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Welcome To Tortoise Crafts

The Home Of Quilted Postcards

Welcome to my website

This is the digital home of my creative life, from Quilted Postcards & Quilts, to my hobbies of Knitting, Crochet, Weaving & Embroidery. In short all things Patchwork & Fabric!

Please take time to look about and if you would like to subscribe, then please do. I have a section just for subscribers where I have details of some designs that you can download.

I now have a feed to my Instagram & Facebook Feeds right on this home page, so you can see what I've been up to making.

However long you stay I hope you pickup and take away with you just a bit of my passion for all things fabric, thread & yarn.

Sarah

Latest Updates 18/10/21

A lot been happening here at the home of Tortoise Crafts.

After a rather mad rush, knowing we had to get it done for August, we have published Book Number 3 – Quilted Postcards - The Christmas Edition. As soon as we finished book Number 2, we started on Number 3, and I do mean we. I may be the designer and maker, but I couldn’t publish the books without Tony, doing all the photography and then putting it all together (all the technical stuff!!) and Laura going through and making sense of my writing and correcting my terrible spelling and grammar. Book 3 has been featured in Novembers Edition of "British Patchwork & Quilting" in their "Retail Therapy" section.

I hope that you are enjoying my weekly Quilt Stories about the many quilts that are around our home! every week a new story will be added. On number 16 now! There are also my Rambles for you to read, the latest two are "This Ordinary Life" & "Family Day Out".

On Laura & Sarah Designs @Tortoise Crafts, there will be more patterns coming very soon!!! To add to those that we already have available on our Etsy store. BookshelfVintage Sewing Machine, Square Love Blackwork Design.  a Coloured Blackwork Circle Design and the Coloured Blackwork Autumn Leaf Design. As well as other Patchwork designs.

Finally for this update, Fairkytes have started again There will be a minimum number of 8 and a maximum of 12 for the classes, so they are asking if anyone is interested in joining my Patchwork & Quilting class, would you please contact the Fairkytes Office on 01708 456308.

Remember that I regularly post on Facebook and Instagram.

From us at Tortoise Crafts, happy creating.

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1 day ago

New Ramble - and I have Rambled away.....

2 days ago

New Ramble up on my website ..... about my ordinary life!!!!

3 days ago

Week Four and I seem to have got a fair bit done, the leg seems to stitch quicker!!!

I managed 3 hours stitching this week, which brings the total to 10.5 hours in all.

Still a long way to go...

3 days ago

Week Four and I seem to have got a fair bit done, the leg seems to stitch quicker!!!

I managed 3 hours stitching this week, which brings the total to 10.5 hours in all.

Still a long way to go...

3 days ago

Autumn wall hanging pieced and ready to quilt!!

Once I have finished it, I will write up the pattern and post it on my website.

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