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- Shetland lace blouses Apr 2, 2020
- Fair Isle: The remote island where jumpers are always in fashion Mar 26, 2020
- Spinning wheels Mar 18, 2020
- Identifying sewing machine feet Mar 10, 2020
- Tassels Mar 3, 2020
Author Archives: The Proof Angel
This is following on with the theme of knitting from the Northern Isles. When you see knitted lace, it is usually an edging for something, or a scarf or shawl. But as these pictures show, that was not always the … Continue reading
This post has some fabulous archive pictures of Fair Isle jumpers, which are worth a look. And I’m using it as an excuse to pst a picture of my Burra Bear: a souvenir of a Shetland holiday. His name is … Continue reading
I’ve found a new game. The National Trust have put photos of their collection online, and you can search it in all sorts of different ways. How about that for an excellent way of looking a interesting stuff? This link … Continue reading
Do you ever look at your collection of sewing machine feet and wonder which one you need for the current job? This post will help.
I love every part of this post about making beautiful tassels. Apart from the tassels themselves, just look at those racks of thread. And there is the machinery, and… Even if I could afford to go mad in a tassel shop … Continue reading
Felt is cheap and cheerful, and easy to work with. If you need to cheer something up, and it doesn’t need to be washable, felt is worth considering. Here is a useful post about 10 ways to make felt flowers.
I tend to avoid narrow hems if I can get away with it. I’m always a bit suspiscious about curved hems as well. So when I saw a post about easy narrow curved hems, I was curious. And I think … Continue reading
Pin cushions are an essential part of a sewing kit. Yes, you can manage without them, making do with the box they came in. Or even a card. But it is more difficult to pick them up and put them … Continue reading
I’m sure we’ve all heard horror stories about various methods of marking fabric. The ones where the mark should have come off and didn’t, and the ones where the mark came off too soon. My worst experience was when I … Continue reading