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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.
Category Archives: Textiles
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
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 have finally finished my peacock fire screen. He isn’t quite as I had planned, but then I didn’t think it through properly before I started. The feathers are sewn to a backing piece of felt, because they tended to … Continue reading
Here is an interesting post about Gunnister Man, a discovery in Shetland in 1951. There is an article to read and a half hour discussion to listen to as well. It is interesting to find out how much you can … Continue reading
I have found a new game. Making Bayeux tapestry drawings. This is my first attempt. I feel I have to direct you to the My Modern Met site, as they brought it to my attention, and have gone to the … Continue reading
The Baldishol tapestry is the oldest in Norway, and one of the oldest in Europe. It was found in the 17th century church at Baldishol in Nes, demolished in 1879. It was discovered balled up and covered in clay, under … Continue reading
This started when I saw a pattern in a magazine for a bold black and white quilt, with a spalsh of bright colour. After a lot of fabric browsing, I decided I liked the design, but I didn’t want to … Continue reading
In these interesting times, when many of us are sewing face masks, here is a reminder that we have worn face coverings before, as a fashion item. One of my favourite museums, the Shetland Museum, has posted this article about … Continue reading
Here is a fascinating post about knitting at the Great Exhibition of 1851, with some interesting pictures!