What weight of thread?

What thread do we use for our machine quilting? In this article Laura will share her tips for how to choose the right thread for the effect you’re looking for.


Plant Printed Sketchbook


Take a look through Linda’s plant printed sketchbook. The pages for this book were plant printed using her simple method. They were then bound together by Laura to make the book. Linda’s added drawing, stamping, painting with watercolour and acrylic ink and some small collage elements.

If you’re intrigued by plant printing please do take a look at our video workshop on the topic which included a lesson from Laura on how to make your own sketchbook from the papers you create. Details below.

Approximate run time: 2 mins 26 seconds

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

A flip-through Linda’s hand-bound, plant printed sketchbook with drawing, painting and stamping.

Applique Remix

See how you can remix a single piece of hand dyed fabric to create a beautiful appliqué design. Laura’s using digital embroidery for her example, but you could try the technique with traditional bonded appliqué too.

What is Digital Stitch?

Find out more about the basics of digital stitch and see how Amelie’s used it to make a motif patch to customise a jacket.