A beginner kit for “English Paper Piecing” traditional patchwork which everything you need to get started and to make two pincushions and a flower applique.(This kit is "African Gold" as shown in the first two images.)The pincushions are a traditional hexagon flower shape plus a mini hexie shape.
It includes my workshop lesson booklet with full photo instructions for the technique and both pincushions, including some background information about this lovely pastime.
Also included are 30 hexagonal pieces of hand cut vintage 1976 Laura Ashley fabric (4 sets of 6 and 6 different single ones), 30 die cut card templates (with punched holes for easy pinning and easier removing once finished) and a window template. Plus white tacking cotton, coloured sewing thread, a needle and pins in a replica vintage packet and filling.
You can use the hexagons to make other items instead of pincushions. There are enough for 2 flower coasters or appliques and the mini hexagonal pin cushion, OR 4 hexagonal flower shapes for appliqué or coasters...OR one larger piece of patchwork... for any project, as you wish!
I hope you enjoy this pastime as much as I do and I am happy to help with any queries you may have.
When I ran a set of workshops on traditional textile crafts (for a museum) they were so popular it surprised me! It was fun share the technique of this simple craft, so I have combined my beginner’s booklet with some of my treasured vintage Laura Ashley cottons for a really special introduction to this craft. I made all sorts from them, and this is my last box of never used vintage pieces-. Although I treasure them I doubt I will be making any more patchwork quilts from them and it seems a shame to keep them hidden in storage; so I have put together some small packs to go with my lesson booklet.
Other colours are available - some here too- but just ask.
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