Announcing the winners of our #SewingSpaceSelfie contest!

Last week we ran a fun contest on our Instagram and Facebook pages – #SewingSpaceSelfie – asking you to share your sewing space to be in with a chance to win a bundle of Dashwood Studio fat quarters.

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Thank you to everyone who took part – we loved getting a sneaky peak into your sewing spaces!

Now, for the new’s you’ve been waiting for!

The winner is…

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And the 3 runners up are…

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Congratulations! We can’t wait to send you some fabric and see what you make.

Thanks again for everyone who took part, we’ll be running another giveaway very soon!


#SewingSpaceSelfie Contest: Win a Bundle of Dashwood Fat Quarters!

Today we’re launching our #SewingSpaceSelfie contest through Instagram and Facebook – giving you the chance to win a big bundle of Dashwood fat quarters, or a fat quarter stack if you’re a runner up!

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#SewingSpaceSelfie – How To Enter

To take part in our contest, all you have to do is take a selfie in your sewing space and share it on Instagram using #SewingSpaceSelfie or share it with us on our Facebook page and you could win a bundle of Dashwood Studio fat quarters!

Instagram entries:

  • Take a selfie of you in your sewing space
  • Upload and share your photo on Instagram, with the hashtag #SewingSpaceSelfie in the description
  • Tag @DashwoodStudio into your photo so we can see your selfie!

Facebook entries:

  • Take a selfie of you in your sewing space
  • Share it with us either in a photo comment on Facebook under the contest pic (we’ll pin it to the top of the page) or as a post to our page


All winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries:

Top Prize: 3 x Dashwood Studio Fat Quarter Bundles. You’ll get 1 bundle of each of the following collections: Secret Garden, Street Life & Rain or Shine

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Runners up: 3 runners up will receive 1 x Dashwood Studio Fat Quarter Bundle. The runners up can choose from the following collections (subject to availability): Secret Garden, Street Life, Rain or Shine, Cuckoo’s Calling, Fly Away or September Blue

Rules / Terms & Conditions

  • Contest opens on Friday 5th June 2015 at 4pm
  • Contest closes on Friday 12th June 2015 at midnight
  • Your selfie must be of you, and you must have copyright of the image you submit
  • All entrants must have a valid postal address we can ship the fabric to, if you win
  • Winners will be chosen at random on Monday 15th June 2015 and announced the same day on Instagram, Facebook and on our blog:
  • Per Instagram rules, we must mention that this contest is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use
  • Per Facebook rules, we must mention that this contest is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Facebook. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Facebook of responsibility, and agree to Facebook’s terms of use

Suffolk Garden: What Would You Make?

We want to start off a new series here on the Dashwood Blog:

WWYM Suffolk Garden

What Would You Make? (or WWYM for short!)

Every time we release a new fabric collection, we want to know on what crafty projects you’d make with the prints. It can be absolutely anything – from quilts, cushions and clothes to bunting, buttons and bedspreads!

We’ll feature a round up of the ideas we receive on the blog and then pick one of the contributors to that WWYM to receive a free bundle of fabric from the new collection to make their idea and suggestion!

Once you’ve had the chance to make your WWYM suggestion with the fabric we send, we’ll then feature it on the blog as a tutorial or behind the scenes post!

So if you’re an avid stitcher, and want to get your hands on our upcoming collections for free, we’d love you to take part!

We’re kicking off this series for our latest collection Suffolk Garden, which is being shipped to the studio this week!

Suffolk Garden

Here’s how to take part in this WWYM for Suffolk Garden:

1) Find the WWYM post on the Dashwood Facebook page (Click here – and make sure you’ve liked our page!)
2) Leave a comment with your WWYM idea. Where possible please include a picture of your suggestion! We also insist you credit the source of inspiration by linking to the original blogger, maker or photographer if it’s not your own creation, idea or design.
3) We’ll pick our favourite WWYM idea and announce them on Facebook and here on this blog post
4) If you’re the lucky chosen WWYM contributor, make sure you send us your postal address

5) We’ll send you the fabric and you make your suggested creation, documenting the process with photos. We then ask you to send us your pictures and commentary

6) We feature you and your make on the blog* – either as a tutorial or behind the scenes post!

*We will include a short bio, photo and link with all successful WWYM contributors. 

We may ask from time to time that your make is a part of one of our studio open days or show stands. If you’re happy for us to use your make in this way, we’ll get it back to you once it’s been featured!

So over to you… what would you make with Suffolk Garden?

We can’t wait to hear your suggestions!



Giveaway: Compagnie-M Lotta Skirt Pattern & Cuckoo’s Calling Fabric

We’ve teamed up with the talented pattern maker Marte of Compagnie-M this week to bring you an amazing giveaway – a chance to win her Lotta Skirt Pattern and fabric from our latest collection, Cuckoo’s Calling, to make it!


The Lotta Skirt made with our September Blue collection…

All you have to do is enter below via Facebook or by entering your email:

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Our Cuckoo’s Calling collection

We’ll be closing the giveaway on Friday 28th Nov and drawing and announcing the winner on Monday 1st December! You will receive the pattern from Compagnie – M and enough Cuckoo’s Calling fabric to make the skirt using the pattern (1-2 prints).

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The Lotta Skirt’s lovely pocket detail


Marte has also offered all Dashwood readers a 10% discount on all her patterns, just use the code DASHWOOD.

Photos courtesy of Sylvia at Lily en Woody blog.


Fabric HQ’s 5 Day Blog Hop Giveaway


Rachel from Fabric HQ has randomly drawn a winner (using the random number generator) from all the comments we received here on this post.

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We are pleased to announce that the winner of the blog hop giveaway and bundle of Fly Away is:

 Sonia Spence!

Congratulations Sonia – please get in touch and send us your address!

Commiserations to everyone else, but thank you so much for entering – we hope you still make all the wonderful things you shared with us! If you do, we’d love to feature you on the blog, so feel free to send us a photo!

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Welcome to day 1 of Fabric HQ’s 5 day blog hop giveaway!

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To celebrate the launch of their new website, Fabric HQ are giving away a stack of Fly Away,  Phyllida Coroneo’s latest collection for Dashwood Studio.

To enter, all you need to do is visit the Fabric HQ website and browse the Fly Away collection and sign up for their mailing list. Then come back here to the Dashwood blog and leave a comment below this post telling us what you’d make if you win the Fly Away fabric stack.


Terms and Conditions

* you must be in the UK or Europe

* leave one comment on this post for a single entry

* sign up to the Fabric HQ mailing list  (found at the bottom of their website) for a second entry and come back here and leave a second comment on this post to say you’ve signed up.

* Make sure we can get in touch by leaving us your email address on the post or make sure your account is linked to an email

It’s that easy! Fabric HQ will pick a winner at random next Monday 13th October.

Good luck everyone!

Other blogs taking part in the blog hop! 

Be sure to visit these other websites for the rest of the Fabric HQ blog hop giveaway for your chance to win lots of other lovely sewing related goodies.

Tuesday 7th October: Katy Jone’s blog: I’m A Ginger Monkey

Wednesday 8th October: The Sewing Directory’s blog

Thursday 9th October: Fabric HQ’s very own new blog 

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