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New tapestry bobbins in action

Weaving tapestry tends to mean that you have several colours on the go at once. Which means a choice between lots of loose ends, and winding the thread onto some form of small piece of card, or another type of … Continue reading

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Recycled looms

Now, I know you can make looms out of all sorts of things. The big, serious ones cost loads of money, but on a smaller scale, there is a lot of scope for using your initiative. There are instructions online … Continue reading

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A new helper in the studio

Following my trip to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC recently, I have a new helper. According to the instructions that came with her from The Quilters’ Trading Post, her name is Dawn. I’m not sure about that, because … Continue reading

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More experiments with the new sewing machine

Did I mention I have a new sewing machine? Well, having done some worthy straight lines, I decided I would do something more frivolous. Rather than being completely aimless, I thought I would make a cover for my over locker. … Continue reading

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The studio has plumbing!

I have a new sink in the studio! OK, so it is a newly installed sink. Up until now, the water supply in the studio has been a large jug. Any rinsing out has happened, very carefully, in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Useful work, or is it playing with my new toys…

I have recently become a sewing volunteer at Sewerby Hall in Bridlington. Theoretically, we make and maintain costumes for exhibits, and for visitors (especially children) to dress up in. The house is intended to be pretty much as it was … Continue reading

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A lace pillow

I found an old book about needle lace making recently. In the list of tools and equipment, it mentioned that a drum shaped lace pillow is a handy thing to have, as it allows you to support the work while … Continue reading

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Look at my new quirky display idea!

I’m always on the lookout for new display ideas, especially now that Etsy¬†allow 10 photos per listing where they used to have 5. Apart from anything else, it is another good reason to look round antique centres and charity shops. … Continue reading

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