CULTURE

Popping up at #CNL14!

I am delighted to announce that this year The Patchwork Quill will be participating in Culture Night Lisburn!Culture Night is now only one week away, and on the night the PQ is hosting a pop-up, celebrating culture, crafting and creativity, in the R-Space Gallery between 6.30 and 8.30pm.
 

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CULTURE

Unmasking Lisburn’s potential…

Last weekend, Sat 7 March, I had the pleasure of seeing my home city of Lisburn come to life with colour and creativity. A one-off event - the Music Masquerade - brought street theatre, arts workshops, superheroes, princesses and live music to every corner of the city. There was a samba workshop, pop art classes… Continue reading Unmasking Lisburn’s potential…

CRAFTING, CREATIVITY, CULTURE

Popping up at #CNL14!

I am delighted to announce that this year The Patchwork Quill will be participating in Culture Night Lisburn! Culture Night is now only one week away, and on the night the PQ is hosting a pop-up, celebrating culture, crafting and creativity, in the R-Space Gallery between 6.30 and 8.30pm. Culture My other half and super-talented… Continue reading Popping up at #CNL14!

CRAFTING, Read of The Month

Read of the Month: The Great British Sewing Bee – Sew Your Own Wardrobe

Welcome to Magazine of the Month in its new, improved incarnation! A monthly magazine review proved to be an over-ambitious feature idea (even for this mag addict), plus there are so many other types of inspiring reading material out there for those with arty interests and crafting curiosity. So books, blogs, newsletters, websites, e-zines, magazines, pamphlets, papers and… Continue reading Read of the Month: The Great British Sewing Bee – Sew Your Own Wardrobe

CRAFTING, Read of The Month

Read of the Month: The Great British Sewing Bee – Sew Your Own Wardrobe

Welcome to Magazine of the Month in its new, improved incarnation! A monthly magazine review proved to be an over-ambitious feature idea (even for this mag addict), plus there are so many other types of inspiring reading material out there for those with arty interests and crafting curiosity. So books, blogs, newsletters, websites, e-zines, magazines, pamphlets, papers and papyrus... each month I'll be recommending a read.
 

CRAFTING, PQ Q&A

The PQ Q&A: Melanie Bond Jewellery

Keeping with the theme of August Craft Month, the second PQ Q&A  brings you the bold, colourful, larger-than-life creations of Co. Down jewellery maker Melanie Bond. Self-taught, she has been creating handmade jewellery for ten years, launching Melanie Bond Jewellery in 2010. Her pieces have been commissioned by celebrities, adorned catwalk models, and featured on… Continue reading The PQ Q&A: Melanie Bond Jewellery

PQ Q&A

The PQ Q&A: Melanie Bond Jewellery

Keeping with the theme of August Craft Month, the second PQ Q&A  brings you the bold, colourful, larger-than-life creations of Co. Down jewellery maker Melanie Bond.
 

Monday Makes

Monday(!) Makes: Handy fold-up shopping bag

Better late than never, that's what I always say. I do have my reasons... on Monday, my lovely boyfriend surprised me with a lovely meal in a lovely restaurant, as it was our third anniversary (happy face), on Tuesday I had a migraine all day (sad face), and yesterday - well, yesterday I lay down… Continue reading Monday(!) Makes: Handy fold-up shopping bag

Monday Makes

Monday(!) Makes: Handy fold-up shopping bag

I received this lovely book, The Perfect Handmade Bag by Clare Youngs as a present a couple of years ago and have never got round to trying any of the projects - until now. I spotted a great tutorial for a fold up shopping bag made from muslin, with a border made from a patterned teatowel.
 

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: Take notice – how to make a fabric noticeboard

A friend recently showed me this picture of a cute fabric-covered noticeboard they bought from Avon. I loved it and straight away decided to make something similar (sorry, Avon!). The fabric-covered noticeboard seems to be a popular project, with many variations on the theme available online - but I decided to create my own, simplified version.… Continue reading Monday Makes: Take notice – how to make a fabric noticeboard