Survey time! Charley Harper Maritime

Charley Harper is back, and this time his aquatic animals make their debut in Maritime! From graceful herons, to jumping orcas, to pesky seagulls, and then to flamingos in flight. This organic collection from Birch includes cotton poplin, interlock knit, double gauze and canvas!

Charley Harper Maritime

Everyone who completes a survey by 14 February will receive 25 Stash Points to spend at The Village Haberdashery!

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#tvhhaul January winners!

It’s time to announce our January #tvhhaul giveaway winners! As I mentioned in this post, we’ll be continuing our #tvhhaul giveaway every month in 2016 and randomly selecting three winners to receive 500 Stash Points each!

If you want to play in February, here is a reminder of the rules:

  • Share a picture or video of your purchase or project on Instagram and use the tag #tvhhaul.
  • To be considered in the drawing for February, pictures must be posted in during February and tagged in the actual caption – we won’t accept posts from before 1 February that have been edited to include the hashtag and we won’t accept posts with the tag added in a comment.
  • You can enter as many pictures or videos as you like!

And now, here is the January randomiser!

#tvhhaul January winners!

#18 @mangosteenha – Because I don’t have a big enough backlog of projects, I started a new one #tvhhaul #alisonglass #abacusfabric

#tvhhaul January winners!

#54 @iwanttobeturtle – On the blog today: my @sewoveritlondon Ultimate Wrap Dress in a lovely interlock from @vhaberdashery link in profile #soishowoff #tvhhaul

#tvhhaul January winners!
#7 @aida.k_t #simplicity3833 in double sided wool and rayon lining ! It is my first lined dress and I’m very happy with the result!
This dress was part of my vitage pledge but unfortunately I completely failed in fulfilling it!! #handmadewardrobe #vintagesimplicity #simplicity #memade #vintagepledge #sewing #αΐντα_ραπτική #tvhhaul #ραπτική

#tvhhaul January winners!

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery! Sommer by Sarah Jane, Vignette by Aneela Hoey, First of Infinity and more!

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We’ve taken stock of some gorgeous fabric this week! Here is the best of the best:

Sommer by Sarah Jane

Sommer, the Scandinavian word for Summer, is a beautiful new collection of designs inspired by Sarah Jane‘s Scandinavian heritage!

Sommer by Sarah Jane

Sommer by Sarah Jane

Drawing inspiration from Carl Larsson, Elsa Beskow, Joseph Frank, her grandmother’s vintage floral textiles and the intricate carvings in her great-great-grandfather’s handiwork, Sarah Jane’s fifth collection reflects her love of the landscape, colour and culture in that part of the world.

Sommer by Sarah Jane
Sommer by Sarah Jane

Both sweet and sophisticated, Sommer works so well in quilts, bedding, home decor and garments for children and adults. Shop the complete Sommer collection here and shop bundles here!

Sommer by Sarah Jane

Vignette is UK designer Aneela Hoey‘s first collection for Cloud9! Inspired by a garden’s rich beauty, Vignette features dark, shadowy tones accented by soft pastels. This collection includes organic quilting cotton and Cloud9’s first organic double gauze! Aneela has written a series of awesome posts on her blog about the process of creating Vignette that are definitely worth checking out.

Vignette by Aneela Hoey

There are two free quilt patterns for Vignette that can be found on the Cloud9 website. Aneela designed this beautiful Trellis Quilt pattern.

Trellis Quilt by Aneela Hoey

Aneela also shared loads of snaps of the samples she’s sewn with Vignette on her blog and here are just a few. That double gauze is heavenly for garment sewing!

Vignette by Aneela Hoey

Vignette by Aneela Hoey

Vignette by Aneela Hoey

Find Vignette in the shop here.

Vignette by Aneela Hoey

We love First of Infinity! This text-heavy collection is full of fun translations, bold graphics and clever designs. Fussy cut your favourite designs or use this fabric’s full repeat for a one-of-a-kind project. We’ve also got one cotton/linen canvas prints that will make amazing bags.

