Sunday, 20 January 2013

Book wraps workshop

Saturday March 9th 10am to 4pm
Bookwraps Making Day at Village Hall, Walcot
At Festival of Quilts 8th - 11th August,you will have a chance to win a gorgeous Bookwrap creations.
Before that we'd like your help to create these fabric covers or wraps for notebooks, diaries, address books etc which are easy to make and can be made using very little fabric. They can be patched,decorated, quilted, stamped, embroidered in any way you choose and will help us raise funds for the Quilt Museum in York.
They are a brilliant way of using those UFOs in your cupboard or a safe way of experimenting with techniques you fancy trying, very little is wasted even if it goes wrong!
There is no requirement to include a notebook when you send your Bookwrap to us, but we do ask that you make the Bookwrap for a standard sized notebook. eg. A6, A5
 There will be patterns to use, some fabrics and ribbons and threads to play with ; examples to look at and demonstrations, if you'd like one. Tea and coffee will be provided along with cake, but please bring a packed lunch.
You will need to bring a sewing machine and your usual sewing kit, mat and rotary cutter, some fabrics, wadding/ pelmet vilene and threads. The minimum you need is 15” x 8” of 2 different fabrics (one will be the lining) wadding and some yarn or buttons for a fastening  This makes 1 A6 size Bookwrap – you can probably make 3 in a day! Or a larger piece for an A5 cover.
Can I still help if I can't make the 9th March?  Yes of course. Make a Bookwrap at home – you can find a pattern in the Winter edition of the Quilter magazine or use your own ideas. You can also find ideas and patters on our Bookwrap Gems website
 Once finished put a slip of paper in the Bookwrap with your name on it and send it to:
Bookwrap Gems, 103 Desborough Road, Rothwell, Northants NN14 6JQ
Hope to see some of you on March 9th.
Sarah Showers

PS. There will also be an opportunity to sew for Project Linus.  All materials will be provided, and all help appreciated!
Lynda Hill

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