Category Archives: News

Lipari at the Opera

When the costume department of the Staatsoper Hamburg bought some Lipari Dattilo from us we were curious as to how they were going to use it, so it was great to be sent some photos of it on stage. Love the shot effect under the lights in this production of Das Lied von der Erde – a ballet by John Neumeier.

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If you want to read about the production, The Song of the Earth, then the Staatsoper’s website is

Lily’s Quilts bloghop with Oakshott Lipari

We’ve been waiting on tenterhooks to announce a new blogshop hosted by Lily’s Quilts with eight talented quilt-bloggers using a Lipari Fat Eights Pack


First up is Allison Dutton of, so hop on over to see what led up to her making, guess what …


Here’s a diary of the blogs for you to follow:

5 May     Allison Dutton
10 May   Nicholas Ball 
12 May   Helen Purvis
17 May   Lynn Harris  
19 May   Kitty Wilkin 
24 May   Jessica Skultety 
26 May   Karin Jordan 
31 May   Elisabeth Vaughan

Find out more about the inspiration for this collection here.

Primordial, iridescent New Lipari

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New Lipari perfectly captures the primordial beauty of the Aeolian islands. Its luminous colours mirror cobalt seas, lush greenery, pink bougainvillea and shimmering sun; a beauty shot through with dark, fine-grained volcanic rock and black sand.

The rich, soft drape of this 54″ wide fabric with its black warp and 18 lustrous wefts offers you distinctive, iridescent jewel tones to work with; see what inspired Oakshott Fabrics to create this collection.

Designers are describing this collection as:
‘luscious’ ‘dynamic’ ‘stunning’
New Lipari is available as cut lengths and in a choice of pre-cut packs, including Fat 8ths, Fat Quarters, Half Metre Blocks and 5” Squares. The 5″ Labelled Sample Swatch comes with a £5 Gift Voucher – now there’s temptation!
And if it’s inspiration you need, then look no further than our selection of Quilting Kits, created exclusively for us by some of the world’s leading designers.

Aruba Competition Comments

COTXAR_ArubaPacks2Thank you to everyone who entered our Aruba Competition (nearly 500 of you; based in the Antipodes, North America and all round Europe and Scandinavia).
les couleurs de cette collection sont toniques et merveilleuse!
We were thrilled with the response and touched by your many wonderful comments. We did wonder how some of you coped while you were waiting to hear:
Fingers and toes are all crossed 🙂
The little packs of sunshine are of course named after the Caribbean island.
A great choice for naming a gorgeous fabric collection after.
Brilliantly named collection – the colours capture sunshine on brightly coloured clothing and sea! Love it!
And you agreed that as we head into our northern winter, we appreciate the vibrant colours of the Caribbean.
these colors are amazing – perfect for winter sewing (bright and sunny always helps during snowy, cold winters here)
Love these shimmering colors.
We’re sorry only three of you could win but delighted to announce that you were:
1st Prize of an Aruba Fat Quarter Pack to Marilyn Hagopian
2nd Prizes of Aruba Fat 8ths Packs to Elaine Armstrong and Denise Davies
If you didn’t win but were inspired by these little packs of sunshine, you can get your hands on our Aruba Fat 8ths and Fat Quarter Packs here.
Thanks for saying lots of:
gorgeous, wonderful, lovely
and we’ve never seen so many exclamation marks!!!Aruba-bolts-crop_web

Help us and win a £50 Voucher

Here at Oakshott, we always try to provide news items that we hope you’ll find interesting and informative. But of course it helps to understand what you do (and don’t) value!

So we’re asking you to spare just a few moments to tell us a little about yourself and your quilting / patchwork / sewing interests by completing our Oakshott Snapshott questionnaire.

Replies received by 30 November will be entered into our Prize Draw with the chance to win a £50 Oakshott Gift Voucher* ($75 / €67 approx)

* Gift Voucher is redeemable against your next online purchase.

Oakshott USA

Our good friend and Oakshott Fabrics US stockist Maria Tamaoka of Pinwheels is out and about a lot at the moment so go say hello (and pick up some fabric while you’re there!):
15-18 October
PIQC : Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California

29 October–1 November in booth 1715
International Quilt Festival, George R. Brown Convention Centre, Houston, Texas

Pinwheels at QuiltCon 2015


Thank you to everyone who came to visit us at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK. We were thrilled to meet you, energised by your enthusiasm and are delighted to announce the winners of our Prize Draw:
1st Anne Hawkins
2nd Vivienne Hansell
3rd Jamie Leitch
The winners will receive Oakshott Gift Vouchers and in due course, we hope they’ll share photos of their makes.

Vote Victorian

We congratulated Karen Terrens for winning best in show in Sydney in June 2015 now we can actually vote for her to win the Victorian Craft Award. Her Sanderson’s Apprentice Quilt (made using Oakshott fabrics) is a finalist in this wide-ranging event: it had 116 finalists out of 450 entrants; is exhibiting in four venues across Melbourne, Australia; covers all crafts from jewellery to ceramics, fabric to glass.

Read all about her work on and vote for her in the People’s Choice (once you have checked out the other entrants, of course!) and be in for winning some craft vouchers.


Don’t you just love the world wide web; such beautiful things to see without moving an inch.