myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Pouch Problem?

Is an addiction to zippy pouches a recognised condition?!  If so I think I better get some help as I can’t stop making them! I’ve been talking about my Tendrils Technique in my last few posts.  The pouch above was the first one I tried with this technique, using Dashwood Studio ‘Paper Meadow’ fabric. I

Festival of Quilts 2017 Report

The Festival of Quilts is a four day event and the largest quilt show in Europe with thousands of quilts to see, and way too much to buy! Plus you get to catch up with all your quilty friends! Basically it is four days of bliss and excitement, where you feel completely ‘amongst your people’!

Stitch Gathering 2017 workshops and news round up!

Our workshops for this year’s Stitch Gathering Retreat have just been announced and I thought I would share my two new class samples with you. As you can see from the mosaic above there is a fabulous selection of classes on offer this year from our new guest tutors, Mandy Munroe, Lucy Brennan and Sarah

Announcements Galore!

I’ve been meaning to publish a newsy post for ages and now my ‘news bag’ is full to bursting! So I am going to get everything out there in one big announcement splurge!  Did you know it is World Craft Week this week?!  Check out the Facebook page to find out how to get involved with

The Thread House PATTERN SALE!!

It is our first birthday this weekend and to celebrate we are having a pattern sale!! Hooray! Get 30% off all our Thread House patterns at our Payhip Store! That’s all patterns for ¬£3.50 each! Sale ends Monday night!

The Thread House Retreat Report!

A week or so after the event and I finally feel recovered enough to post my Thread House Retreat Report! This was our first residential retreat, held at Folly Farm near Bristol two weekends ago. Speaking for myself, Karen and Lynne we are happy to pronounce it a resounding success! And as far as the

New Patterns and New Classes!

I have had a VERY busy weekend! In fact I have had a very busy couple of months! And tomorrow I will be lying beside a pool in the sun as I am off on my hols to Tenerife!! I can’t wait! But before I go, I just have time to tell you about our

Starlights Quilt

Introducing my new Thread House quilt – Starlights!  And the third finish on the blog this week! Yes three months have (somehow) passed since our first patterns were released back in September. So it’s time for three more Thread House Patterns, and this is my offering. I was attempting something relatively simple ( I often

News News News!

I seem to have lots of news to share, so this post will be a bit of a round up! First of all myBearpaw, my Edinburgh store, has been nominated for the best Scottish independent shop category in the British Sewing Awards!! How exciting and surprising! Apparently the nominations were all made by readers, so

The Thread House Pattern Giveaway RESULTS!

  CONGRATULATIONS to the person behind comment number 14! It’s Amy Crafty Shenanigans! Amy’s Crafty Shenanigans1 September 2016 at 22:45 Cube quilt is stunning and the crockery is very fun!!!! ReplyDelete Amy has won my The Thread House pattern giveaway and wins a copy of both of my patterns! Phew so pleased she said she