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The colour of the month for December is grey

This month’s Colour of the Month Club members will be receiving these grey stash builders! We have a limited number of these bundle left for you to buy here and you can shop all of our grey stash builders here.

Shop grey stash builders

Clockwise from the top our selection is:

Sugar Pie Floral Lace Garden in Charcoal by Lella Boutique (Moda)
Nordic Christmas in Winter Grey
Muslin MatesChevron in Midnight by Moda
Friedlander – Green Wall in Black by Carolyn Friedlander (Robert Kaufman)
Chroma BasicsScallop Dot in Storm by Dear Stella
Cotton + Steel BasicsNetorious in Filler Paper by Cotton + Steel
ArchitexturesCrosshatch in Grey by Carolyn Friedlander (Robert Kaufman)
TwistSmoke (Dashwood Studio)
Quilters Linen – Platinum by Robert Kaufman
Checkers – 1/2″ Gingham in Chalkboard by Cotton + Steel

And now for our solids bundle:

Shop grey Kona Cotton Solids

Clockwise from top our Kona Cotton Solids selection includes: Titanium, Graphite, Slate, Iron, Shale, Shadow, Ash, Medium Grey, Smoke and Pewter.

Want a hand-picked bundle of fabric delivered to your letterbox each month? Join one of our monthly clubs!

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The ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for makers! 10 ideas to inspire creativity

Welcome to the second post in our series of Christmas Gift Guides! Today we are sharing some ideas for gifts for all the knitters, sewists, felters, weavers and makers out there! Use it as a guide for giving to the makers in your life…or just go ahead and send a link to this post to your friends and family to make sure you get something you’ll love!

The Village Haberdashery Christmas Gift Guide

Anyone who works with yarn or fabrics will love to receive some Soak modern laundry care products this Christmas! Soak Flatter is a starch-free smoothing spray that relaxes wrinkles and freshens fabrics, leaving it sleek, soft and static-free. Soak Wash is the no-rinse cleanser you can trust for garments and blankets you’ve handmade with love. Both come in a selection of lush flavours like yuzu and pineapple! Find them in the shop here.

Soak Laundry Care

Who wouldn’t want to open up a cute Toft Animal kit on Christmas morning?! We have a great selection of their amigurumi crochet toys designed by Kerry Lord. These animal designs are crocheted in luxury super soft DK weight 100% British wool yarn. This kit attracts all ages and makes a perfect gift for children and adults alike. The animals and creatures are addictive and people are easily ‘hooked’!

Toft Crochet Kits

For more crochet fun we also have these Hipster Tie Kits. They come in a selection of great colours and are suitable for all levels.

Crochet Tie Kits

Whatever you’re interested in, we have a hand-picked selection of lovely craft books available! After the gifts have been opened, there is nothing nicer than settling in with an inspiring new book to flip through! Browse them all here.

Books

For the felters out there we have these sweet felting kits by Gretel Parker! We love the slinky dinky fox and the darling ballerina mouse!

Needle Felting kits

Anyone mentioned that they would like to learn something new…? Weaving is a super fun (and super easy to learn). Get them started with our Pop-up looms. Paired with a Weaving supply pack they will have everything they need to learn a new craft!

Weaving

Has anyone mentioned that they would like to learn something new…? Weaving is a super fun (and super easy to learn) and you can get started with our pop-up looms. Paired with a weaving supply pack they will have everything they need to learn a new craft! Find it all in our weaving section here.

Hannah Bass

Beautifully designed knitting notions from Coco Knits are such a treat to give and receive! We have a great selection of stitch markers, including the new precious metals set, and the lovely yarn snips.

Coco knits

The kits by both Stitch and Story and Loopy Mango were made for gifting! All are suitable for beginners on up and the designs are great! Plus, if you want to swap the colour yarn in your kit just let us know and we can usually make it happen.

Loopy Mango

Also check out the Stitch and Story Sophie La Giraffe kits if you are shopping for grandparents or mums with little ones.

Sophie La Giraffe

Any quilter would be thrilled to receive one our beautiful quilting patterns from designers like Alison Glass and Elizabeth Hartman! You can find a variety of designs in the shop here.

Quilting Patterns

We have a sample sale of some of our past display items! Pop into our West Hampstead store to see if you can find anything for your Christmas shopping!

Sample Sale at The Village Haberdashery

If you are still unsure what to buy, we have Gift Cards which can be spent on anything in store and classes! We also have fabric club subscriptions available that are perfect for quilters.

Colour of the Month

Happy Christmas shopping! Keep an eye out for the final part of our Christmas Gift Guide (stocking fillers!) coming soon!

