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18th November
4 new patterns and kits this month

xxxxNew Christmas gift boxes just added, very limited in number, ideal present for crafty friends and family. find under new 2014 or Christmas.xxxxx

My next set of travels takes me to Suffolk, Quilters Haven, where I have three days of teaching, will I see you there?
I am next on Create and Craft TV 30th of November at 8am so perhaps we can meet then , it is a show full of Christmas cheer and lots of newbies, set the timer!

XXXXXXRedwork boxes now back in stock! Great gift ideaXXXXXX

To help you all out with your Christmas crafting we are going to give you Twelve days of special offers .... It all starts now but be warned stocks are limited so dont delay order today !

These offers will be changing every three to four days!!

On the FIFTH day of Christmas my true love gave to me....
A Windy Terrace draft excluder pattern with every order over £20.00. Please use order number 3076 (see offer under Christmas heading)

# We have organised a weekend of Christmas heaven here in Sussex 6th and 7th December, Christmas crafting, Christmas food, drinks and decorations and a little pop up Dandelion Designs shop. An all inclusive price of £65.00 per day just bring your lippy and a bag to carry home your goodies. Saturday SOLD OUT , just a few spaces left on sunday

'Dear Mandy,
Your book Simply Redwork arrived this morning! What fantastic service and a fantastic book.
Really pleased to get the patterns/transfers with it. Thanks very much
Joy'...................loving it!!!

'How lovely I received my book today - it's brilliant & so easy on the eye - you should be very proud of yourself I love it - I have put it with all the other books of yours
I have several of your projects - so I am going to start working through them all
I am going to the 'Handmade Fair' hopefully I will see you there'

'Thank you Mandy and your 'team' xx I am delighted with your "Simply Redwork" book xx can't wait to get started xx regards Hilary xx'

Here is a link to a youtube promo of the new book

See whats news in the 'New 2014' section of the web!

NEWS ... 100% wool felt now available in LARGE pieces!!!

I have made a video for the Christmas hanging hearts you all bought in your hundreds check out my facebook!

My media links are ; twitter .. @mandydandelion ... facebook ... Dandeliondesigns
blog (typepad) Mandy Shaw Dandelion Designs .... email ... mandy@dandeliondesigns

Quilters Haven Suffolk 27th -29th November

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The phone is now manned mon - fri between 9.30 and 1 and Sharon will happily take your call on

We aim to get all orders out as soon as possible but please allow up toTEN days for delivery, longer if your items are out of stock, our suppliers can hardly keep up with your demands!!!

Emails like this make my day
My copy arrived today thank you, I've not had chance to have a proper read of it yet but just flicking through the pages is a joy and the quality of the pictures and the whole book is amazing and it was signed too!

Much to my surprise your new book arrived this morning (I only ordered it on Sunday afternoon!) Congratulations - it is excellent and lovely to see a resurgence in the embroidery stitches I used to do as a child in the 50's when materials etc were at a premium.

Order some webbing bag handle tape from the lovely Sharon last week, also mentioned that I needed 3 of the large red poppers. She knew she didn't have any in stock but promised she would have a hunt and see what she could do. Ordered Monday by Thursday my parcel arrived and yippee! 3 red poppers. Great service and a really lovely lady to talk to. Thank you.

Today I telephoned the wonderful Sharon to have my name put on the 'Special list' re: a 'Stitched with Love kit'. I adore the designs. I have a special birthday this year, what better way to celebrate than with a Mandy Shaw 'stitched with love' kit!!!!!

''What wonderful staff you have. If only every company had a 'Sharon'. She was kind, helpful and so friendly. The whole experience has made 'Dandelion Designs' THE number one place for me to shop for my stitching supplies in the future. What amazing customer service. Thank you.
Kind regards, Sue'

Ordered a couple of thing which were despatched on 12 Dec and I received them the next day!!!. Many thanks.

Well what have you started!!!

From a "not really interested in sewing" person, i'm now taking sewing classes and on my way to making a snow man garland with your lovely pattern that my sister has just bought me. I have two of your boks and the instructions are amazing.

''Dear Mandy
I received your new book this morning, it is one of four of your books that I now have.
Thankyou for signing it , the free pattern, that I am delighted with. I have all you shows recorded and watch them over and over again.

Love Craftycaz ''

''Thank you for sending me my kit for the 2 becomes 1 bag, I've made it already, once I knew what I was doing and had recorded you ages ago on C & C doing a demo of this bag, it was
easy. We have a local village produce and craft show this weekend and
a tote bag is one the item on the list so going to take and along and hopefully win with it.''


