Stitch Solihull Blog Entries in February 2016 - Stitch Solihull

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New Yarn: Paradou by Bergere de France

The latest addition to Bergere de France’s range of Spring/Summer yarns is Paradou. It joins Reflet, Bigarelle, Coton Fifty and Ecoton as one of our standard stock yarns and is perfect for warm weather garments and accessories as well as for those who can’t wear wool.

Paradou in Lagune

There are 10 shades divided into cool neutrals and eye catching brights including blues, oranges and yellow. Each colour is shot through with a gold or iridescent thread which gives it a subtle sparkle when it catches the light. The yarn has both cotton and linen blended in which all take the dye slightly differently making the yarn appear multi-hued.

  • Composition: 41% acrylic, 37% cotton, 11% linen. 10% viscose, 1% polyester

  • Ball size: 50g/135m

  • Price: £3.95/ball

There is excellent pattern support in Magazines 184 and 185, the new Spring/Summer pattern books for adults and children.

Patterns from Mag 184

These are a few of the garments in Paradou from Mag 184 which also features designs for men and women in the other summer yarns. If you would like to get hold of a free copy of this pattern book worth £7.25, we are hosting a special coffee morning on Thursday March 10th from 11-1.

It is free to attend and all attendees will get a free pattern book as well as a first chance to view sample garments from the latest collections. We are also offering 15% off all Bergere de France yarn, patterns and accessories purchased or ordered on the day. To reserve your space, please get in touch using the Contact Us page.


New Fabric: Bohemia by Makower

The latest fabric range to arrive in store is Bohemia by Makower. Bohemia is a modern, eye catching collection infused with traditional folk inspiration. We have the 5 fabrics from the Daylight colour way which are sure to turn heads.

Bohemia fabrics

I think my favourite is the large floral (bottom left) but I would also love a skirt made with the lace bird print (bottom right).

The fabrics retail at £14/m with fat quarters at £3.50 or a fat quarter bundle with 1 fat quarter of each fabric and 1m of coordinating ribbon for £17.50.

Bohemia quilt

If you need inspiration, there is a free quilt pattern designed by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts. This quilt finishes at 60″ square but I think one of the motifs would also make a fabulous cushion if you want a smaller project. We can help you put a kit together with everything you need to make this quilt. Please ask for more details.

Dresden Plate Block

If you’re unsure or in need of a refresher about how to work with templates and appliqué, I am running a Dresden Plate Workshop which will give you all the skills you need to tackle this quilt.