Saturday, 18 August 2012

Introducing Saints & Pinners...


 Saints and Pinners is another of my lovely sponsors and another great UK online fabric store. It is run by mother and daughter-in-law team, Fran and Jo (how great it must be to get on that well with your mother-in-law and have a shared passion!)

Their website is a lovely site, very easy to navigate around and divided into interesting sections. I particularly like the "make this" section where Jo and Fran have listed projects made from fabrics they stock and navigate you to what was used and where in the shop it is.   








 You will find a lot of the usual favourites in store - they are big fans of Cloud 9 and Anna Maria Horner, amongst others, but Jo and Fran will surprise you with some more unusual finds.

One particular collection that I haven't seen anywhere else in UK is the batik prints they currently have. These wax block prints are very striking and very different from what you normally see out there.
Jo and Fran sent me some samples to have a play with and they are so lovely to use. They are very happy fabrics for one! Also the cotton is very crisp and really lovely to sew with. The fabric holds its shape well so was perfect for my pouches.




I really enjoyed sewing with these fabrics and making something that is a real departure from my usual look. I was sent Oak, above, Zigzags, below (my favourite I think - I just love that stripy blue zigzag) and hydrangea at the bottom. 
These fabrics, along with the 2 other designs in the collection are available here and I really recommend you giving them a go in your next project. Step out of your comfort zone and have a play with them. You will be rather pleased you did.



In the meantime I am doing a little giveaway with my makes here. The winner gets to choose the 3 pouches in either Oak, Zigzag or Hydrangea.
Usual story to enter...


4 ways to win...

1. Leave a comment here to say you'd love to enter!
2. Go 'Like' Saints & Pinners on Facebook and come back here and tell me you've done it.
3. Go sign up for Saints & Pinners' Newsletter (scroll down to the bottom of the page on the right) again come back here to tell me you have.
4. Go tweet about it and yup, you guessed it, come back here to tell me you have.

Good luck! you have quite a while on this one...I'll randomly pick a winner at the end of the month...August 31st.

If you can't wait that long to get your hands on some of this go check out this and S & P's other delights right now!

32 comments:

giddy99 said...

I'd LOVE to enter, if giveaway is open to us in the U.S.!

giddy99 said...

I liked Saints & Pinners on FB (and I love their name)!!!

giddy99 said...

I've signed up for the newsletter! Thanks for the giveaway!

giddy99 said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/giddy99/status/236821158102724609

Charlotte said...

fab pouches - very cool!

Liz DandeliondD said...

I would love to enter.
Thanks for the chance xxxx

Liz DandeliondD said...

I have liked their FB page.

Gill said...

Count me in please!

Gill said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

Julie said...

I love Saints and pinners, and have been admiring their batik prints. And your pouches are fantastic too! Juliex

Julie said...

I've been signed up to the newsletter for a while.

kbzelazny said...

Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kylie Hunt said...

These are fabulous prints! Thanks for showcasing them Karen :) Kx

Camilla said...

What great fabrics and tempting pouches! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jilly said...

I would love to enter the giveaway. Thanks

Jilly said...

I have signed up for the Saints and Pinners newsletter

Jilly said...

I have liked Saints and Pinners on facebook

Kay said...

What a fun giveaway, thank you. I particularly love the oak collection of bags.
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Kay said...

I love them on fb.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kay said...

I already get the newsletter.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Ivana said...

Oh, I would like to enter the giveaway. I like the oak fabric the most. Love, Ivana

Heather A said...

I haven't seen these fabric before. So cool! And I love what you've done with them. It would be a thrill to win any of these.

bindi67 said...

yes would love to enter please. Fab pouches and batik. Reminds me of my mum doing batik at home in the 70s and dropping wax onto the carpet, which she then tried to iron off....!!

bindi67 said...

yes would love to enter please. Fab pouches and batik. Reminds me of my mum doing batik at home in the 70s and dropping wax onto the carpet, which she then tried to iron off....!!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Gostaria de entrar,se vocês enviam para o Brasil.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Isisjem said...

The make this section is a great inclusion. Although it makes me want to make stuff I'm trying to avoid making :-)

Gill R said...

These look great, have seen some of their fabric before and it's gorgeous! Having a pouch made already would just be fab! Gill

Barbara Woods said...

put my name in thanks

Strawberry Patch said...

I would love to enter!

Strawberry Patch said...

I like saints and pincers on fb

Strawberry Patch said...

I already receive the newsletter

the running hare said...

Great batiks, thanks for the giveaway