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Category Archives: Techniques
Sewing lightweight fabric can be a pain. It slips about, the machine doesn’t grip as it normally does, and any glitches tend to show up. So these 18 tips for sewing lightweight fabric will be useful.
Now here is a useful post. I must say, faced with the job myself, I don’t think I would have thought of all these options. So I though I would share it here, in case it is useful. How to … Continue reading
This is a fascinating video posted by the V&A about a family business in Japan that has used only natural dyes since 1988. It is beautiful and informative, and is a very pleasant way to spend 18 minutes.
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
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
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
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…
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!
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