When I was at Spring Market I met Linda Winner, from Winner Designs on the Sunday. It was a quiet day, and great to learn more about lots of products once most of the shop buyers had gone home and the people at the stalls had time to chat. Anyway, she was working at the Martelli stand, and was kind enough to show me their templates, including her round off templates. She gave me one to try out for my bag making, and having made a few bags now using it, I thought I’d give you a review.
The easiest way for me to show you how it works was to record a video of me using the template for the bag I was making with the Sew Fine Fabrics in Monday’s post so here you go:
Now this is the first time I’ve ever had to record a video (we never had a video camera growing up), so I will apologise for the following:
- The number of ‘ums’, ‘ahs’ and variants thereof
- The speed at which I talk
- My hair and left boob that sometimes make it into shot – unfortunately you can only record video in landscape mode, and apparently I leant into frame a few times
- The fact that I sound ever so slightly like I’m about to have a nervous breakdown…
Anyway, if I managed to ‘sell’ you on the templates (and they are really good, I love rulers/templates that don’t skite off the fabric at every available opportunity), you can find a whole collection over at the Martelli website, including squares, circles and triangles.
So when can we expect you to make your Blue Peter debut then?
This looks like a useful template. I really like the martelli website. They have lots of cool tools
I love hearing your voice!!!! 🙂 And the template looks marvelous…love how it grips the fabric!
You seem to know EXACTLY what you're talking about! 🙂 Nice video & thanks for sharing!
ha! you can't even imagine how many ums and ahs caused me to start what i was saying over in my video 😉
I didn't think there were too many umms and ahhhs…in fact you sound very natural. COOL accent. So nice to hear what you actually sound like.
Did you clean your desk for the video?
I think you did great! I'd love to know where did you find the little 'container' you are throwing your scraps into??? it's adorable! Nice job on demo lady 🙂
Thank you :o) That wee bin came from a pound shop about 10 years ago!
That was great, well done! That template looks fab, I love that you can turn the fabric using it too!
Great video: show us excactly how to use the template that REALLY sticks to the fabric
Well done Katy!!
Hi Movie Star!!! It's so fun to hear your voice, and cool accent!! The sticky grippy bottom of the template is genious. Thanks for introducing these to us.
video was great Katy, bring them on!
It is a lovely video! The Martelli products are quite brilliant, they make the fancy cutting table I just bought that will arrive in a couple of months. The grippyness is really excellent.
The template looks great and after reading your remarks I just had to see the video 🙂 I say well done! It was easy to understand 😉
skite is a new word for me! Not watched the video yet as skiving at work, but will try to remember when I get home…
You did a great job in your video! And I'm not just saying that because I'll watch almost anything where I get to listen to an Irish or Scottish accent… ;D
That template really does look cool!
The template looks great – bravo for the video review!