Category Archives: Textiles

Woolly Spires

Woolly Spires is an exhibition at of knitted churches at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Several of Lincolnshire’s beautiful gothic churches in wool, mainly knitting, with some crochet, for example on the roof of Stow … Continue reading

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Making velvet in Venice

Ohhhh, you just have to look at this picture gallery about making velvet. Not only are the fabrics (and garments) fabulous, but there are also wonderful pictures of the workshops and the looms. I just had to share!

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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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