Friday, 5 December 2014

Zentangle Pattern Ebook Sale at Jane Monk Studio

I am having a SALE on my e-books up until January 2015.   Each One Tangle pattern books will be $10 each. Yep, that's right $10 each for the remainder of December 2014.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Book Review and Give Away

I am humbled by this wonderful review of my book. It has always been my intention to make things easier for people to learn. And they are also giving away a copy of my book.

"Jane Monk is the teacher we all wish we had growing up, in that whatever the challenging subject, she would inspire us to master it. With her new book, Tangle Stitches: For Quilters and Fabric Artists, you’ll feel as if Jane is sitting down with you for a tutoring session on stitching. Quilters generally fall into 2 categories, those who get more joy from creating the tops and those where stitching is the supreme motivator. With this book, Jane may win the former into the fold of stitching heaven."

-Scarlett Burroughs, Quilting Editor -Craft    You can see more and enter the giveaway here

Saturday, 13 September 2014

A little bit of Lace Crochet for a change

 I have been crocheting for a long time.  My big sister showed me how to make granny squares and I simply flew from there.  I did a lot of filet crochet with fine cotton thread.  I had never done lace crochet work before and thought I would give it a go.

I used a laceweight Silk/Merino mercerised commercial yarn and it came up so soft and delicious.

This pattern is by Berniolise Designs

 Izumi unblocked
 Izumi "blocked"   blocking makes such a difference to the finished item.  I rinsed my shawl and then rolled it in a towel to get it partially dry.  I then pinned it out on my foam blocking board with T pins and left it to dry.
 This one is my latest finish and is called "Luna"
Luna, unblocked.

I like to crochet in the evening sometimes as it is very relaxing.

I hope you enjoy seeing what I get up to when I am not writing books or tangling :)

Cheers   Jane x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Winners of a Pin Cushion and Tangle Stitches book in Australia

The two winners are Paxton (Shirley) and Vireya.   The have won a Pin Cushion made by me and a copy of  my Tangle Stitches book.  Please contact me within seven days  at my email address  as I will need you to provide your name and mailing details.  Congratulations to you both.

The US winners will be announced by Craftside shortly

Thank you everyone for your entries, your support has been wonderful.   Jane x

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tangle Stitches and Zentagle pin cushion giveaway with Zentangle Quilt label art

Today I have a super special giveaway! When I wrote  Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric ArtistsRelax, Meditate, and Create with Rhythmic Stitches I created a bunch of the pin cushions featured on the cover of my book Tangle Stitches. Craftside have generously given four books to be given away.    Two lucky U.S. winners will receive each a pin cushion and a copy of Tangle Stitches and here on my blog Jane Monk Studio   I will be giving away a pin cushion and a copy of Tangle Stitches to 2 lucky winners in Australia/New Zealand! So leave a comment here if you are in Australia or New Zealand and if you are in the U.S. leave a comment in Craftsides post here.

Enter by Sept 6, 2014.

Australian and New Zealand entries ... leave a comment on this blog post.

U.S. entries go to Craftside blog here ... to leave a comment on that post.

You can also go to the Craftside post to get instructions on how to create the Quilt Label from my book Tangle Stitches.   Hop on over and check it out.

Don't forget this giveaway ends on the 6th September 2014

Friday, 1 August 2014

Lovely Feedback from people who have purchased Tangle Stitches.

I just received this lovely email about my book "Tangle Stiches". It is so nice to hear reviews.

"Dear Jane, got your book from Book Depository yesterday….beautiful book!!
The projects are small and!! Very inspiring!
Congratulations on a having a wonderful book published"

Available from online bookshops and book stores.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Sneak Peek and a Giveaway for my new book Tangle Stitches

Craftside are having a fantastic giveaway which includes my new book "Tangle Stitches".    I am a little bit excited to say the least: Hop on over to Craftside via this link -

Jane xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Where has the time gone?

I didn't realise how long it had been since I posted here on my blog.   I have been busy quilting customer quilts as well as drawing and creating things for an exhibition of my work later in the year. 

This lovely quilt was made by Faridah from clothing offcuts - a true hand pieced quilt.  An unusual piecing of hexagons, but when you see it in real life, very rich and interesting.  Although the top was mostly polyester mix of some type ... you know, lots of shiny, slippery fabrics, it was still fairly easy to quilt on the longarm machine. I just had to go a little slower than usual.

Have you visited my other blog One Tangle... I post a new tangle drawing almost every day ... we are up to Day 281 today :)

Cheers for now ... happy quilting ... jane x

Thursday, 27 February 2014

White Wholecloth Quilt

 Yesterday I started a Wholecloth Quilt.  Using white Cotton Sateen as the quilt top and backing.   This one is for a King Sized bed, so it is quite large. I am also working on a Queen sized one but am still marking that out.

The first picture is the start.  The second picture shows what I have done on the first run across the fabric.  I will post more when I have done the centre piece which will be a lovely stem rose.

I have to say it is lovely to be quilting free style, just doing what I love :)

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Longarm Quilting Starts for 2014

The quilting studio has been cleaned, the machine serviced, oiled and ready to go.  I can't wait to see what lovely quilts my customers will bring me in 2014.

First off is an edge to edge today and then I have a couple of wholecloth custom quilts to get finished. 

Happy Quilting everyone ... Jane xx

Thursday, 6 February 2014

One Tangle - Daily tangle drawings

Have you been following my other blog One Tangle ... you can see my daily tangle drawing.

Day One Hundred and Ninety Eight I loved doing this tangle ... lots of grid based tangles to look at  String Line ..  I was thinking...

Monday, 20 January 2014

Happy New Year

I know I am a little late in the Happy New Year wishes ... but I have been taking some family holiday time.  I have also been doing some drawing and working on some colouring pages ... Here are my fish ...  please remember that all work remains my property and copyright. 

You can see more of my daily drawings over at my other blog

One Tangle

Jane x