The new Book Out Now!

By Sarah Sparkes

Triple Tulip

In Etsy Shop

The new Book Out Now!

By Sarah Sparkes

Coloured Circle

In Etsy Shop

The new Book Out Now!

By Sarah Sparkes

Square Love

In Etsy Shop

The Original Book

By Sarah Sparkes

Autumn Leaf

In Etsy Shop

The Original Book

By Sarah Sparkes

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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 Facebook page 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 17/04/21

The ‘big’ news, which I am sure you haven’t missed as it is all over this website and our social media, is that we, as a family, have published a second book ‘Quilted Postcards The Flower Edition’. We have slightly got the bug for creating and publishing and so there might be more books in the future – we will keep you posted…

Looking forward, we (Laura and Sarah Designs @ tortoisecrafts) are working on new blackwork embroidery designs for releasing as patterns on our Etsy store, to go with the patterns that are already available, Square Love Blackwork Design.  a Coloured Blackwork Circle Design and the Coloured Blackwork Autumn Leaf Design. As well as other Patchwork designs. The latest design Tulips Blackwork Design has just been added.

At the moment I have no news on when the classes at Fairkytes will re-start. Please check back here or my Facebook page for the latest updates.

Remember that I regularly post on Facebook and Instagram and I also do the ‘Rambles’ which can ramble off in any direction or for any length. The latest new "Rambling" - "season's", has been added. My first book has also featured in the July edition of Today's Quilter as one of their "Fresh Picks"

From us all at Tortoise Crafts.

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7 hours ago

First stitching job for today is make a start on sewing together a skirt for Laura.

7 hours ago
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It's Monday! So, up date on my stitching.

Managed 5.5 hours, and almost finished the corner. Really feels like I am getting towards the finish - but I know it will be a while as still got the final ... See more

9 hours ago
Makower UK

I know its only April but its good to see what will be out later in the year as you can plan ahead!!!

Very excited in studio this week as more Christmas sampling has arrived! We wish you a Yappy Christmas! with the super dog collection of prints, blocks and advent panel. Free download quilt pattern ... See more

1 day ago
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Tulips!!! 🌷🌷🌷

The first of my tulips in the buckets are flowering!!! 😃.

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