Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Learn to Sew & Make Your Mother Proud!

Did you watch The Sewing Bee on TV and WISH that you could sew and make your own things?

Maybe you did sewing at school and had a ghastly teacher that put you off? Or maybe you have you recently acquired a sewing machine - but just don't know where to begin?

Well our new one day beginners introduction to sewing on a machine course will hopefully do the trick!

Its a great fun packed day with a patient tutor Fiona Hesford (aka Sewgirl), who also makes and supplies us with these beautiful sewing kits (now for sale on our website and at The Fluff-a-torium.) Fiona will guide you through all the basics!

Sewing Kits
One of Fiona's Sewing Kits now for sale at Gilliangladrag (£12.00)
From winding the bobbin and threading the machine, to learning about seams and hems, gathering, attaching a waistband, applique and decorative stitches, zips and buttonholes, this "Learn to Sew & Make Your Mother Proud" course is a bit of everything! 

 Sewing Courses at Gilliangladrag

You will gain confidence in sewing on a machine and armed with lots of new machine sewing skills, will go home with a lovely lined mini tote bag to show off to your friends and family.

All materials are included as well as handouts and free beginner patterns to get you started. 
Fiona always aims to inspire you with creative ideas - as well as instruct useful techniques for making bags, cushions, clothes and homewares! Sounds good to me! :-)

For more details, dates, costs or to book please visit the website here.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

BAGS of Crafty Storage from Gilliangladrag

Is your wool stash escaping from it's container? Are your sewing things longing for a new home? We may just well have the pretty summery solution! :-)

I've fallen in love with this pretty felt covered little house shaped sewing basket. Somewhere to keep all your sewing bits and pieces! Inside is a plastic tray to keep the small sewing bits organised, and under that there's plenty of space for everything else. (30cm long x 22cm wide x 18cm high) and £30 here from gilliangladrag.co.uk

Next I'm thinking maybe there are some of us that have to keep things in lovely looking bags - why not use this special Pip Studio bag for wool, and then also use it as an overnight holdall when you need to too?! Truly scrumptious and so unique... (£89) check it out here.

And if your knitting and crochet needs a proper knitting bag - then how about this cute practical retro option - complete with useful pockets inside. It can also be zipped closed to prevent needles or wool going astray! (43cm long x 34cm high x 10cm wide) £25.50  from here.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Felting Fabulous Flowers - signed copies on pre-order from our website with free pressie x

Here it is! My new book "Felting Fabulous Flowers" with over 30 different designs to make...
You can now pre-order signed copies on the website for just £8.99 (RRP £9.99), and if you do so before May you will be sent a little pressie with it too - one of our Gilliangladrag "Fluffy Stuff" A6 notebooks below.

If you like to craft, and maybe make things from wool, + you like flowers, (who doesn't?) then "Felting Fabulous Flowers" is for you! 

"From simple daisies and anemones, through to more intricate and exotic species, I will guide you through how to make the felt, construct the flowers, and add the finishing final touches with stamens, pollen and leaves!
Born out of a love for all things floral my enthusiasm for making felt flowers has grown from strength to strength. Anything is possible with just a few simple ingredients, a bit of elbow grease and a couple of hours."

To order - go straight to the website by clicking here! We are expecting our stock at the end of June (officially published in July) and we will despatch as soon as it arrives! Happy Felting! x