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Battered and bashed and a lump in the throat.

Sorting some bits earlier I came across this

An old tin. Battered and bashed, but I knew what it contained. I lifted the lid

Sure enough the bits and pieces were neatly stashed inside – and there on top was the last piece of work, incomplete. 140 more words


The One With Embroidered Borders

A while back I worked on some leftover fabric and made a high-low cut blouse from it. I couldn’t do baby fold on the fabric as it was a bit heavy so I made a decorative stitch with a contrasting colour. 79 more words


Leather Dragon Book Cover

I made this leather book cover (designed to fit around a regular hard cover Moleskine notebook) for a close friend’s super belated birthday present.

I initially modelled it up in Solid Works, but the files seem to have mysteriously vanished since my computer crashed a few weeks ago and I had to reinstall all my programs. 1,014 more words


Exhibition Pieces Ready

Off the Wall is the title for the new pieces beautiful wool voile printed wearable Art from the main fibre painted Wall Piece in the exhibition at Sedbergh for the Sheepfest in September. 85 more words


The Marvellous Minimatic Bernina 807 - Ready to Play!

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I love, love, love old sewing machines. Here’s my latest find – the Bernina Minimatic 807. 332 more words


Embroidering a character to life, right in my lap

A couple weeks a go, I corralled all my hand-stitching supplies into a basket.

This didn’t take a long time or a big container. Although my Mom began teaching me needlepoint, cross-stitch, and embroidery when I was only four or five years old, these pastimes didn’t hold my interest into adulthood. 875 more words

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