Slow down through the enchanting
flow of needle and thread

Hand appliqué has a magical element to it, a beautiful connection between your mind and your hands. It gives you the opportunity to slow down and enjoy a therapeutic, relaxing process - the perfect skill to add to your mental wellbeing toolkit.

Yasmeen is the designer and maker behind Sand & Stars. She designs and creates hand applique patterns, tutorials and runs workshops. Sand & Stars patterns have been featured in the UK’s top quilting magazines, Today’s Quilter and Love Patchwork & Quilting. Yasmeen’s passion is for everyone to learn how to do needle turn hand applique, to build skills, confidence and enjoy this therapeutic technique whilst creating beautiful projects.