A list of interesting and useful links to the textile art community. Listings are alphabetical by surname or organisation name.
Now sell Omega Dyes (the business was started by Bailey Curtis). I use the direct dyes which you use in the microwave.
They are quick and easy to use - 5 mins and you have dyed fabric! See the Quilting Web.
Also: www.omegadyes.co.uk will also get to the dyes!
African Fabric Shop
Magie Relph's online fabric emporium specialising in fabric from Africa.
With plenty of information about African textiles, Magie's own African influenced quilts and quilts made by her customers
using African fabrics.
Art van Go
I recommend this shop to all my students. They have supplies of all art materials including items
for all sorts of experimental textile work and they also run workshops with well known teachers.
Yvonne is a member of Anglia Textile Works.
Creative Stitch Suffolk
Following the successful City and Guilds courses based near Ipswich in Suffolk which Annette has taught since 1999,
Creative Stitch Suffolk was formed with Marion Barnes in 2010 in order to provide a base for the courses,
and also to provide the platform for those who may wish to study textiles by distance learning.
The Women's Institute has been instrumental in supporting us since 2007.
The courses available cover machine embroidery, patchwork and quilting and hand embroidery.
We will also be adding short courses and day courses which are not certificated.
Students on the certificated courses are registered through Denman College in Oxfordshire.
For more information please see the website.
East London Craft Guerilla
Working with independent crafts people, artists, designers and makers of quality hand made goods.
The Quilters' Guild of The British Isles
A charitable organisation with over 7,000 members which seeks to preserve British quilt making and bring quilt making to the general public.
There are local and national events, including the annual Festival of Quilts which is run in association with Twisted Thread.
The Quilting Web
A quarterly magazine only available via the web.
There are 5 projects each quarter plus other items of interest for traditional patchworkers and those who want to experiment.
I have written for this magazine and you will find the dyeing technique using direct dyes in a previous issue.
Excellent shop selling all types of goodies for the art quilter. Good service and good prices!
A great website for all things related to stitching - exhibitions, courses, workshops and more.