9pm. If you’re following along at home, you can find all of the blog posts about the Star Block of the Month here and we sell kits here. Don’t forget to tag any Instagram posts related to the Star Block of the Month with #starbotmTake it away, Charlotte!

Hello, and welcome back to the Star Block of the Month. This time we are making the Another Star (yes, it really is called that). We will make two 12 inch blocks and sash them to 18.5 inches (unfinished).

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

This diagram gives you the arrangement of colours in the block. As usual, the blank areas are sewn from background fabric.

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Cool palette:

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Warm palette:

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Cut the following for each block:

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

First, we are going to make the centre of the block, which is a simple square-in-square, or economy block. First, cut the two 4” x 4” colour 4 squares in half diagonally. Sew the triangles to the 4.75” background square, then trim to 6.5” square, making sure that the points where the seams intersect are at least 1/4” away from the edge, otherwise you will lose them in your seam allowance when you sew the block together.

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Now we are going to use the 4.75” squares to make quarter square triangles (QSTs), or hourglass blocks. First, draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the background and colour 2 squares, and put them in pairs as shown:

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Sew a scant 1/4” from each side of the drawn line on each pair of squares, cut along the line to make eight HSTs, and press seams to the side:

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Place the HSTs right sides together in pairs as below (this is very important!) and draw a diagonal line (perpendicular to the seam):

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Sew a scant 1/4” from each side of the drawn line on each pair of HSTs, and cut along the line to make QSTs. Press the seam open and trim each block to 3.5” x 3.5”, making sure the 45º line on your ruler is in line with one diagonal seam and the 1.75″ mark is in the middle of the block:

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Repeat to make eight QSTs:

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Lay out your pieces to match the block diagram and sew together to make a 12.5” block.

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Add the sashing according to the block layout diagrams. Attach the 12.5” pieces to the top and bottom of the block first, press, then add the 18.5” strips to the sides.

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

Star Block of the Month from The Village Haberdashery

That’s it for this month – see you in October!

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Survey time! Eden and Free Fall by Tula Pink

Eden is Tula Pink’s latest collection for FreeSpirit! An exploration of nature’s mystery and wonder, Eden is about pattern and texture overgrown, unkempt and unconfined. This collection is on quilting weight cotton and is due this month.

Eden and Free Fall by Tula Pink

Tula also has a gorgeous new collection of 108″ wide fabrics called Free Fall! These are a great quality cotton sateen that can be used for garments as well as quilt backs.

Complete our surveys about Eden and Free Fall by 7 September and you’ll be entered to win a £10 voucher to The Village Haberdashery. That’s one chance to win for each survey!

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Late summer shop window display

It’s time to show off the newest window display at our West Hampstead shop!

Late summer shop window display at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead

This gorgeous quilt was designed and made by our customer Sara! She used a fat quarter bundle of Tiger Lily by Heather Ross for Windham and coordinating Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman. I hope to have a tutorial for that maple leaf block for you soon!

Tiger Lily by Heather Ross at The Village Haberdashery

Our little girl’s outfits were sewn by Charlotte Newland. Our first little girl is wearing an Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse in Small Roses in Yellow from Tiger Lily and Green Bee Anya Shorts in chambray (first seen in this window). Our second little girl is wearing an Oliver + S Carousel Dress in Marching Cats in Green from Tiger Lily.

Late summer shop window display at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead

Our lady is wearing a Grainline Moss Skirt in Cotton Denim in Ghiadora sewn by Zoe Edwards. Zoe is teaching a class on this skirt in November and you can sign up here! Our lady is also wearing a Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank (no pocket) in Alison Glass Handcrafted 2 in Plume in Salmon.

Late summer shop window display at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead

Want to see what it’s really like to shoot these photos? Check out our behind the scenes peek on Instagram.

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Kona matching! What goes with Nature Trail by Bethan Janine

Nature Trail by Bethan Janine is an adorable collection from Dashwood Studio featuring bunnies, hedgehogs and some really great florals! This was one of the easiest matching jobs we’ve had – these Konas go so well with Nature Trail!

From top to bottom you’re looking at Kona Cotton Solids Pomegranate, Punch, Nectarine, Orange, Cedar, Grellow ,Ice Frappe, Sage and Navy. You can find all of these colours in one place here.

