Quilt patterns

It’s almost four years now since I became self-employed and part of my original plan was to write quilt and sewing patterns. I have written quite a few now for magazines (you can see the list here), but I have also been writing my own patterns.  I can confidently recommend them to you, because of the feedback I have received, including: ‘It’s the easiest pattern … Continue reading Quilt patterns

Kay Ribbens – hatmaker

One of the delights of ‘Spring Fling’ (for more on this, see here), is coming across a lovely welcome, such as this one for Minette Bell Macdonald’s studio near Lockerbie. Equally attractive was the horticultural display around the door to Kay Ribbens’ studio near Newton Stewart. Kay is a hat-maker. Inside the studio was a colourful array of hats of many shapes and sizes, including … Continue reading Kay Ribbens – hatmaker