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

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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 - you'll find it all here. We review books, products and exhibitions, keeping you in touch with all that's new.

Undecided? We have provided a free taster issue of Workshop on the Web which is entirely free and unrestricted. To view it, click the free taster button below (or Free Taster at the top of the page). Future issues can be accessed by subscribers through a password. We promise that each issue will have workshop features, an interview with a well-known embroiderer plus other articles of general interest. Also, products - not just what's new but how to use them, book reviews, news and views.

If you are a fan of videos, you'll find some stunning examples on our Members-only Facebook page. This is the venue where members chat, show their work and exchange tips and ideas on all kinds of topics. Add all this together and it's far more than a magazine - more like getting a new book regularly.

Talking about which, from the December issue, WoW will be in book form. Click here

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In this edition, Carol Wiebe uses Gelli Plate printed fabric with freeform crochet, Greta Fitchett is finding inspiration from old stone carvings, Leisa Rich is back with part 2 of her Fosshape article (we have a kit to accompany this workshop), Jane Dunneworld encourages us to get creative, Ruth Norbury produces an Autumn leaves bowl, Els van Baarle is silk screen printing, Paula Watkins continues her exploration of the colour palette, Maggie tells us about her Sketchbooks and our celebrity interview is with Lynda Monk. We also have the usual bumper crop of Products, Books, News and Exhibition reviews.

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IT'S HERE! 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
Crafty Retreats
d4daisy Books
Distant Stitch
Double Trouble
Margaret Beal
Mulberry Silks
Oliver Twists

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Most contributions to Workshop on the Web have previously been commissioned. However, if you have something to say that could suit an article, email Maggie Grey with an outline.
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.