myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

New Workshops for the Autumn!

We’ve just launched our Autumn Term prospectus at myBearpaw Craft Studio! I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks making some new class samples, and feeling quite festive despite it being July (not that you’d know it as we have had the most atrocious weather this summer in Scotland – it’s just starting raining

Giveaway results and lovely gifts for me!

First of all let’s get those results out the way! The winner of the Stitch Gathering Goody Bag is number 86! Congratulations Gill!! I will email you privately to get your address 🙂 Commiserations to everyone else, but to make up for your loss let’s look at some pretty things. I wanted to highlight the

Botch Handle Cushion

This week a friend had a special birthday (a number I am heading for in just a few years too!) so I made her this cushion out of gorgeous Dashwood fabric. I just love those foxes. This is the Botch Handle block for my Modern Sampler Quilt which I finally finished a few weeks back.

Modern Sampler Quilt finished!

I actually finished this quilt before Christmas, but with everything that’s been going on and with the terrible weather we’ve been having (everything is soaking wet outside!) making photography difficult, I am only just able to share it with you now. This is my Modern Sampler Quilt, that I started making for a class last

New Applique and Colour Theory workshops

We’re going to focus on the rest of our new 2014 classes at myBearpaw Craft Studio in this post. First of all I have a new Applique class. For the first few years I offered a class where you decorated a tote bag with needle-turn applique. I have now updated this class so that we

Scrappy Improv Quilt

I have been SOOO busy over the last couple of weeks getting all my samples made for the new 2014 myBearpaw craft classes. Which has meant that I have been a bit absent from blogland, but it does mean that I now have lots of new makes to show you! We launched the new prospectus

Angels and Snowmen

Phew! Things have been a bit hectic around here recently and therefore a bit too quiet on the blog. So I thought I would do a bit of a round-up post to tell you all what I have been up to. First of all I have been doing a lot of classes, including a new

Using up my class samples again…

I have been very busy with my workshops over the last few months. Most classes involve a degree of class prep plus I quite ofter produce a block during the class. So on Monday I had a great time using up some of my class samples and making them in to useful items. I have

Fun with yo-yos!

I’ve never had much time for yo-yos before. I didn’t like the way they were put together in quilts (or I guess they are coverlets strictly speaking) with the gaps between the circles. Who wants holes in their quilts? But then last Monday I was desperate for a quick easy project to show as my

Christmas Crafts and a special Mini Retreat Day!

We’ve been feeling very festive around here this week as we prepare for a bumper season of Christmas Crafts! Not only do I have some new Bearpaw Christmas Craft Classes to share with you, but we’ve also gone and organised a new Stitch Gathering Mini Retreat Day!  We just couldn’t wait another year to do