Latest news from Linda and Laura…
Laura’s back home and I’m keeping on keeping on
Catch up with news of Laura and what Linda's working on right now.
News on Laura, a look at a few highlights of our garden and early days of a new patchwork.
Laura's on the mend after her op and Linda's back in her workroom making a scrap quilt!
Life Goes On
Linda's still adding to her Creative Sketchbooks' course. This time she's inspired by the plants and flowers she has in her home and garden.
Another Week in Lockdown
Everyone is still in lockdown here in the UK. Read on to find out how Linda is filling her days at home.
Linda is working into her Isolation Journal to record the things that keep her cheerful during these exceptionally difficult times. The garden has a big part to play!
Linda's facing the daunting task of painting a double portrait on a five foot square canvas.She's been avoiding finishing it for ages but has more time during the pandemic. Some good has to come out of bad!
Keeping Creative in Lockdown
Like most of the planet we're having to work in isolation. Looking for something positive in this situation Linda has been finishing wips! How about you - are you being creative too?
Linda is working into a creative journal during self isolation - how are you keeping sane?
Quick trip to Wightwick Manor
Linda's been to see more of the De Morgan collection in the gallery at Wightwick Manor.
Broken Dishes, Bonded Appliqué, Indigo Overdye, Paris Museés, Creative Sketchbooks
Read our news for 16th January 2020. Broken Dishes piecing, Bonded Appliqué workshop, Indigo Overdye workshop, inspiration from Paris Museés and an update on Linda's sketchbook coursework.
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, Using Masking Fluid, Colossal, Creative Sketchbooks
Read our news for 9th January 2020. Pre-Raphaelite Sisters exhibition at the NPG, Using Masking Fluid (a new workshop from Linda), Creative Sketchbooks blog posts.
Creative Sketchbooks, Stashbuster Quilts, How it Works
Read our news for 2nd January - Creative Sketchbooks news, Stashbuster Quilts workshop, new to DesignMatters? Read how it all works.
Merry Christmas, Foiling on Paper, Christmas Classroom, Free Christmas Card Printable
Read our news for 19th December 2019, Foiling on Paper, Christmas Classroom, Free Christmas Card Printables
Embroidered Baubles, Creative Sketchbooks Module 3, Jackson’s Painting Prize
Read our news for 12th December 2019, Embroidered Baubles, Creative Sketchbooks Module 3, Jackson's Painting Prize 2020
Creative Sketchbooks, Foiling on Fabric, New Sketchbooks, Free Christmas Card, Christmas from Max & Rosie
Read our news for 5thDecember 2019, Creative Sketchbooks, Foiling on Fabric, Free Christmas Printables, Christmas Shopping with Max & Rosie
Painted Hands, Max & Rosie Dresses, Patchwork Painted Gift Box, David Bomberg
Read our news for 28th November 2019, Painted Hands, Dresses from Max & Rosie, Painted Patchwork Gift Box, David Bomberg
Paintbox Threads, Watercolour Rescue, Plant Printing, Painted Lace
Read our news for 21st November 2019, Paintbox Threads, Watercolour Rescue, Plant Printing and Painted Lace
Boiling Leaves, Designing with Collage and the new Paintbox Thread Collection
Our newsletter for 14th November 2019 - Boiled leaves, Designing with Collage, Linda and Laura's new Paintbox Threads
Free stretching paper tutorial and Colour after Quilting
Our newsletter for 7th November 2019 - Free stretching paper tutorial, Colour after Quilting workshop.
Halloween Lanterns and Handpainted Quilting
Our newsletter for 31st October 2019 - Halloween Lanterns and Handpainted Quilting
Halloween Nonsense, Sketchbook Multi-tasking, Inktense Traced Print
Our newsletter for 17th October 2019 - Halloween nonsense, sketchbook multi-tasking, Inktense Traced Print and new Classrooms.
3D Printing Sample and Layering Stitch
Our newsletter for 10th October 2019 - 3D printing samples and layering stitch.
New Classrooms, Moth Diary: More Ideas
Our newsletter for 4th October 2019 - New Classrooms on the website, and a new video workshop Moth Diary: More Ideas
What’s new on the website, Easy Batik Fabrics, Birdsong wallhanging
Our newsletter for 26th September 2019 - What's new on the website, Easy Batik Fabrics, Birdsong wallhanging
Sketchbook Pages, Explore Monoprint, Log Cabin Quilting
Our newsletter for 19th September 2019 - Sketchbook pages, explore monoprint, Log Cabin quilting
Big Skies, Log Cabin Piecing, Portrait Inspiration and Designing with Grids
Our newsletter for 12th September 2019 - big skies, Log Cabin piecing, portrait inspiration and 'Designing with Honeycomb Grids.
Seaside Escapes and Exploring the Archives
Our newsletter for 5th September 2019 - seaside escapes, exploring the Archives and 'Stamped Sketchbook Textures'.
What’s happening in our studios and ‘Flight of Fancy’
Our newsletter for 29th August 2019 - what's happening in our studios and 'Flight of Fancy'.
Indigo Dyeing, Trash to Treasure
Our newsletter for 22nd August 2019 - Indigo Dyeing, Trash to Treasure
Traditional Quilts, Indigo Party and Indigo Overdye
Our newsletter for 15th August 2019 - Traditional Quilts, Indigo Party and Indigo Overdye
A Machine Quilting Masterclass at Festival of Quilts 2019
Take a look at just a small selection of our favourite machine quilted quilts from the Traditional category at Festival of Quilts 2019.
Festival of Quilts, Photographs + Sketchbooks, Dressmaking Plans
Our newsletter for 8th August 2019 - Festival of Quilts, Photographs + Sketchbooks, Dressmaking Plans
Festival of Quilts, Moth Diary
Our newsletter for 1st August 2019 - Festival of Quilts, Moth Diary
Raffle Tickets, Festival of Quilts, All at Sea Quilting
Our newsletter for 25th July 2019 - Raffle Tickets, Festival of Quilts, All at Sea Quilting
Ruby Star Quilt Update, Butterfly Count, Colour Mixing Essentials
Our newsletter for 18th July 2019 - Ruby Star Quilt Update, Butterfly Count, Colour Mixing Essentials
Giant Stitched Moths, Ruby Star Quilt, Beautiful Painted Papers
Our newsletter for 11th July 2019 - Giant Stitched Moths, Ruby Star Quilt Project and Beautiful Painted Papers.
Found Painted Surfaces, Portrait Artist of the Year, Stashbuster Quilts
Our newsletter for 4th July 2019 - Found Painted Surfaces, Portrait Artist of the Year, Stashbuster Quilts
Exploring London, Polka Dot Papers, Free Altered Book Video
Our newsletter for 27th June 2019 - Exploring London, Making polka dot papers and a Free video of Linda's Nests and Eggs Altered Book.
A snapshot of summer, Acrylic inks watercolour style
Our newsletter for 20th June 2019 - A few photos of the early English summer here and a new workshop on using acrylic inks with a watercolour style.
Altered Books, Fabric Collage
Our newsletter for 13th June 2019 - A free altered books workshop, fabric collage workshop and beautiful poppies!
30 Days Wild, Mixed Media Nature Study
Our newsletter for 6th June 2019 - 30 Days Wild, a new video workshop on making a mixed media sketchbook study inspired by nature.
Hemlock Tee, Dimensional Fabric Paint, Ruby Star Project
Our newsletter for 30th May 2019 - Finally making a Hemlock Tee, a new video workshop on using dimensional fabric paint and an update on the Ruby Star Quilt Project...