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This listing is for the non refundable Month 1 instalment to book your place on our exclusive 'Happy Stitches Journal ~ Volume 2' Subscription Club designed by Sarah.
Join us in 2021 to sew a beautiful hand quilted fabric journal. It will be a keepsake of happy stitches, that we're sure will become a much loved family treasure. There will also be opportunities to add your own personal little touches on some of the pages, this could be a button or piece of lace with a memory attached, or add an embroidered word that holds a meaning for you..... making your journal unique and special to you.
We hope that you will join us for a year of happy stitches.
What is the Happy Stitches Journal Club and how does it work?
Each month you will receive a parcel full of loveliness directly through your letterbox. A sampler book of sorts, the journal includes a mix of Sarah's hand drawn embroidery designs, (which are pre-printed on to a beautifully soft, cotton linen mix fabric) alongside applique pages and English paper pieced pages, incorporating more of the gorgeous cotton/linen fabric with the prettiest Liberty of London Tana Lawn fabrics and other carefully curated fabrics. New techniques for Journal 2, include a beautiful 3d Felt butterfly and also some raw edge wool hand applique.
Each month you’ll sew a new 'page' and in month 12 you will also make a beautiful hand quilted cover. This year, I am going to be using the iconic Liberty of London 'Betsy' for the outer cover and gorgeous 'Glenjade' for the page bindings. This club will include all the fabrics and if required, applique templates or English Paper Pieces for you to sew that months page, plus of course detailed instructions will also be included. Plus each month you will receive the embroidery threads in the exact same colours used by Sarah.
In addition for this exclusive club, at various points in the year, you will also receive wadding and binding fabric, pretty lace, vintage buttons and a spool of Aurifil 12wt for the hand quilting. Everything you need to make your fabric book except for your choice of piecing threads.
The 'Happy Stitches Journal, is a 12 Month subscription club running from January 2021 up to and including December 2021.
How big is the finished Journal?
The book is approx 9" square and 2 1/2" thick.
What techniques will be used?
The journal combines a mix of Hand Embroidery, Applique*, English Paper Piecing and Hand Quilting. You will also need a Sewing Machine for the book construction.
*Sarah used the Needle Turn method for the applique, for which you can find a detailed 'little happy' tutorial HERE, you can of course substitute this for your favourite method.
Don't forget, in addition to the monthy instructions, there are also various 'a little happy tutorials' and handy tips on the blog to help you along the way.
Will I receive exactly the same fabrics as used in the sample?
We will where possible send the same fabrics as Sarah used, however sometime we may need to make fabric substitutions. Rest assured, we will send something equally as scrumptious and the journal will retain the feel and character of the original.
What other supplies will I need?
EPP Supplies: for example glue pen & glue refills if you wish to glue baste or thread if you plan on thread basting, however all the papers are supplied.
Piecing Thread: Sarah used Aurifil 50wt #2311 in her machine and for the EPP, she then switched to 80wt for the applique.
Tools: Clover Black Gold Applique/Sharps for the applique and EPP, Clover Gold Eye Embroidery Needles for the Embroidery and Hand Quilting, a 7" embroidery hoop and your usual patchwork and sewing related tools.
Can I purchase the pattern on its own?
No, not at this moment in time...... Sorry!
How much does the Club cost?
The monthly Club cost including postage is:
UK Club Price ~ £24.95 (Via 1st Class Mail)
International Club Price ~ £28.95 (Via Standard Airmail) £33.95 (Via Priority Mail)
We are also more than happy for you to make your monthly payment to us from your Bank Account directly into our Bank Account, should prefer this method, simply get in touch once you have signed up and we will provide you will all the required information.
BEFORE PURCHASING THIS LISTING PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
By signing up to the BOM club you agree to take part in the 12 month program and it is non cancelable.
Please do not add any further products to your basket, should you wish to purchase further items please place a second order, thank you.
The monthly bundle cannot be shipped with other shop orders or other Subscription/Block of the Month parcels, we're sorry for any inconvenience!