Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Liberty Bias

The long awaited Liberty of London bias binding is finally in both stores.  There are 10 different classic prints to tempt you. Perfect for dressmaking, finishing off a special knit or to add something special to compliment your applique work.  Enjoy that the hard work of making bias binding is done for you!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

small joys for japan

So many gorgeous toys and presents have been dropped off for the small joys for japan appeal.  We are in our last days now, you can drop your handmade or store brought softies to either calico & ivy stores, last day for drop off will 14 May.

 On Saturday, we had these gorgeous pencil cases filled with coloured pencils for the children of Japan.  They are so wonderful, I can only imagine the joy they will bring.

Here are some of the treasures that have arrived in the balmain store, recognise any?

Speaking of treasures, here is Sheena's latest gem.  a wall hanging, mounted on canvas.  Sheena has two classes at calico & ivy balmain this term, and they are close to filling.  They are one day workshops, the first being "branching out" - where you can make either a cushion cover or a wall hanging.  The second is an introduction to string piecing, using vintage as inspiration - "make do".

Both stores have a great host of classes on offer this term, check them out.  Classes are a great way to reinvigorate your creativity, meet some new crafty, like minded people and have a whole lot of fun!