First of Infinity

This quilt by our customer Nicholas from Quilts from the Attic was on display at Quilt Market!

First of Infinity Quilt by Nicholas Ball

We can’t wait to see what you make with First of Infinity! Find it in the shop here.

First of Infinity

We took stock of two lightweight Italian wool blend Melton fabrics! Melton is a dense tightly woven fabric that is felted and heavily brushed for an ultra soft hand. This versatile fabric can be used for coats, jackets, skirts and trousers! Find all of our wool and wool-blend fabrics in the shop here.

Melton-Wool

Our Sale section is bursting! To make room for all the new fabric deliveries, we’ve priced quite a few things to move! Our remaining stock of Morning Song, Landscape, Natural History, Good Karma, School Days, Fancy and Fabulous and more are on sale for 40% off. Start shopping here!

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Genuinely useful new baby makes with Zoe: Jersey hat

We’re back with our fifth and final post in Zoe’s awesome series of handmade gift ideas for new babies! This time she’s showing us how to whip up the cutest baby hat. Adorable! She used Andover Jersey Knits: The Alison Glass Collection in Magenta to make this beauty.

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Here’s the final (sniff) installment of this legendary series of blog posts. I may well have saved the best for last as well. This project is insanely cute but it can be whipped up in the last half an hour before you need to leave for the baby shower! As with all these projects, it’s a chance for you to pick some fabric that reflects the style preferences of the parents (or just yourself!), rather than having to opt for the ubiquitous pastel pink or blue that’s found in most baby sections of a department store. On with the tutorial…

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Step 1: Cut a rectangle of knit fabric (we used….) 42cm wide X 38cm high.

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Step 2: Fold the rectangle in half so that the shorter sides match up, with the right sides of the fabric facing each other. Pin round the three raw edges (there’s no need to pin the folded edge) whilst leaving a gap of approx. 6cm along one of the shorter edges (see the chalk marks in the image above).

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Step 3: Stitch round the three edges where you just pinned with a 1cm seam allowance. Pivot at the corners so you get nice sharp right angles (see image above). Don’t forget to leave that gap!

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Step4: Trim away the two corners where you pivoted to within 2mm of the stitching.

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Step 5: Turn the rectangle through the gap so that the right side of the fabric is now facing outwards. Use pin or something pointy to tease or poke the four corners out so they are nice and neat. By hand, slip stitch the gap closed.

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Step 6: Push one of the short edges up inside to meet the other.

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Step 7: Turn up the bottom edge to make a brim of approx. 4cm deep. Optional: make a couple of stitches at either side at the top of the brim to keep it in place.

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Step 8: Pinch each corner to make ‘ears’. Push the needle through each ‘ear’ (see image above) then wrap the thread tightly round it a few times before knotting the thread.

Jersey knit baby hat tutorial

Ta daaaaaa! Now, quick, get to the baby shower or you’ll be late and there’ll be no cake left.

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Kona matching! What goes with Mori Girls by Jillian Phillips

Mori Girls is a fun new collection by Jillian Phillips (aka JillyP) who was inspired by the scene in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park! The simple colour palette is modern and fresh. From top to bottom, you’re looking at Kona Cotton Solids in Primrose, Coral, Curry, Pepper, Titanium and White. You can find all of these colours in one place here.

Kona Cotton Solids to match Mori Girls by Jillian Phillips

And here is Mori Girls so you can see how they stack up!

Mori Girls by Jillian Phillips

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Survey time! The Whisper Palette by Lizzy House

Another one of our favourite fabric designers has a low volume collection coming out! Due in April, The Whisper Palette by Lizzy House is a lovely, quiet collection with very subtle prints and gentle colourations. You’ll also find favourite Lizzy prints you thought you’d never be able to get your hands on again, brought back to life!

The Whisper Palette by Lizzy House

Everyone who completes a survey about The Whisper Palette by 7 February will receive 25 Stash Points to spend at The Village Haberdashery!

