This new issue of Flair completes several features, hopefully in tandem with the end of some unseasonable weather.
We hope you can find a quiet moment to settle down and read the second parts of Lesley Brankin’s Diary of a Quilt (and find out how she named it), Carolyn Sinclair’s Perfection Guaranteed (with all those great Bernina features unveiled) and Jan Hagen-Bossom’s Les Delphiniums (so inspirational, even if you aren’t actually making it yet).
We’ve gone a little ‘free’ this issue thanks to Zandra Shaw’s Simply Red poppies and their clay centres and Gill Rogers’ Say it with Flowers, with free-standing voile lace.
For those of you with little people to comfort and create for then do turn to Cuddle Me Close in which Liz Keegan shows you how to make a unique tag blanket and to Pamela Thomson’s Rosebud Cot Quilt with its pretty, free design.
If you have a more practical bent then let your creativity loose with Got the Needle, where Susan Lindley combines felt and digitising on a needlecase. But before you start why not create a sampler book for all your favourite stitches as demonstrated by Carolyn Sinclair in Spoilt for Choice. You’ll find it will set you up for creating the Totally Crazy tote bag from Pamela Cox, who is also the subject of this month’s Background Material.
Being creative is easier if you have good practical skills such as Mastering Templates, as taught by Tori Keegan, the right tool for the job, as featured in Spring Fever (a look at the new Janome MC 9900 and Pfaff Creative 3.0.) and as explored by Alison Shakspeare in Scissors or Shears. Alison also interviewed new graduate Jessica Odell-Foster whose amazing take on shoes is a feast for the eyes.
Enjoy all that and the usual letters, reviews and contacts.
Until the next time,