Tag Archives: Calluna

  • Did you know that Oakshott do Sample Swatch Packs for all the collections*?
  • Did you know that when you buy a Sample Swatch Pack  you also get a £5 Gift Voucher to set against your next online purchase?
  • Did you know that Oakshott offer a special shipping rate on Sample Swatch Pack only purchases (whether you order one pack or the complete set) of £4.95 in the UK and £8.00 for the rest of the world?

What’s stopping you putting a bit of magic in your hand? Visit the Quilting Samples page in the online store.

Sample Swatches-med* 5″ x 5″; £7.00 for Lipari, Ruby Reds, New Colourshott Colours 01-30, New Colourshott Colours 31-57, Lakes, New Autumn; £3.50 for Scandinavia and Calluna.

Konkret I

Look at this fantastic example of how to make the most of the secret quality of the new Calluna collection. As designer Jutta Hufnagel of Quilt Around the World says:

“it shows the cool fact that you buy one length of fabric and actually have two colours at

2014-7Konkret1This cushion uses Calluna Erica for the pink/purple and Lipari in grey and black. Jutta is offering the PDF pattern for FREE during August from her website. The design was inspired by the German Bauhaus architects and artists.

2014 Festival of Quilts

At this year’s Festival of Quilts on 7-10 August you can stock up on your Oakshott Fabrics at either Stand G21, Pinwheels, or Stand N4, The Bramble Patch.

Oakshott packs of Lakes, Ruby Red and Lipari at the 2013 Festival of Quilts

See more about this year’s Festival of Quilts on their website.


A summer herringbone top

Lizzie Lenard has just become a fan of the new Calluna Herringbone (“it gives a very smart look to a garment”). Her aim was to make best use of a metre to make an adult’s garment, and she had just the tiniest amount of the Harebell material left over.

“It has been a great pleasure sewing with it. It was because I knew the cotton would hang well in gathers that I made a point of testing it with pleats.  Top marks, it holds a beautiful crease.”

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Read all about the process in detail on her vintage sewing website and see more chat about the top, and vintage sewing more generally, on the fascinating We Sew Retro blog.

Our mouths watered at the sight of Kerry’s clothing adventures with our new Calluna Herringbone fabric. There’s info and pics on lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk and detailed making instructions on verykerryberry.blogspot

Kerry Berry in Calluna Herringbone
Kerry Berry in Calluna Herringbone

The Calluna  Herringbone is what I would describe as a shirting weight.  Imagine a beautiful, quality men’s shirt, from the sort of gentlemen’s outfitters that sells brightly coloured socks and cashmere sweaters- that is the weight of Calluna.  It is light to medium weight, perfect for shirts and dresses.  It is soft and the weave produces a two tone effect with a light colour on one side and a darker version on the other so perfect for contrast details like the button plackets, collar stands, cuffs and pockets on this dress.

Oakshott Fabrics Calluna Herringbone 01
Oakshott Fabrics Calluna Herringbone 01