Kona Cotton Solids matches for Nature Trail

Here is our selection of Nature Trail so you can see how they stack up!

Nature Walk by Bethan Janine at The Village Haberdashery

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Survey time! Fibs & Fables by Anna Maria Horner

Anna Maria Horner‘s upcoming Fibs & Fables line is inspired by vintage fairytale illustrations! The prints in this collection bring to light the elements that exist in so many of our favourite stories. Due in November and December, Fibs & Fables includes quilting weight cotton and rayon.

Survey time! Fibs & Fables by Anna Maria Horner

Please click here to complete our survey about Fibs & Fables by 30 August and you’ll be entered to win a £10 voucher to The Village Haberdashery!

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We’re going to The Knitting & Stitching Show!

Save the date: we’re heading to The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace 7-11 October! This is a five-day event featuring galleries, workshops and more than 400 stalls. We’ll be in booth L7 across from Eternal Maker. Basically aisle L is not to be missed!

The Knitting & Stitching Show

Just have a look at all that shopping! We can’t wait to see you in October!

The Knitting & Stitching Show

But please keep in mind our West Hampstead shop will be closed from 6-11 October for set up and the actual event. Scheduled classes will run as planned and we’ll have a reduced shipping schedule. If you have any questions, please let us know!

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September classes at The Village Haberdashery

Can you believe it is September and time for back to school? You’re never too old to learn something new so here’s a peek at the classes we have planned in September at our West Hampstead shop.

Sew an Emery Dress with Zoe Edwards
Two days: Sunday, 30 August and 6 September, 11am – 5pm – £135

The Emery Dress is a classic vintage-inspired dress that fits every body type and nearly every situation perfectly. In this class you’ll learn how to fit a bodice that is shaped with bust darts and waist darts, insert a lining, gather a skirt, set sleeves, sew in-seam pockets and insert an invisible zip. A collar or bow belt are fun, optional extras!

Sew an Emery Dress at The Village Haberdashery

Sew a Geranium Dress with Zoe Edwards
One day: Saturday, 5 September, 10:30am – 5pm – £85

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!

Learn to sew at The Village Haberdashery

Learn to Make a Quilt with Judith Dahmen
Four evenings: Tuesdays, 8, 15 & 22 September and 6 October, 6:30 – 9:30pm – £145

In this four-evening course you will learn all the techniques that are required to make a quilt starting from the design process to piecing, machine or hand quilting and finishing with the all important binding that gives the quilt its frame. At the end of the course, you’ll leave with a gorgeous finished lap or baby-sized quilt measuring 36″ by 40″.

Learn to quilt at The Village Haberdashery

Star Quilt Block of the Month – Another Star with Charlotte Newland
One evening: Monday, 7 September, 6:30pm – 9pm – £40

Each month Charlotte is teaching a new block as part of our 2015 Star Block of the Month project! Take one class or take them all – each block is a version of a star and together the blocks make up a 64″ x 82″ quilt top. Every class is a great opportunity to learn something new and improve your patchwork skills! The block we will learn in September is Another Star (yes, that is its name!)

Learn to sew at The Village Haberdashery

Sew a Kim Dress with Elisalex de Castro Peake
Two days: Saturday, 12 September, and Saturday, 19 September, 11am – 5pm – £135

A pretty and feminine party dress, the By Hand London Kim Dress is a wardrobe essential! The fully lined, princess seamed sleeveless bodice comes with a choice of a simple scooped neckline or a vintage sweetheart and there are two very different skirt options – a wrap-style pencil skirt with a curved, petal-like overlap and a gathered skirt with pintuck hem. You’ll learn loads of garment construction techniques, from making fitting adjustments to princess seams, inserting a lining and so much more.

Learn to sew at The village Haberdashery

Learn to Sew a Bow Belt with Elisalex de Castro Peake
One evening: Thursday, 17 September, 6:30pm – 9:30pm – £55

This class will introduce novice stitchers – or those who need a refresher – to the basics of sewing, from threading the machine to stitching curves and corners. After getting to grips with the sewing machine, we will make a gorgeous 1950s inspired bow belt for you to take home. Taught by By Hand London Co-Founder Elisalex de Castro Peake, this lovely project was designed by Tilly Walnes for her blog,Tilly and the Buttons, and her book, Love at First Stitch.

