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Creative Quilting Prompts eCourse for Quilt Ideas

Creative Quilting Prompts eCourse provides you with twelve whole months of creative inspiration, ideas, themes to get you on track when your mojo just is not there and you cannot think of anything to do. Even experienced quilters get stuck at some time and we all need a little gentle push. This ecourse gives you a flying start.

Creative Quilting Prompts ecourse
Creative Quilting Prompts eCourse

What’s Included in the ecourse?

Join the ecourse now and start straight away. It’s yours to keep and use 24/7. You will receive Unit 1 with a prompt photo and many ways how to interpret it from simple ones for beginners, to more challenging possibilities. See where it takes you and let the ideas flow. The prompt is a springboard for your own creative ability.

More than just a prompt, you will receive a booklet each month with plenty of ideas to help you along the way. You can connect the ideas to your own local area. You’ll find your you, your unique voice and create quilts along the way. We’ll provide a prompt a month that will keep you going all year and beyond. We make suggestions for making the prompt all about you, ideas for techniques, sizes and more. It really is a wonderful way to explore quilting and get in touch with your creative side, instead of quilting from set patterns.

Creative Quilters

As a fully qualified, experienced teacher, I encourage students to look at the prompt in different ways. In this way, you are more likely to draw on your own life experiences and create something that means so much more to you. There is a private facebook group to post your makes and ask any questions related to the ecourse.

Sign up for the Creative Quilting Prompts ecourse now and be part of the fun.

Words, work and images copyright Karen Platt 2021

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Made by Hand Handmade Textiles Knit and Stitch

Made by hand has been the byword for my work throughout my creative career. Although I sometimes use a sewing machine and at one time I owned a knitting machine, I prefer to work with my hands. Sometimes things made by machine are labelled made by hand and I think it’s important to distinguish the real thing because it takes a lot longer to make.

Handknitting

made by hand
made by hand my own knitting designs

I have been a handknitter for over 50 years. Gone are the days when it was knit one, drop one on my first knitting project at school, the dishcloth. Gone also are waking up at 5am to knit as I did eagerly in my teens. So too the eight hours a day knitting that I was so fond of right into my thirties. Now I am a more sedate knitter of an hour or two a day, dragged there by my hair screaming, for I honestly wish I could still knit eight hours a day. I find it peaceful and my mother always said I had a Mona Lisa smile when knitting. Yet the hands, wrists, elbows and even shoulders will not allow me to do that any more, so I have to be content to pick it up and put it down in short spells. That’s the beauty of knitting.

Since the last blog on Monday, I finished a colourwork cardigan that had sat around for thirty years! That’s the very last of knitting someone else’s pattern. I have been a knitwear designer for over thirty years myself. I designed and knitted up a lovely little shoulder wrap this week. It’s perfect for the cooler evenings.

I managed six rows of the my new design – a fairisle sweater in true Shetland yarn from Jamiesons of Lerwick. I enjoyed choosing the colours and today the first pattern section was reached. So looking forward to this.

You can find my knitting patterns on Ravelry

and my knitting pattern booklet on the website, 10 fabulous patterns for 15.00 gbp

Karen Platt knitting patterns
Karen Platt knitting patterns

Stitching

When I can knit no longer, I sew. Sometimes because of my hands, that has to be on the sewing machine, but I still fit in a fair bit of hand stitching too. The pile of to do for sewing is quite extensive. I remembered I had stalled on the fabulous indigo jacket. This is a sewing machine project, but I am making it reversible therefore all the seams are machine stitched and then stitched in place by hand. I set in the sleeves this week.

indigo jacket
machine sewn indigo jacket with handsewn seams

I also returned to the new coat project, which is all hand stitched after a break of a week. It stitches up quickly, even though it is by hand.

made by hand
made by hand embroidered coat

That’s all for this week. I shall be continuing these handmade projects and maybe more. See you next week.

Words, work and images copyright Karen Platt 2021