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery! Mori Girls by Jillian Phillips, SweetGeorgia Party of Five Tough Love Sock yarn sets and more!

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Party of Five

SweetGeorgia Party of Five Tough Love Sock

These beautiful new SweetGeorgia Party of Five sets are perfect for creating colourful shawls and scarves, colourwork, hand weaving and more! Each set contains five 105-yard mini-skeins of SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock yarn for a total of 525 yards.

SweetGeorgia Party of Five Tough Love Sock

SweetGeorgia’s best-selling yarn, Tough Love Sock is a perfect blend of warmth and strength to make a hardwearing sock yarn that can stand up to your affection and abuse. It knits up beautifully into fine-gauge sweaters, small shawls, as well as socks! Check out the Reverb Shawl pictured above knitted in Party of Five in Rusted.

Spun from 80% superwash and super soft merino and 20% nylon, this 3-ply yarn is so versatile — knit it firmly for hard wearing socks, knit it loosely for drapey shawls, or knit it doubled for a great worsted weight substitute. Find our Party of Five sets in the shop here!

Mori Girls by Jillian Phillips for Dashwood Studio

Mori Girls by Jillian Phillips for Dashwood Studio

Mori Girls is the debut collection from illustrator Jillian Phillips for Dashwood Studio! Inspired by her love of Yoyogi Park in Tokyo and featuring her little dachshund Bertie, there are a mix of florals, conversationals and sweet repeats. We love these darling designs and the fabulous coral, grey and mustard palette! Find Mori Girls in the shop here.

Megan Nielsen patterns for girls

Megan Nielsen patterns for girls

We just took stock of Megan Nielsen‘s adorable new patterns for girls! Modern, practical and adaptable, the Mini Briar Jumper, Mini Virginia Leggings and Mini Tania Culottes make up a complete wardrobe for stylish little girls. These patterns are lovingly and thoughtfully designed with extra ease for growing girls and endless potential for customisation. Find all of our Megan Nielsen patterns here.

Cocoknits Knitting Tools

Cocoknits knitting tools back in stock

From thoughtful packaging to high quality materials, Cocoknits tools are designed for discerning knitters! We’re especially fond of the The Knitter’s Keep Kit, which includes a silicone slap bracelet fits with a brushed steel-plated magnet and a generous selection of nickel-plated accessories that attach to the magnet so what you need is where you need it most. These tools are a wonderful treat for yourself or the perfect gift for the knitter in your life! Find our Cocoknits tools here.

Learn to Sew a Victoria Blazer by By Hand London

Learn to sew a Victoria Blazer with Elisalex!

 

The By Hand London Victoria Blazer is a casual blazer designed for laid back style – the perfect throw-it-over-everything wardrobe staple! Join us for relaxed two-day class with the pattern’s designer, Elisalex de Castro Peake, at our West Hampstead shop and you’ll learn loads of new skills plus leave class with a gorgeous new blazer to show for it! Our next class is Saturday, 5 March, and Sunday, and you can sign up here.

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Two Truths and a Lie with Sarah Watson – the big reveal!

On Friday we posted three statements about Sarah Watson and asked you to guess which one is a lie. Here they are again, with the answers!

1. I have driven through 9 South American countries in my overlander.

Lie! The voyage started as a short planned trip through Brazil to Argentina, but we just kept going, and didn’t come back for six months. I’ll never forget when we broke down outside of Montevideo, Uruguay and had a cattle team pull us to an engineer who could fix our engine.

2. I’ve never liked picking out clothes for myself and am most comfortable in a baggy cotton tee shirt.

True! I blame it on my upbringing. Elementary school I wore a white button-down with a plaid skirt (Catholic school), high school I wore a white button-down with khaki pants, and in college I played volleyball, so almost always wore athletic clothing. The majority of the clothing that I own (that isn’t tee-shirts) was given to my by my Mom, Mother in Law, and Gramma. Thanks guys.