Learn to Sew at The Village Haberdashery

Circle Skirt 101 with Elisalex de Castro Peake
One day: Friday, 18 September, 10am – 4pm – £85

Learn to make a timeless and simple circle skirt – no pattern required! We will be learning how to take accurate body measurements, mastering the maths behind the skirt (remember pi?!), inserting invisible zippers and stitching and finishing both straight and curved seams. There may even be time for a cheeky side seam pocket or two!

Learn to sew at The Village Haberdashery

Introduction to Hand Quilting with Charlotte Newland
One evening: Monday, 28 September, 6:30pm – 9pm – £45

Hand quilting is the method of sewing together the three layers of a quilt (the backing, the wadding, and the top) together by hand rather than on a sewing machine. In this class you’ll learn how to add design, dimension and texture to your quilt whilst hand stitching using perle cotton for a beautiful, modern look.

Learn to sew at The Village Haberdashery

Crochet Workshop with Elisalex de Castro Peake
One evening: Wednesday, 30 September, 7pm – 9pm – £35

Learn the addictive art of crochet with the guidance of our experienced instructor! and it is suitable for beginners or students who want to brush up on their skills. We’ll have a fun, beginner friendly project to get beginners started and more experienced students are welcome to bring a project they’d like help on.

Learn to crochet at The Village Haberdashery

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Tutorial! Make a webbing belt in five minutes

Making a webbing belt is so easy, it barely needs a tutorial. But because I remember having to search for pictures to figure out how to make mine last year, I thought I’d finally put some snaps and instructions together! This time, I used our 1″ webbing to make a toddler-size belt for Harvey. He called it “my big belt.” Adorable!

webbing-belt-instagram

Supplies:

  • Webbing – for kids I suggest 1″ lightweight webbing, for women and men I’d use the heavyweight or Japanese striped webbing
  • Coordinating thread
  • Two D-rings – for the 1″ webbing use 25mm D-rings
  • A regular needle will probably do for the 1″ webbing, but if you’re using a thicker webbing try a jeans needle

Webbing belt tutorial on The Daily Stitch

I didn’t actually measure what I used for Harvey, but I cut the length based on how it fit on a pair of his jeans. I went a bit long just to make sure it lasts a while. You need to leave extra for folding in the ends.

Webbing belt tutorial on The Daily Stitch

Put your machine on zig zag stitch and go over both raw edges a few times until they are completely covered.

Webbing belt tutorial on The Daily Stitch

Your ends will be fine with just the zig zag stitch, but if your machine is up for it and you want a cleaner look, fold one end under and stitch it down.

Webbing belt tutorial on The Daily Stitch

Put two D-rings on the other end.

Webbing belt tutorial on The Daily Stitch

Fold under and stitch down. Make sure you fold this end down on the opposite side, so that when you wrap the belt around and through the loops, the clean-looking side faces forward.

Webbing belt tutorial on The Daily Stitch

If that doesn’t make complete sense, copy this photo, or just practice wrapping it around to make sure the folded end faces the body before you stitch.

Webbing belt tutorial on The Daily Stitch

And you’re done!

Webbing belt tutorial on The Daily Stitch

Put it on those jeans or trousers.

Webbing belt tutorial on The Daily Stitch

And hit the playground in style!

Webbing belt tutorial on The Daily Stitch

 

For more webbing belt inspiration, check out Kelly’s pretty pic and this rad one by Lyndsey! Please share a link with me in the comments or using the tag #tvhhaul on Instagram if you’ve made a webbing belt with webbing from our shop. I’d love to add more links here!

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Survey time! Vignette by Aneela Hoey

Our friend Aneela Hoey has left Moda and landed at Cloud9, which appears to be the perfect home for her based on her gorgeous new collection! We may be a bit biased since we are big fans of both Aneela and Cloud9, so we’re hoping you’ll chime in about Aneela’s upcoming Vignette collection and let us know which designs are your faves! This organic collection is due in December and includes both quilting cotton and Cloud9’s first double gauze!

Vignette by Aneela Hoey

Trellis is the free quilt pattern Cloud9 will be releasing with Vignette!

Free Trellis quilt pattern from Cloud9

Please complete our survey about Vignette by 23 August and you’ll be entered to win a £10 voucher to The Village Haberdashery.

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