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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 26/07/21

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

Firstly, a new Summer – Tea & Roses wall hanging is available to download on the Members section of the website.

Secondly, we, Laura & Sarah Designs @ Tortoise Crafts have released two new Blackwork Embroidery patterns for sale on our Etsy shop – One is a Bookshelf, and the other is a Secondly, we, Laura & Sarah Designs @ Tortoise Crafts have released two new Blackwork Embroidery patterns for sale on our Etsy shop – One is a Bookshelf, and the other is a Vintage Sewing Machine. 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.

Thirdly, starting from Monday the 28th of June I will be starting a series of posts on Facebook, every Monday about the quilts that I have around the house. Each week I will show a different quilt, and ‘talk’ a bit about it, fabrics and techniques. Since I have been quilting for over 30 years and the house is full of quilts – those we used to use, those we still use and then those that are hidden away in cupboards!!! Tony will also add them to the website under "My Quilt Stories", 5th one now added. The series will run for a while…..

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" - "Christmas", has been added.

From us at Tortoise Crafts, happy creating.

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3 days ago

New Ramble, just gone up.....

4 days ago

While we were away I finished knitting the scarf I have been doing for ages - slowly, a few rows most nights!

It is a combination of a simple cable and gingham check design, made in Stylecraft ... See more

4 days ago

Hat anyone?!!!!

4 days ago

Stitching inspired by holidays!!!

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