Knitting Therapy

Christmas is once again upon us but we are all getting a sense of deja vu. When we finally thought that we could put 2020 and 2021 behind us, we ended up with curse rather than a gift for Christmas.

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Knitting Therapy

Christmas is once again upon us but we are all getting a sense of deja vu. When we finally thought that we could put 2020 and 2021 behind us, we ended up with curse rather than a gift for Christmas.

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Opulent Comfort

I recently acquired a beautiful antique regency Sussex chair. Although it was a bargain, the rush seat had completely disintegrated. As I had time on my hand, I decided to learn rush weaving and renovate the chair myself. After several

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Opulent Comfort

I recently acquired a beautiful antique regency Sussex chair. Although it was a bargain, the rush seat had completely disintegrated. As I had time on my hand, I decided to learn rush weaving and renovate the chair myself. After several

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A Lesson On Failure.

Failure seems to be something that is frowned upon and treated as an embarrassment and as something that sets you back for life. But there is another philosophy in thinking that failure actually enables growth and change. Failure is also

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A Lesson On Failure.

Failure seems to be something that is frowned upon and treated as an embarrassment and as something that sets you back for life. But there is another philosophy in thinking that failure actually enables growth and change. Failure is also

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But It’s 400 Thread Count.

I was changing the bed sheets a while ago and noticed that it was worn and torn in the middle. It was such a shame as the damage was only isolated to a small part and throwing an otherwise, perfectly

But It’s 400 Thread Count.

I was changing the bed sheets a while ago and noticed that it was worn and torn in the middle. It was such a shame as the damage was only isolated to a small part and throwing an otherwise, perfectly

How High Can You Go?

This is the running joke about high waisted trousers and for me, the waistband had always fluctuated between high and low but recently, I decided to go higher. When pattern cutting, the waistline usually sits below the belly button for

How High Can You Go?

This is the running joke about high waisted trousers and for me, the waistband had always fluctuated between high and low but recently, I decided to go higher. When pattern cutting, the waistline usually sits below the belly button for

More of the Same BUT Better!

A while ago, I decided to experiment during the lockdown and made myself an Elizabethan shirt (see here). It was not an ordinary thing that anyone would have wanted but I had the fabric and the time so I decided

More of the Same BUT Better!

A while ago, I decided to experiment during the lockdown and made myself an Elizabethan shirt (see here). It was not an ordinary thing that anyone would have wanted but I had the fabric and the time so I decided

Sticking with the Plan

Coming from an engineering background, I always draw up a plan when I am doing something. This allows me to conceptualise the process and visualise the end product. Usually there are numerous iterations of a draft before I settle on

Sticking with the Plan

Coming from an engineering background, I always draw up a plan when I am doing something. This allows me to conceptualise the process and visualise the end product. Usually there are numerous iterations of a draft before I settle on

Deconstructed Construction

Our students were recently given a project relating to the word ‘Disobey’. It was quite interesting to hear their discussions about this subject and the research that they have collected. It also made me think about this subject and how

Deconstructed Construction

Our students were recently given a project relating to the word ‘Disobey’. It was quite interesting to hear their discussions about this subject and the research that they have collected. It also made me think about this subject and how

The Summer of No Return

As restrictions begins to relax in the UK, there seems to be a spring in everyone’s step as families are finally allowed to hug each other, friends are allowed to meet up for dinner in restaurants, while travellers are brushing

The Summer of No Return

As restrictions begins to relax in the UK, there seems to be a spring in everyone’s step as families are finally allowed to hug each other, friends are allowed to meet up for dinner in restaurants, while travellers are brushing

Pattern Matching

Summer is just round the corner but it’s anyone’s guess if we will actually be enjoying any form of normality this year but this doesn’t mean I can’t prepare. Lockdown has been brutal to me. Working from home coupled with

Pattern Matching

Summer is just round the corner but it’s anyone’s guess if we will actually be enjoying any form of normality this year but this doesn’t mean I can’t prepare. Lockdown has been brutal to me. Working from home coupled with

Oyster Earrings

It’s been such a busy time for me with a mixture of online work and some personal problems that left me emotionally drained. Not great when you are trying to get creative. As everything slowly quieten down (and after learning

Oyster Earrings

It’s been such a busy time for me with a mixture of online work and some personal problems that left me emotionally drained. Not great when you are trying to get creative. As everything slowly quieten down (and after learning