Kantha on Tweed & Giveaway


By Judith on November 9, 2019
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If you read my last post, you will know that I’ve been making gifts for my #Threads Across the Sea quilting friends.

 

Here’s what I made:

 

Kantha Tweed Drawstring Pouches

 

I love the organic nature of kantha stitching, an ancient form of Indian embroidery.  Originally used on saris, kantha now makes appearances on apparel, home furnishings and quilts.

 

Photo source: SewGuide.com

 

Combined with my love of tweed and woollen textiles, I thought wouldn’t it be radical fun to try a little tweed/kantha combo!

 

And so 3 Kantha/tweed drawstring bags were formed!

 

Kantha Tweed Drawstring Pouches

 

Most of the fabrics in the exteriors of these bags are from free sample books (love a bit of recycling).

 

I pieced the exteriors, then bedded down the seams with a little top stitching onto heavy sew-in vilene.

 

And then the kantha fun began!

 

Kantha Tweed Drawstring Pouches

 

Aurifil 12wt wool threads are perfect for this type of naive embroidery.  I choose saturated colours to compliment the soft tones of the tweed and wool.

 

Kantha Tweed Drawstring Pouches

 

Now I sized these bags for a particular purpose.  Inside where funny mugs the girls could take along to their respective Modern Quilt Groups!

 

Kantha Tweed Drawstring Pouches

 

Aren’t they funny! You can find a great selection of craft, sewing and knitting slogan mugs here.

 

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And now onto my giveaway!

 

Kantha Bag Giveaway

 

How would you like to win one of my Kantha Tweed bags?

 

Giveaway

 

Not only that, you will also get a copy of Hoop Art by Christin Morgan (20 hand embroidery projects) and 4 spools of Aurifil 12wt cotton floss.

 

Giveaway

 

To enter please …..

1  follow me on Instagram @justjudebelfast and tag a friend

2  like my Facebook Page

3  and leave a comment here or on FB or IG telling me what’s your favourite textile to work with.

You have until Monday 18th November to enter, when I will announce the winner (international entries welcome).  (Please ensure you leave your email address with your comment if you are a ‘no reply blogger’.)

Good luck everyone!

 

Happy sewing!

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Celebration Giveaway Winner!


By Judith on January 4, 2018
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Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments both here and on Instagram, celebrating my 7 years blogging and reaching 1000 IG followers with me.

 

 

And I’m delighted to annouce the winner is …………………….

 

SANDRA / SEW OF COURSE

 

Congratulations Sandra! A fellow FAL host and all round talented lady!

 

Thank you again to everyone for entering, and sorry you weren’t a winner this time!

 

But there will be more giveaways this year, and if you haven’t already, sign up for my newsletter to get discounts and free offers throughout the year.

 

Keeping sewing!

 

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Giveaway!


By Judith on December 28, 2017
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Invitation to Celebrate!

To: all my lovely blog readers and IG followers

 

 

 

 

To celebrate my 7 years blogging anniversary and reaching (& passing) 1000 followers on Instagram, I’m giving away not one, not two, but 3 great prizes!

 

 

The wonderful Alice at Fabric Yard is sponsoring this giveaway with a £25 voucher to spend!  How fabulous is that!

 

 

You will also win my Robin Cushion kit, which contains everything you need to make this applique cushion, including 0.5 metre of Essex Yarn Dyed linen for the back.

 

And finally, 2 spools of Aurifil 50wt thread in neutral shades, perfect for piecing and quilting.

 

So here’s how to enter:

  • Leave me a comment either here or on IG, telling me what project you are most looking forward to making in 2018!
  • I will combine the entries here and on IG and draw the winner on Thursday 4th January 2018.
  • International entries welcome
  • Only one entry per person

 

Good luck everyone!

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Giveaway Winner!


By Judith on December 27, 2016
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Well that’s Christmas over for another year! Phew!

 

I hope you all had fun and didn’t eat too much!

 

 

Thank you so much everyone for entering my giveaway and filling out my little questionnaire.  It has been a wonderful 6 year celebration!

 

Your feedback and suggestions are enlightening and valuable, and I will use them to shape how and what I blog about to best meet your needs.

 

And on to the important business of who has won my Joel Dewberry blogiversary giveaway.

 

 

I’m delighted to announce that the winner is …………..

LEIGH MORGAN

 

Congratulations Leigh!  I have emailed you directly!  Your winnings will be en route to you very soon.

 

Thank you all for taking part!

 

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Blogiversary Giveaway


By Judith on December 20, 2016
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On this day 6 years ago I started blogging!  My how time flies!

 

It has been such a wonderfully positive experience, and I love every aspect of blogging!

 

So how would you like to celebrate with me?

 

 

I’m giving away this 12 fat quarter bundle of Joel Dewberry’s Wander and 2 co-ordinating spools of Aurifil 50wt.

 

Joel Dewberry 12 FQ Giveaway

 

Wander has the most gorgeous shades of soft grey, mustard and magenta, balancing pretty florals and geometrics perfectly.

 

Joel Dewberry 12 FQ Giveaway

 

If you would like a chance to win this bundle of loveliness, just complete my quick little survey here.

 

The givewaway will run for 1 week and is open to international entries too! I will announce the winner on Tuesday 27th December.

 

Thanking you in advance for your valued feedback.

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Giveaway Winner!


By Judith on December 1, 2016
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Thank you to everyone for entering my Tula Pink Giveaway here and on Facebook.

 

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I’m delighted to announce that the winner is ……………

Sandra Jansen

Congratulations Sandra.  I hope you enjoy your winnings!

And for everyone else, don’t be sad!  I will be running another giveaway very soon!

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