Our Free Techniques

Free extracts from our ebooks – look out for new posts here

A free extract from Tiaras and Bridal Jewellery by Jema Hewitt. Tiaras and Bridal Jewellery shows you how to make a special tiara for your wedding, prom or party. And how to create earrings, bracelets or a necklace to match.
Here are the very basics of bead jewellery making, ideal information if you are a beginner who is keen to get started. This information is taken from Making More Beaded Jewellery by Barbara Case.
Here are two great patchwork techniques: Random Strip Piecing and Seminole Patchwork. Both are extracts from Patchwork Postcards and Pinboard Quilts, by master quilter Katharine Guerrier.
We have a whole ebook all about adding glitz to your quilts, Glitzy Quilts, by the renowned quilter Annette Morgan. The ebook has many techniques for you to try, such as dyeing in the microwave, 3D paint, using a soldering iron and foils, making beads, using sheer fabrics and plastics, and other ways of adding glitzy texture. This is appliqué for the contemporary quilter. Follow Annette’s ideas and make a small quilt, using the techniques described, or dip in and out to try different methods for a particular textile piece.