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- Kansas Troubles May 10, 2021
- My map quilt May 6, 2021
- My chess board project Apr 29, 2021
- The National Garment Cutter Book of Diagrams: fabulous patterns from 1888 Apr 23, 2021
- New York clothes lines Apr 7, 2021
Instagram feedWonky log cabin cushion in rainbow colours.More of my block of the month quilt with Liberty fabrics that I've been doing this year.More of my block of the month quilt with Liberty fabrics that I've been doing this year.More of my block of the month quilt with Liberty fabrics that I've been doing this year.The back of my rainbow log cabin cushion.Pugin the peacock fire screen.My passion flowers are still going strong.More of my block of the month quilt with Liberty fabrics that I've been doing this year.More of my block of the month quilt with Liberty fabrics that I've been doing this year.A while ago, I heard on @BBCGQT that you can grow supermarket ginger root. For ages, nothing happened, but now I have this. I investigated the other pot, but found that the root had gone mouldy.
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I like scrappy quilts, especially the ones with small pieces and many different prints. But getting organised so that you have a good mixture of prints, well spread out, and still maintain a pattern puts me off. So when I … Continue reading
For many years, I’ve been thinking about doing a block of the month project. There are usually a good selection available, but I never took the plunge. Sometimes there was a nagging idea that I could work something similar out … Continue reading
You know how one thing leads to another? Our first “outside speaker” at the East Yorkshire Embroidery Society when we ventured onto zoom was Elizabeth Almond, who talked to us about blackwork. I told her that years ago, I made … Continue reading
Many years ago, I needed to make myself a costume involving a bustle. I had plenty of pictures of the real thing, but couldn’t find any clues about how to start the construction. This book from 1888 was just what … Continue reading
This is an interesting post about clothes lines in New York.
This little woolly animation about the history of spinning is well worth the couple of minutes it take to watch.
My first post of 2021 is to pass on an interesting article about the history of dyes. There are some fabulous pictures in this post. As usual, my favourites are the sample cards showing the range of colours. But as … Continue reading
Every now and then, when it happens to catch my eye, I pick up a copy of Quilting magazine when I go to Tesco. Not long before the first lockdown, I got a copy with a couple of rainbow coloured … Continue reading
Now, here is an idea for a trip when we get back to normal. Perhaps next summer, or the one after that. Roubaix was famous for its textiles from 18th century onwards. These days it is a suburb of Lille, … Continue reading
I haven’t done one of these for a while. Today’s link takes you to a collection of old sewing machines. Hours of fun to be had…