3. I have grown out, cut and donated my hair to cancer organizations four times.

True! Many people have done the deed of chopping off my locks, including my cousin, college roommate and husband. They all did fantastic jobs. I’m midway through growing my hair out again, and only have about two years to go until I cut it again.

Here is our randomiser:

We have a winner!

Out of 51 entries we had 21 correct guesses! The 13th correct guess was Elizabeth! Congratulations, Elizabeth, you’ve won this fat quarter bundle of Garden Secrets by Sarah Watson!

Garden Secrets by Sarah Watson for Cloud9

A big thank you to everyone who played!

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Two Truths and a Lie with Sarah Watson

We’re back with a fun new edition of Two Truths and a Lie! This time we’ll be playing with Sarah Watson, whose beautiful new collection for Cloud9, Garden Secrets, has recently come in stock. Sarah is an illustrator who specialises in textile design and we’ve been big fans of her work since we first met her at Quilt Market in 2012. We interviewed her two years ago so check out this post if you want to learn more about Sarah!

Sarah Watson

It’s been a while, so here is a reminder of how this game works! Sarah will tell us three things about herself. Two are true and one is a lie. If you want to participate, tell us in the comments which statement you think is a lie. Enter by midnight on Sunday and on Monday we’ll put all the correct answers in randomizer and choose one who will win this hand-picked bundle of seven lush fat quarters from Garden Secrets!

Garden Secrets by Sarah Watson for Cloud9

Are you ready? Here we go!

1. I have driven through 9 South American countries in my overlander.

2. I’ve never liked picking out clothes for myself and am most comfortable in a baggy cotton tee shirt.

3. I have grown out, cut and donated my hair to cancer organizations four times.

Which is a lie? Tell us in the comments! Remember, the deadline to be entered in the prize draw is midnight on Sunday. Anyone can play, but only entries in UK/Europe are eligible for this prize.

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery: Cotton + Steel Fall 2015 collections

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Cotton + Steel‘s Fall 2015 collections have arrived! In addition to new lines from Melody Miller, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Sarah Watts, Alexia Abegg and Kim Kight, the five founding designers have teamed up to design Bluebird! This beautiful collection features both new designs and old favourites in shades of blue.

Bluebird from Cotton + Steel
At Quilt Market, the Cotton + Steel booth featured an amazing wall of Bluebird mixed with red stitches and red Cotton + Steel Basics. It looked awesome! It works so incredibly with all the new red Basics. Here’s a closer look!

Bluebird by Cotton + Steel
Bluebird by Cotton + Steel
You can find Bluebird in the shop here. Browse all of our Cotton + Steel Fall 2015 picks here. Or build a bundle of your faves in one quick shop with our Build a Bundle option here!

Here are the individual collections we have in stock from Cotton + Steel this season!

Fruit Dots by Melody Miller

Melody Miller’s new Fruit Dots collection is whimsical, fruity, and 60’s-inspired! Our selection includes two prints on rayon and two with metallic ink! Find Fruit Dots in the shop here.

Cat Lady by Sarah Watts

Cat Lady by Sarah Watts is sure to satisfy you or your feline-loving friends! This collection is full of playful kitties, balls of yarn and Sarah’s awesome florals. Find Cat Lady in the shop here.

Macrame by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Macrame is inspired by retro 70’s-style macrame wall hangings. Twists, knots, braids and stitches all feature in this gorgeous collection. And we super love the canvas print with neon florals! Find Macrame in the shop here.

Penny Arcade by Kim Kight and Clover by Alexia Abegg

See the world through a child’s eyes in Penny Arcade by Kim Kight, a collection inspired by the power of nostalgia to keep old places and things alive and magical. And join a little lamb as he explores a quaint European village in Clover by Alexi Abegg. Find both collections here.

This week’s offer!

Save 25% on Papercut patterns this week with code PAPERCUT! Find our selection of these fun, hip patterns in the shop here.

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