Mon 1st September
The new book SIMPLE REDWORK has arrived! Congratulations to all of you who pre ordered, your books are being mailed out to you this week.
Here is a link to a youtube promo of the new book
I have put together a Redwork box filled with all the goodies you will need to start you off on the Redwork Journey. This can be found under [ LINK] Redwork
Next Show on Create and Craft 7th September 8am I am planning to have a Redwork show to celebrate the new book so keep an eye out for the goodies and you may finally see how to make the curly string hair!
I am bringing Redwork to our local Arts Festival, join me 15th september for a mini workshop, demo and talk on Redwork only £7.00 a ticket
Fancy a Christmas workshop with Mandy here in beautiful Sussex? Keep 6th or 7th Dec free we have something special for you!!!
WORKSHOPS are being uploaded over next few days
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
WHERE WILL I BE?
Next on Create and Craft Sunday 7th and 28th September see you there!!!
!!Festival of Quilts Stand H4 7th- 10th August
Hailsham arts festival, mini workshop and talk on Redwork Mon 15th September.
The Handmade Fair Hampton Court BN12 west tent 19th- 21th September
Cowslip Workshops Christmas fair plus teaching 14th -16th November
Quilters Haven Suffolk 27th -29th November
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We can take payment over the phone on most Monday to Fridays in office hours. Please checkout as if you were to pay by cheque so we have your order details at hand. This is also the ideal time to ring if you would prefer to place your order over the phone or have any queries.
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
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.
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.''
SHE WON SECOND PLACE!!!
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.
If you are interested on what goes on behind the scenes here at Dandelion Designs do visit my blog
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.
Beautiful quality - felted wool is much stronger than the polyester variety. Price quoted is for 25cms x 70cms. Please contact me if you want a larger quantity. These felted wools are either 100% wool or 80% wool. They do not pile and are hard wearing.
50% Cotton 50% Linen
This fabric is the staple diet of most of my projects. Sold per half meter.
Bag Handles. 2" Wide Thick Webbing Tape Ideal for Bag Handles. Now nine colours in stock
Sold by the meter. 100 % cotton and French! 2" wide.
French 100% Cotton Ric Rac Wide.
100% cotton ric rac in a range of wonderful colours. Superior quality than others.
Celebrate with a Stitch, my new book which includes an iron on transfer is out now .
My latest book Celebrate with a Stitch, this includes the iron on transfer
Red Heart Buttons
Very lovely red heart buttons available in three sizes 7mm and 4mm approximately and the mixed which are slightly larger. Approx. 40+ micro, 40 small and 30 in the mixed larger sizes
42 " Wide Cotton Poplin Dots. Sold in Half meters
A slightly lighter weight cotton than our patchwork fabrics but great for all your craft projects, plus its a good price.
Two becomes one bag kit
A very easy reversable bag . The kit contains the denim , red spot, fmagnetic fastener , red tape handles and decorative button.
60" Wide Calico I mt
Now sold in full meters
A kit for a very sweet pocketed christmas dog. He measures 6" x 4" he would be ideal to give as a pressie or make for your xmas tree.
Linen look cotton dots NEW
My favorite fabric at the moment with a rustic country feel. price is for 1/2 meter. 100% cotton
Pigma micron pen
A fine nib 01 permanent pen that will not fade or run, perfect for dolls faces and signing quilts
A Quilter Lives Here
This is such a lovely quilt to make for the enthusiastic appliqué, it's a bit fiddly in parts but the subjects are so dear to our hearts that you will enjoy each and every motif. I give you space to be creative and make the quilt personal to you by encouraging you to fill the Tree of Life with special symbols that represent you, your family and friends. I always go over board on embellishing but you could tone down the embroidery and keep it simpler for an easier life.
These are the new decorations I made especially for when Kirstie Allsopp came to our home to film for channel four wow!!
Wooden buttons designed by Mandy
Price is for each button. Laser cut wooden buttons taken from my designs
Ruby Advent Calendar Doll
Our dear Little Ruby is a very pretty Advent Calendar Doll. Her dress has 24 little pockets to store chocolate coins or small gifts, one a day leading up to Christmas Eve when you can then hide, in the back of her dress, a present or pyjamas ready for the big day. Don't forget to check out her friend Robin, an Advent Teddy with dungarees with pockets!!!
Robin Advent Calendar Ted
Robin the advent calendar ted. Meet our new man in the house, a lovely Teddy advent calendar to hang on the wall. 24 pockets filled with chocolate coins which will delight any child.
45 Micro Round Black Buttons Suitable for Eyes
Tiny tiny buttons that I use for eyes.
Decorative extra long pinwheels
This product would be ideal to use on the pattern '50's round pin keeper'