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Show The Love

A small gesture, but nevertheless an important one for me. Here’s my contribution to the #showthelove campaign which highlights climate change. The idea is to make a green heart to … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Easter wreath

Had fun making this wreath, courtesy of a polystyrene ring, some wool tops, and a felting needle. I demonstrated how to make this wreath to some adult learners and then … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

DIY Easter decorations

These little birds look lovely and are quick and easy to make. It’s basically a case of blanket-stitching around the edge of felt bird shapes with a contrasting coloured thread. … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 6 Comments

The changing roles of a hand-knitted Aran waistcoat

We’ve all done it, bought an item in error and then held on to it for no particular reason. In this case, a beautifully hand-knitted Aran waistcoat. Technically superb and … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hand-embroidered, because I felt like it!

Have you ever felt like stitching, just because? Do you miss experimenting with different stitches for the sheer joy of it? I’d recommend stitching on felt because of it’s forgiving … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

A nice cup of tea and some patchwork

I’ve been busy and somewhat addicted (just for a change! lol) to adding more pieces to my hand-sewn patchwork. It was originally going to be a cushion cover but it’s … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lace-making

  My first attempts at lace-making using a contemporary red colour. It’s a very therapeutic craft for those who like detail, being meticulous and disciplined. I do think that like … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · Leave a comment