The Big Spring Contest
The Big Spring Contest
The Big Spring Contest
The Big Spring Contest
The Big Spring Contest
The Big Spring Contest
The Big Spring Contest

The Big Spring Contest

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Some Key Questions: 

When is the deadline to submit my design? Sunday 16th March
 
Does it have to be an original design? No! Please feel free to send in patterns, photos of your idea, hand-drawings, illustrations... as long as we can tell what it is!
 
Who do I submit my design to? Each blogger has chosen a theme that your design must fit into. Your design should be submitted to the blogger who set your theme. They will say on their blog, how they would like to receive submissions. Please also sign up to the newsletter, to be kept informed of winners and any updates!
 
How many times can I enter?  You can submit one design to each blogger. They must all be different designs. But be careful, you might have to make all of them if you’re chosen by multiple bloggers!
 
Who picks the winner? Each blogger will pick a winner for their theme and the final winner will be chosen by public vote via Offset Warehouse’s Facebook page.
 
If I’m chosen, how long will I have to make my design? The deadline to have your design completed is Wednesday 9th April - this will give you three weeks to create your chosen design.
 
Can I apply from overseas? Yes of course! At Offset Warehouse we deliver our fabrics worldwide - so we'd love to see entrants from near and far.  If you're outside the UK, please do let us know where you've entered from when you submit your design.
 
My fabric is out of stock - do I still submit it? If a fabric says it is out of stock, it usually means that it's coming back in very soon.  Just to be on the safe side, please do drop us a line and make sure: [email protected]
 
I have lots more questions!  No problem, please email us: [email protected]

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Meet the Bloggers & Their Chosen Themes:

Ali Very Berry Handmade and Offset Warehouse

Ali from VeryBerry Handmade THEME: For My Crafty Friend

Very Berry Handmade is mostly written by me, Ali, with occasional contributions from my other half, Sandy. Having lived in Sheffield, Cambridge, Liverpool and London, we’ve now pitched up in north Staffordshire in the UK, not a million miles from where we grew up. We have lovely twin sons who are home-schooled, and we both work from home too.

 
Kerry from Penny Dog Patchwork and Offset Warehouse

Kerry from PennyDog Handmade THEME: Animals and Pets

Hi, I’m Kerry, I’m writer of PennyDog Handmade and I have fingers in many pies! I live in Leicestershire with my partner and our greyhound boy Fletcher.  Amongst all the things I do, I love patchwork and am a founding member of the East Midlands Modern Quilt Group. I like how all the little pieces come back together to make something great! 


 
Winnie Scruffy Badger and Offset Warehouse
Winnie from Scruffy Badger Time THEME: First Frock of Spring
I'm Winnie, blogging as Scruffy Badger over at http://scruffybadgertime.co.uk where I share my sewing obsessions with a sprinkling of silliness thrown in! I try my hand at sewing most things from vintage dresses & smarter clothes for the office to easy to wear knits' jeans & sportswear - all with an individual twist- which often involves ric rac and elephants!
 
Zoe So Zoe What Do You Know and Offset Warehouse

Zoe from SoZoWhatDoYouKnow THEME: Everyday Awesomeness - everyday things that make you feel great
My name's Zoe and my blog, So Zo... What Do You Know is all about my explorations into sewing and refashioning. These activities (read: obsessions) form a big part of my desire to live a more sustainable and authentic life. I also aim to inspire and assist others in making/remaking their own clothing so I regularly posts tips, tricks, tutorials, how-to's and ideas as well as documenting my own creations.

 

Grand Prizes:

Green Tulip and Offset Warehouse
Green Tulip Logo and Offset WarehouseThese bambu Adjust-A-Bowls are the ultimate 'hold everything' bowl and Green Tulip are generously giving one of each - a hemp organic denim one and a cork one. Fold 'em down, or pop 'em up, use them to store your sewing bits and bobs, pop it in the kitchen for fruit, vegetables or bread, or why not in the bathroom for bottles? Hemp has eight times the tensile strength and four times the durability of other natural fibers, and is mildew resistant and anti-microbial. Cork is renewable and biodegradable, and cork forests are essential to preventing soil erosion, maintaining water resources and storing CO2.

 

 
Leather trim buckle basket Offset Warehouse Basket Basket & Offset WarehouseThis gorgeous leather trim buckle basket is handmade in Morocco with palm leaves. It is lightweight, strong and free standing, great for shopping, the beach, picnics, gym, nappy bag and much more! The leather handles are incredibly soft and long enough to go over your shoulder and tuck under your arm. With the added bonus of a leather strap and buckle to keep everything safe - it'll be your new best friend! 
   
DIY Couture & Offset Warehouse

DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection, by Rosie Martin

The DIY Couture collection is 10 stylish, easy to make pieces of clothing that can be endlessly reinvented in different fabrics, textures and colours. Anyone who enjoys sewing and creating something unique will love using this book to make their own couture wardrobe. With no complex sewing patterns, even beginners at sewing can make their own beautiful clothes.

   
Anna Alicia Offset Warehouse

Make It Your Own, by Anna Alicia

Anna Alicia, the designer-maker behind eco-ethical homeware and jewellery label A Alicia, brings you 25 beautifully designed projects to help transform your home into a wonderful living space that truly reflects your personal style. The gorgeous photography throughout shows how the projects can work with your existing décor to transform your space. Anna also gives tips on using eco-ethical and vintage materials, a subject close to her heart. Whatever kind of space you live in, this book is about creating beautiful handmade objects that will make it really feel like your home.

   
 Tee Shirt Offset WarehouseOffset Warehouse Tee

BohoHemp Logo Offset WarehouseYour choice of a men's and women's BohoHemp t-shirt!

Hemp has been used by mankind to make eco clothing since before recorded history. It is thought that hemp is the oldest cultivated plant in the world with uses dating back to the Stone Age. BohoHemp presents stylish, urban, hemp clothing. Not only do they sell women's and men's fashion, and a fantasitc range of yoga and dancewear, but they have also just introduced a children's section - so go and take a look!

 
Po Zu and Offset Warehouse Eco footwear brand, Po-Zu, are giving a £50 voucher towards a pair of their amazing shoes, boots or sandals!  Check out their range on their website www.po-zu.com and keep a look out for their spring summer collection which they will be launching in the next couple of weeks...
 
Offset Warehouse and the Good Wardrobe Sew It Forward is a frock-friendly initiative from The Good Wardrobe that encourages people to share their sewing, knitting and mending skills. You could be the lucky winner of a Sew It Forward Knitting gift set which includes a Sew It Forward gift voucher, Rowan yarn, knitting needles and Rowan pattern book in a gift bag. 

In the spirit of the initiative, this prize is an ideal present to share with someone else: The "Sew It Forward" voucher doesn't have a monetary value, but is a lovely way for you to give the promise of your time and skills to a loved one, and the yarn, needles and book provide all you need to fulfil a knitting "share". (Or you could just keep the Rowan knitting goodies all for yourself!).


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