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Maggie Grey's Workshop on the Web
- the quarterly textile review


September 2014
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Susan Syddall

Welcome to Workshop on the Web, a publication exclusive to the internet, featuring the very best tutors from all points of the compass, giving step-by-step details of textile techniques and ideas for using those techniques creatively. Machine embroidery, hand stitching, mixed media work from metals to the latest developments in plastics technology and beyond - you'll find it all here. We review books and products and keep you in touch with all that's new.

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Lesley Patterson-Marx is silkscreen printing using an embroidery hoop. Maggie has ideas for cutting it with butterflies and an article from the Wow team focuses on making and using Sketchbooks, getting you ready for our Sketch-a-thon. Susan Syddall gets carried away with Brusho, Nicky Dillerstone creates a miniature world - in a tin and Jane Robinson has a fabulous article about making a Fossil Rock. Paula Watkins continues her article on using resin for mixed media work, our celebrity interview is with Annabel Rainbow and we have a bumper crop of Products, Books, News and Exhibitions.

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AVAILABLE NOW 'Cut, Shape, Stitch' is a new book by Maggie Grey, Samantha Packer & Paula Watkins. It aims to bring together cutters of all descriptions. The book progresses through simple shapes and techniques to more complex structures. Each section begins with a description of the tools used and the materials required. In many cases step-by-step photographs show exactly how it is done. So come on a journey that will explore the full potential of the cutting edge.There are ideas for all manner of cutting devices, from simple hole punches to easy scan or computer controlled cutters that enable you to import your own designs. Some of them can even be used as printing presses. Find out more on

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Health & Safety. Take reasonable care with all paints etc. and only use them in a well-ventilated room. Take precautions when burning fabric, using a respirator when doing so. If soldering and fabric singeing, do so in an area with as much natural ventilation as possible - all windows open etc. Use common sense and follow health and safety instructions. Neither Maggie Grey nor any of her associates or employees has any responsibility for the outcome of the techniques described.