Category Archives: Textiles

Peacock fire screen update

Over Christmas, I’ve been working on my fire screen project again, so this post is an update following on from the post I published in September. Obviously, a crucial part of the whole thing is the method of attaching the … Continue reading

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Coloured warps

For therapeutic reasons, I just have to share this post about coloured warp yarns. I don’t use coloured warp. And the postage from the US would be ridiculous. And I haven’t opened the last lot of warp I bought yet. … Continue reading

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Making thread from nettles

What can you do with nettles? Well, you can leave them for the butterflies. The easiest option. Or you can make nettle tea, by leaving them to fester in water for a few weeks, then diluting the result to feed … Continue reading

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Amazing landscape rugs

When I was little, I had a square of lino, printed with a town map.  It kept us occupied for hours, driving dinky cars down the streets, and making up all sorts of stories about what was going on in … Continue reading

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Tapestry commissioned by Henry VIII found

I’m sure I’m not the only one who opens things up in a new tab, because it might be interesting, and I haven’t got time to look at it now. And every now and then, I find my browser has … Continue reading

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My peacock fire screen

It isn’t unusual for ideas to come together to form a plan, but I don’t remember the inspiration for a project coming from two ideas found on the same trip. A couple of summers ago, I went on a trip … Continue reading

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Elephants quilt

I’ve had this idea brewing for several years now. Grey patchwork elephants on a red background. There has been a bit of a delay, while I collect fabrics. I don’t really do grey, apart from flannel skirts, and somehow my … Continue reading

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The Festival of Quilts 2018

The first thing to say to anyone thinking of going to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC is to book online. This is the queue to pay on the door at 11am on the first day, a Thursday. Before … Continue reading

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Double wedding rings

I really like double wedding ring quilts. Particularly the ones made of scraps, so there are lots and lots of fabrics involved. If you look hard at my sampler quilt, there is a double wedding ring block in there. I … Continue reading

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How linen is made

I’ve found a couple of short films about how linen is made. And as it is summer, a lot of us are wearing linen, so it is relevant at the moment. Here is the story from Belgium in Belgium, and then this … Continue reading

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