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Accreditation for Site Design

Sites like this one don't happen by accident, and the creator of Pin Cushion has a fantastic accreditation! Andrew Backhouse is the creative and technical brain behind this blog site.  He worked with me to understand how I would like to use the site and applied his...

Illuminating Freemotion
Illuminating Freemotion

Today I went to The Little Craft House in Saltaire to try my hand at 2 new skills - freemotion embroidery and lampshade making. After a magical mystery tour to Saltaire courtesy of my satnav, I joined the workshop.  Led by artist Sarah Seven, the workshop was a test...

Experimental Space : Evelyn Blouse
Experimental Space : Evelyn Blouse

Following on from the Josie blouse,  I tried making another style from Experimental Space - the Evelyn blouse.   This is a short-sleeved blouse with a front panel detail,  collar and cutouts in the sleeves. I chose this cotton poplin with a parasol print.   It was a...

Experimental Space: Josie Blouse
Experimental Space: Josie Blouse

I started making this blouse about 5 months ago. How can it have taken so long? In truth, it hasn't taken 5 months of effort. I kept starting and stopping and starting and stopping again. I chose the pattern because it is a bit different to others available at this...

Procrastination and Other Stories
Procrastination and Other Stories

I bought a couple of Experimental Space sewing patterns a couple of months back. I chose to start on the Josie blouse first. It features a number of elements I haven't made before, so I have been very busy these last few weeks procrastinating. Hookstone Woods I can...

A Winter Repair

3 years ago, my husband bought me this pair of hand made Eribe gloves whilst on holiday in Scotland.  They are remarkably warm, no doubt due to the deep cuff working to keep my pulse points warm. Regular wear has left them becoming fragile around the thumbs.  A...

The Knitting and Stitching Show
The Knitting and Stitching Show

Last weekend I popped into the final afternoon of the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  It's a massive, 4 day event with hundreds of stalls, demo's and workshops.  I started off in the textile art exhibition. Artwork This piece by Paulina...

Eco Printing
Eco Printing

It's been so long since I added a blog.  I haven't had much to share.  I made a top, did a few repairs but didn't feel like I would blog about these. I decided to try eco printing.  This is using plants to print onto fabric or paper.  Having read a few blogs and...

Cushion Covers
Cushion Covers

It's been a fair old while since I made cushion covers. I felt it was time for a refresh so ordered so fabulous designer dead stock viscose fabric. I don't have a special method for cushion covers.  I just cut out the fabric so it's approximately right and add a zip....

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