Category Archives: Sewing

Silk Dressing Gown

The weather can’t seem to make it its mind up at the moment, hovering between hot and cold. It seems that no matter what I wear, it’s always wrong. This also extends to being at home. Cold weather beckons my

Silk Dressing Gown

The weather can’t seem to make it its mind up at the moment, hovering between hot and cold. It seems that no matter what I wear, it’s always wrong. This also extends to being at home. Cold weather beckons my

I Heart You!

Printing on fabric has always been an interest of mine, as you can create amazing surface patterns using various techniques. However, I’d always assumed you needed specialist equipment and a special area to create all these amazing prints but was

I Heart You!

Printing on fabric has always been an interest of mine, as you can create amazing surface patterns using various techniques. However, I’d always assumed you needed specialist equipment and a special area to create all these amazing prints but was

Je Ne Regrette Rien

I am sure we are all guilty of it – reading about something and being told that it’s difficult and we shouldn’t attempt it! And there I was going, “Phfft! How difficult can it be!” Famous last words! So what’s

Je Ne Regrette Rien

I am sure we are all guilty of it – reading about something and being told that it’s difficult and we shouldn’t attempt it! And there I was going, “Phfft! How difficult can it be!” Famous last words! So what’s

The Emperor’s New Jacket

There it was, just dumped on the floor with everyone treading all over it. I thought ‘what a waste!’, so I asked if I could have it and the technician said yes. This rarely happens now, as the college reuses

The Emperor’s New Jacket

There it was, just dumped on the floor with everyone treading all over it. I thought ‘what a waste!’, so I asked if I could have it and the technician said yes. This rarely happens now, as the college reuses

The Selvedge Trick! AGAIN!

It took me quite a while to get my jeans pattern absolutely perfect (fitted round the bum but with a loose fit around the calves) but now I’ve got it how I like it, I can easily make a pair

The Selvedge Trick! AGAIN!

It took me quite a while to get my jeans pattern absolutely perfect (fitted round the bum but with a loose fit around the calves) but now I’ve got it how I like it, I can easily make a pair

Snappy Cardholders

Just like Scrooge McDuck, I went to check my stash the other day. Unfortunately it’s not money but rather my stash of fabrics and leather. I have a little corner in the attic where all the fabrics are neatly stored

Snappy Cardholders

Just like Scrooge McDuck, I went to check my stash the other day. Unfortunately it’s not money but rather my stash of fabrics and leather. I have a little corner in the attic where all the fabrics are neatly stored

Quilting for Christmas

It might be too early for Christmas, but as I’ll be away over the holidays I feel a sense of urgency to get all my presents ready before I go. I usually try to make the presents myself, so I

Quilting for Christmas

It might be too early for Christmas, but as I’ll be away over the holidays I feel a sense of urgency to get all my presents ready before I go. I usually try to make the presents myself, so I