Category Archives: Techniques

Hanging paintings without damaging walls

Now I haven’t tried this, but it does look promising. I find it hard to believe that you can get it off the wall easily afterwards (note the comment about the importance of pulling downwards in the post). But on … Continue reading

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Some basic embroidery stitches

I’ve come upon this quick guide to basic embroidery stitches, which I thought would be worth sharing. As the author says, it is amazing how much you can achieve with a few basic stitches. Although I am surprised they have … Continue reading

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Weaving a willow deer

At the back of my mill, there is a meadow. For a while, there was a scheme to have a summer house down at the end of the meadow. I was thinking about making some sculptures out of chicken wire, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

​Sarah C Swett’s post headed “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” has some wise words for the New Year. And, as usual, some quirky ideas about textile related matters! One day, I will try some of these ideas…

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Knitting videos

Here is a collection of knitting videos, including some interesting ways to knit with colours. The last time I looked, they were up to episode 66, so there is plenty to get your teeth into there!

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Knitting faces in the crowd

It is surprising how inspiration comes. I was rummaging in a basket of odd balls of yarn, as you do, and I found this “flesh” coloured smooth cotton. Which reminded me of my long standing doll project, where I have … Continue reading

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My new quilting toy

I have a new toy. I saw various versions of the idea at the Festival of Quilts in August, but when I went to knitting and stitching in Harrogate I decided to go for it. Basically, instead of bothering to … Continue reading

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Stitch resist

I’ve never been much into craft classes. Books and the internet are my normal sources of training, because they are available when I want to know something. Which is usually so that I can start something NOW. But every now … Continue reading

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My rainbow hanging

For years, I’ve been thinking about a rainbow quilt. I’d really like to do something with a colour wheel. But I’ve not gone for it yet. Some of what I see is over simple. Some ideas are too loud. I … Continue reading

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Watercolour experiments

From time to time, I read about new ways of using art materials. There have been a few suggestions about using watercolour paint on textiles. Now I am a big fan of watercolour. I love the way the colours merge … Continue reading

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