 

 

 

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Reminder…Our special event with the V&A is this Saturday!

Reminder…Our special event with the V&A is this Saturday!

This Saturday (25 November) we’ll be hosting a special event to celebrate two beautiful new books from the V&A! At 2pm, we’ll be toasting the first two volumes in the V&A Maker’s Guide series, Patchwork and Quilting and Embroidery, with an afternoon of show and tell by some of our favourite contributors to the series.

V&A Maker's Guides

Many of the projects from the books will be on display and you’ll be able to see them up close, hear from the designers and get your book signed. It’s going to be so much fun! This quilt is one of the projects by our teacher, Jenny Haynes, from the Patchwork and Quilting book.

The V&A Maker’s Guide series is completely different to any other craft books we’ve seen. Each volume includes 15 step-by-step projects shown side by side with the museum objects that inspired them. Drawing from a range of handcraft traditions from around the world, these books will make you want to try so many new things. They are exactly what we love – a fresh, modern spin on traditional craft.

V&A Makers Guides

Please note this event is free but it is ticketed – we are expecting a full house so please reserve your place via Eventbrite to avoid disappointment. You can also pre-order a book (or both books!) with your ticket to ensure you have one for signings on the day!

See you there!

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A close up on our Narnia Vignette!

Christmas is approaching and our first seasonal shop display is up! We decided to go for a Winter Wonderland / Narnia theme for our first this year and we love it!

When searching for a winter quilt pattern I (Kym) came across the Quilting in Black and White book and this amazing pattern! Just perfect for our Narnia forest scene.

The Michael Miller Woodland Winter collection was the obvious fabric choice here, it is so pretty! The trees are in Trees and Birds in Winter Grey,  Winter Birds and Berries in Snowdrop Grey, and Flurry – Black Spot (by Susan Driscoll for Dashwood Studio).

The sweet appliqué birds and the binding are Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic – Copper. I just love how it sparkles and gives it a real festive Christmas feel!

The border is Architextures – Crosshatch in Charcoal by Carolyn Friedlander. With advice from our teachers Charlotte and Jenny, I decided on diagonal lines quilting on the Kona Cotton Solids – White background.

On the back I have used Winter Friends in Grey, also from the Woodland Winter collection.

Our Snow Queen is wearing the Mimosa poncho from I Am Patterns, a pattern company that we will be stocking very soon! Yes that is the red Colette Myrtle dress from our Valentines Day vignette you can spot underneath!

Fabric is Wool – Chanel Tweed in Dove Grey and Cream and is so super cosy for chilly winter days.

I especially love the big cowl neck and welt pockets.

This pattern is perfect for sewists of all levels with different options depending on your experience.

The hem is bound with some Ivory Bias Binding for an elegant finish and some winter berries finish off her outfit just lovely!

Guys! It is snowing in our store! I had such fun making these snowy pom poms with some yarn from my stash using the Large Clover PomPom maker!

Our forest floor is littered with some winter berries, acorns, mushrooms, twigs and snow! The snowy floor is Poly/Spandex/Lurex Jersey – White.

The Snow Queen has also brought along a box of Turkish Delight to tempt you into our store!

Our wooden wall charms are the perfect finishing touch to the display. I released my inner child with the gold paintglitter, and Mod Podge here!

We hope you enjoyed reading about our Narnia vignette as much as we enjoyed creating it. Keep an eye out for more Christmas themed displays coming soon!

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Exclusive Chasing Rainbows Quilt kits by Kelly!

We’re super excited to show you the gorgeous new quilt Kelly (aka Jeli Quilts) made for our shop! Her new Chasing Rainbows Quilt is a quick and easy log cabin quilt pattern. You can see this quilt in person in our West Hampstead shop!

It’s the ideal weekend project that will look fabulous in any colour combo, whether it is co-ordinated or scrappy. We worked with her to create a special version using our fabrics and it looks amazing! This is the throw size that measures 42″ x 54″.

Chasing Rainbows Quilt by Jeli Quilts

The rainbow fabrics are from the Chroma Basics collection by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella and the background is Andover Chambray in Sage. It’s also bound in the chambray so those rainbows really pop!

Chasing Rainbows Quilt by Jeli Quilts

Chasing Rainbows Quilt by Jeli Quilts

Chasing Rainbows Quilt by Jeli Quilts

You can pick up a kit for this quilt in our shop here and download Kelly’s pattern amendments for this version here. Don’t forget to tag #thevillagehaberdashery if you make one so we can see and share your version!

Chasing Rainbows Quilt by Jeli Quilts

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