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Love to Sew? Join Dean Wilson from 8am-12pm on Sunday, 27th October for four hours of fabulous softcraft shows featuring your favourite brands and celebs from the world of sewing and crafts! And don't forget, there will be lots of great offers too.
And the icing on the cake - if you purchase any item from the 4-hour show while it's on air, you will be entered into a prize draw to WIN a beautiful bundle of sewing and crochet goodies worth over £120*!
Brother FS210 Sewing Machine with Extension Table and 3 Year Warranty
Only £29.99/£26.99 Club Price
Hemline Christmas Advent Calendar
25% Club Discount On Selected Lights
Prepare for Darker Nights with Ottlite
Exclusive - Spread the cost, interest-free
Oliso Iron for Quilters
Internationally recognised, Stuart Hillard has built a fantastic reputation as one of the UK’s leading quilt designers, teachers and home décor experts with over 25 years of experience and hundreds of published patterns to his name.
He is a monthly columnist with British Patchwork and Quilting, Sew, Let’s Get Crafting, Quilt Now and Crafts Beautiful magazines, and the author of Sew Fabulous, Use Scraps, Sew Blocks, Make 100 Quilts and, his most recent bestseller, Simple Shapes Stunning Quilts.
Known as the maverick star of the first series of BBC2’s The Great British Sewing Bee, his approach is fun and fresh, inclusive and achievable. He has completed many celebrity quilt commissions, judges The British Sewing Awards and Dressmaker of the Year, and is a fabric designer for The Craft Cotton Co. Most recently he was a judge for Channel 4's "Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas," and is an ambassador for some of the biggest names in sewing and craft.
Six Penny Memories is delighted to work closely with leading brands, including Moda, Prym and Aurifil. Each month sees the launch of exciting new fabrics, patterns and products on Create and Craft, designed to bring inspiration and creativity to sewing enthusiasts across the country.
Kim Suleman has over 25 years’ experience in the patchwork and quilting world; as well as publishing several books, Kim has designed patterns to inspire beginner sewers and experienced sewers.
Kim is passionate about getting everyone sewing; she loves sharing her extensive knowledge on the techniques and tips of the trade through her live demonstrations.
Becky Cole has been sewing for as long as she can remember, and jokes that she was born with a needle in her hand! Having taught herself to sew on her grandmother’s old hand-winding sewing machine when she was about 7 years old, Becky has been sewing professionally for more than 15 years.
Becky has always had an obsession with corsetry and eventually went into costume design; she studied period pattern cutting for the performing arts in London, working with some of the top names in the costume world. When Becky started her family, she set up a company offering bespoke bridal and evening wear, and later joined the Create and Craft guesting team.
“If I can pay my passion forwards and encourage even one person to start sewing, then it’s all been worthwhile.”
My sewing journey started when I was just four years old; my mum and dad bought me a sewing machine for Christmas, and I remember like yesterday doing my first chain stitch! It all just seemed to come naturally to me, and I was making dresses and tops for my dolls in no time.
By the time I was 10, I was making my own clothes; I can still remember making a turquoise wool cape, all fully lined and with bound buttonholes – I was so proud of the hard work that went into that! Nowadays, I would avoid the bound buttonholes and just use snaps!
Before I was 21, I’d made wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses, but I never pursued my skills... although I did use them as a young mum, making smocked dresses for my daughters and their teddies. In my late twenties, returning to the UK after 5 years abroad, I started sewing dresses for a Cambridge designer. They were sold in Harrods, Harvey Nicolls and Neiman Marcus in the USA.
Now I get to show off the fabulous soft craft products for Crafters Companion on TV - a total dream job! Outside of TV I love Sashiko, free-motion work, and designing new projects.