quilting news l FRESH PICKS A PIN UP Create Every Day! Wear your creativity with pride with this stunning rainbow enamel pin – perfect to display on your bag or favourite jacket. This pin, which costs £7.95, will make the perfect Secret Santa gift for the sewists, knitters, embroiderers and, of course, quilters in your life! www.thecraftynomad.co.uk REGAL PRINTS REGENCY ZARAFA Telling the story of a famous female Masai giraffe gifted to King Charles X of France in 1826 by Muhammed Ali of Egypt, Regency Zarafa is the latest collection from much-loved designer and antique quilt collector, Christopher Wilson-Tate. The collection features a stunning Indian Block print dating to the 1830s of a drawing of Zarafa and Atir, her handler. The collection will be available from November 2020, so mark your calendars! my.modafabrics.com ONLINE SHOPPING Lovecrafts haul Sew sharp! Fiskars’ SewSharp Scissor Sharpener is the perfect way to restore scissors to a precise cutting edge. The ceramic rod restores the cutting and precision of scissors and it works with both left and right-handed scissors! PATTERN I CONS Quilting with Liberty In her new book, author and quilter, Jenni Smith, celebrates the iconic designs that have made Liberty of London one of the most renowned fabric manufacturers, loved by textile enthusiasts of all walks, in the world. Inside you will find 15 quilts that encapsulate Liberty’s history through the decades, featuring stunning fabrics and trends that are landmarks in the store’s history. Pocket-size snips Give your sewing tin a treat with these delightful and dinky rose gold scissors from Hemline. At just 10cm (4in), these compact folding scissors are ideal for crafting on the move. Fiskars SewSharp Scissor Sharpener Pocket size snips $40.00 www.luckyspool.com £3.35 £2.70 www.lovecrafts.com 14 Join us at www.gathered.how/todaysquilter
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