You can now follow me on twitter: @mandydandelion where I can share my mad daily antics, be prepared to feel worn out!!! I certainly do. I can also be found on facebook at Dandelion Designs.

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At Dandelion Designs you will find a web shop full of craft patterns and unusual haberdashery items. We have patterns for dolls, bears, bags, button jewellery, cushions, needle cases, and especially quilts. We specialise in Christmas across all our ranges and are famous for our Christmas Angels. The haberdashery section specialises in ric rac of all sizes, prairie cloths, linens, cotton tapes and ribbons, and those unusual but difficult to find items that make Dandelion Designs patterns special.
Mandy Shaw, the designer has appeared in numerous magazines with her designs; Homespun, Country living, BBC Homes and Antiques, Inspirations, Fabrications, Popular Patchwork and Making, to name but a few. More recently she has appeared on Kirsties Homemade Christmas, and Kirstie's and Phil's Perfect Christmas. She lives in East Sussex with her husband and four children.

Best Selling Items

DMC Cotton a Broder 16 20m Please note DMC have changed the colour of the 815 .


This is the colour I use for all my Redwork. The new colour has a dot in front of the number . If you require the old colour, we have limited stock , please phone.
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This is a lovely sewing pouch based on a design used in the navy. It involves one zip and the use of bias binding, but is still reasonably easy to make. It could also be used as a jewellery roll or make up bag. Open ended zips for this pattern are now available on the special notions page.
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50% Cotton 50% Linen


This fabric is the staple diet of most of my projects. Sold per half meter.
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Simple Redwork book

Simple Redwork iron on transfers


This pattern will contain all the iron on transfers you will need for my new book Simple Redwork
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Dress Makers Carbon Paper


This paper is perfect for transfering designs in the book. You need to use a flat surface and a ball point pen and press hard.
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Two becomes one bag pattern


A very easy reversable bag that can be made up in linens, cottons, upholstery fabric or even PVC
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linen look cotton stars


Sold in half metres
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Twas the Night Before Christmas


This advent calendar has twenty-four little pockets disguised as beds, with a dolly asleep in them, well only the dolly's head actually. It has bought many a smile for my four children, not forgetting the tears when a child has got the wrong pressie. I vary the gifts from rubbers, pencils, hair-bands, chocolates, beauty products, brooches, even tickets for the panto etc, culminating in a larger gift on Christmas Eve. I would love to say it's easy, but you do need skills with the rotary cutter. Approx size 42" x 32".
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A very pretty, 16 inch angel or doll. I thought she looked like she has come from the set of Pride and Prejudice, Keira Knightley? The stuffing, as always is a bit fiddly, but otherwise she is a ‘joy’ to make! You can buy her hair in our NETQUOTEVAR:LINK
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Best Press starch


A handy sized plastic bottle, 177ml, of clear starch just right for your sewing kit. No flaking, clogging, no residue and acid free. Linen fresh
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Simply Redwork, my new book due to be published in September


My beautiful new book teaching you how to create simple Redwork stitcheries.
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Twelve days of xmas redwork bunting kit


A kit with all the iron on transfers to make this lovely family heirloom
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Linen look cotton dots NEW


My favorite fabric at the moment with a rustic country feel. price is for 1/2 meter. 100% cotton
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Two becomes one bag kit


A very easy reversable bag . The kit contains the green floral fabric , green baby cord and decorative button.
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Xmas wineglass lampshade pattern


A lovely redwork lampshade for a small wineglass to decorate your house at Christmas
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Goodnight Sleeptight


This is a simple little wall hanging that has given my children so much pleasure at bedtime. I hang it on the wall near the pillow so that they can play with it. I even adapted the design and made it into a little house and then went one step further and made it into a Christmas advent calendar with twenty-four little beds. Do I ever sleep, I hear you cry, the answer is soundly. Once again this can be made out of lots of scraps, recycle your children's clothes, I used a gingham school uniform. You will be surprised at the wonderful memories your children or grandchildren will have when they find these things you make, in the bottom of an old drawer in years to come. Finished size approx 19" x 15" 
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100% white linen


Sold in half meters bright white and lovely to sew.
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Pearl and Pete Wigam Pattern


The third in the saga of Pearl and Pete.
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Check Bias Binding 18mm Wide


Poly cotton narrow bias binding, not suitable for quilts but craft projects.
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