Anne Williams has got her card all planned out:
For the background of a handmade Christmas card I would use the gorgeous Celebes from the Colourshott range. This shimmering light blue fabric would create a wonderful snowy backdrop, the perfect foil for a festive design.
Wonder if Santa is listening?
My favourite tool, and one I always have close by when either hand or machine sewing, is That Purple Thang, an approximately 6in long plastic ‘purple thang’! One end is flattened into a 1/4in square, which is useful for checking your seam allowance as you stitch and also for holding seams in place as you feed patches through the machine; the other end has a rounded point, which is ideal for pushing, prodding, poking, stuffing… At under £5, perhaps whoever is putting the presents under my tree would like to give me the gift of a never-ending supply…
Helen Howes doesn’t actually celebrate Christmas but says a Fast Fat Quarter Ruler is good at any time!
Any card Helen made would be a riot! She just loves all colours and couldn’t pin down just one Oakshott, so here are some little fancies for fun:.
Over there amongst the Canadian snows (we assume!) Deborah Kemball has gone for a deep, warm colour:
I would choose the Midnight Blue as a background for a handmade card because the Campion red and Zinnia green I would use for the motifs would shine against this deepest darkest blue.
As for a sewing tool – a needle threader for aging eyes!
Hope you get your wish Deborah.
Our second respondent is Leanne of She Can Quilt who said:
If I were making a card with Oakshotts, I would probably pick either Bizzie Lizzie or Lichen as the background. I tend to like jazzier colours for the holidays.
As for a sewing tool, all I really want is more fabric. I always love beautifully crafted scissors or hand made sewing notions too, but the truth is I am well set up.
and who doesn’t share those feelings?
We asked some of our fabulous designers to tell us:
- which colour from Oakshott Fabrics they would choose as the background to a handmade Christmas card;
- and what sewing tool they would like to find under their Christmas tree.
So here’s the first response from Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts
For her background she would use: “Colourshott white sand because it’s the perfect background colour – soft and warm – and it lets the other colours shine.”
And we hope that she finds under her Christmas tree, “A rotating cutting mat – something I’ve never treated myself to but perfect for trimming small blocks!”