This is a website for textiles enthusiasts. It is packed with information, inspiration and items of interest. I’m Amanda – an artist, designer and maker based in Ramsgate, UK. I create art, design fabrics, write quilt patterns, make quilts and teach classes.
If you are interested in textiles, art , design and craft, you can find blog posts on topics of your choice by using the search box. The most recent weekly blog post is here. Subscribing to the blog is easy – just click the button.
You can also get the free Monthly Newsletter which provides design & colour inspiration, tips, book reviews, interesting links and news from the studio. You can sign up for the newsletter here.
If you like fabrics, there are 120 original Fabric Designs here, including ‘Bees and Bumble Bees’ (left). You’ll find charming, colourful and sometimes quirky textiles for your dressmaking, quilting and home furnishing needs. All designs can be printed on a variety of fabrics (and even on wallpaper). Orders are supplied by print-on-demand firm Spoonflower and are shipped from Berlin, Germany or Durham, USA.
If you need detailed, easy-to-follow Quilt Patterns take a look at the patterns here. Each pattern (like the ‘Mexico Quilt’ shown right) has clear, step-by-step instructions with colour photos. Confident beginners, intermediate quilters and sewing enthusiasts will find these patterns for textile items easy to use. Some patterns are designed specifically for absolute beginners.
Go to the Testimonials page here to see feedback from participants in workshops and classes.
You can find free patterns and textiles projects on the Tutorials page here.
Throughout 2021, you can join a free Quiltalong to make Summer Bouquets, a pretty double-bed quilt, using fabrics from my Summer Bouquets fabric collection. Instructions are given each month on the blog – see here for details.
Get in touch
It’s easy to get in touch with me and I’d love to hear from you. I do use the post (as seen right) but the contact form below is quicker!