How2Publishing is run by a small team of enthusiasts who have wide ranging experience of crafts and hobbies, along with writing and tuition skills.
We have run numerous one day workshops and weekend residential breaks for people interested to learn more about crafts such as textiles, patchwork and quilting, collage, embroidery, appliqué, creative stitch and many more.
Our interests extend to other fields, such as a book entitled Oranges and Lemons . . . and Other Citrus Fruit. Who knew, for example, that lemons saved Paris from the plague, or that oranges in classical paintings can represent either wealth or prostitution?
And team member Liza Jones gives lively and entertaining talks on many subjects to raise funds for the local Air Ambulance (see www.lizajonesspeaker.co.uk )
Details of Liza Jones will be found at:
Some Of Our Topics
Patchwork is the process of sewing together small pieces of fabric to form larger designs. This can be done by hand or machine, creating simple or more complex patterns
Crochet is a handicraft where yarn is made into textured fabric by means of a hooked needle. An inexpensive hobby, crochet can result in some spectacular pieces.
Creative stitch encompasses a wide variety of textile art. It offers plenty of opportunities for creativity and often includes techniques such as collage, appliqué or couching to give a 3-D effect.
Quilting involves sewing layers of material together to form a thicker structure. This may be for warmth, as in a bed quilt, or to give more stability, such as for a table centrepiece.
Appliqué is a decorative needlework technique where pieces of fabric are laid on a base material. The pieces are then sewn down by hand or machine forming unique designs.
Embroidery is the craft of sewing thread onto fabric using a variety of stitches to create patterns and designs. It may also include the addition of beads, sequins and other embellishments.