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Monthly archive: April 2021

Lesley Linley's Lockdown Diary

April 27 2021

Hello everyone, welcome back! I hope that you’re well. As I write, we’re a year on from the first lockdown. Time has flown, yet somehow also dragged as we’re anxious to see family, friends and colleagues. Having taught adult art classes...

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Japanese Knot Bags

April 19 2021

Size: 13 x 13in (33 x 33cm), flat These traditional Japanese bags are cleverly made from a rectangle of fabric. Use contrasting thread colours for the stitching, including the big stitch to keep the lining in place.These bags are a great way to use...

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Build a Bear - How to knit the perfect teddy bear head

April 16 2021

After countless requests on how to make the basic bear’s head, here are some step-by-step instructions, with photos, to help you. Try not to over stuff the body of the bear and keep it in proportion to the head to achieve a uniform effect. Stuff...

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Tessa the Dog Walker Bear

April 14 2021

Knit this new addition to your knitted bear family, Tessa the Dog Walker! You can even make her loyal companion! Tessa, Dog Walker BearMake a basic bear following the pattern on page 6 of 20 To Knit: Dressed-up Bears (or download the pattern here),...

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Three Decades with Search Press - Mary Ellingham, Publicity Manager

April 14 2021

The Early Days When I first joined Search Press in November 1989, I was the Order Processor and had to operate a beast of a computer called a Burroughs B80. In fact, I think the reason I got the job was because my then boss and company founder, Lotti de...

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Daisy Cloth with Jan Dowson

April 13 2021

During the Covid-19 lockdown I have spent a lot of time in my studio developing a sketchbook based on flowers. I particularly love daisies: I have lovely memories of making daisy chains with my late mum as a child and singing ‘Daisy, Daisy, give...

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Adventures in... Quilting with Liberty Fabric with Jenni Smith

April 09 2021

Jenni Smith's new book Quilting with Liberty Fabrics is the first quilting book to be officially endorsed by Liberty. Jenni had been granted rare access to the Liberty design studio and historic archives, and celebrates the iconic designs that have...

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Meet the Artist: Judith Yates

April 08 2021

Dynamic Seascapes is Judith Yates' first book with Search Press. Judith has developed a career as a professional artists since completing her fine-art painting degree course, and regularly runs painting workshops from her home studio as well as...

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Adventures in... Making Felt Hats with Bobbi Heath

April 08 2021

Bobbi Heath is a couture milliner, teacher and the owner of Chic Chapeau, a bespoke millinery business which also offers one-to-one tuition, and group workshops. In her new book, Making Felt Hats, Bobbi shows you how to make felt hats in six...

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