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Maggie Grey's Workshop on the Web

November 2017
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Welcome to Workshop on the Web which, for the last 17 years, has been a publication exclusive to the internet, featuring the very best tutors from all points of the compass. Throughout that time, probably a record for an internet magazine, Workshop on the Web has given step-by-step details of textile techniques and ideas for using those techniques creatively in machine embroidery, hand stitching and mixed media work. Also, reviews of books, products and exhibitions, keeping subscribers in touch with all that's new.

From 1st December, Workshop on the Web will become a book, published twice a year and supported by a brand new website with lots of extra content Note that the Member's Club won't be open until the book is available. We hope you will want to stay with us with Maggie Grey's WOWbook.

This is your last chance to subscribe to Workshop on the Web in its present form. If you would like to do so but are undecided, we have provided a taster issue which is entirely unrestricted. To view it, click the free taster button below (or Free Taster at the top of the page). If you decide 'yes', click Subscribe and the historic, final issue will be yours.

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In this edition, Carol Wiebe is back with Part 2 of her article on freeform crochet, Elizabeth James is challenging our perceptions of beauty, Fiona Metcalfe is inspired by nature for her printed and stitched picture in a two-part article. Kathryn Harmer Fox is stitching intriguing postcards, Nina Eaton shows us her beautiful bubblewrap flowers, Maggie is issuing a challenge and giving ideas on what to do with all that weird stuff in the cupboard and our celebrity interview is with Ann Small. We also have the usual bumper crop of Products, Books, News and Exhibition reviews.

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Lynda Monk's new book, 'Beautiful Bonded Surfaces', is now available to buy. She has some really exciting ideas for creating multi-media fabrics which combine Tyvek (an easily obtainable coated paper or fabric) with a variety of other materials using heat treatments. Lynda turns these surfaces into items as diverse as fashion garments, bags or intricate vessels. There will be extra online classes on the d4d site, with Lynda showing further explorations to those who have purchased the book. Find out more on
21st Century Yarns
Art Van Go
Beadworkers Guild
Beads for Beauty
d4daisy Books
Distant Stitch
Double Trouble
Margaret Beal
Mulberry Silks
Oliver Twists

The Small Print

Views expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect those of the editor.
Authors of articles published in Workshop on the Web retain copyright of the material. It is assumed that authors are personally responsible for any copyright clearances relating to articles in Workshop on the Web and no responsibility attaches to publisher Maggie Grey or any of her or their associates or employees in this respect.
Subscribers are provided with a password for each issue which is for their own use and should not be passed on or shared.
Subscribers may print one copy of each Workshop on the Web article for their own use. Otherwise, reproduction of any material published in Workshop on the Web is allowed only with the written permission of the editor.
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.