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Ignorance is Bliss

Sometimes, or rather, in my case it is many times, I buy blind.

i.e. I buy not quite knowing what it is that I am buying. 509 more words

Antique Textiles

Flower Patch 4

I chose another pattern for the season, and in honor of Thanksgiving week, it’s one with leaves! But to be quite frank, it’s pretty much… not pretty. 191 more words

Hand Sewing

Loin Cloths - Art in Frugality

It appears to me from media, from the TV shows, films and music, especially those from Hollywood & Bollywood, that the world today is obsessed and preoccupied with matters of the heart & the loins. 509 more words


Flower Patch 3

It’s time for another bit of calico, and in keeping with the season I chose one with fall colors. I’m afraid the close-up photo doesn’t convey just how smooth, crisp and tight the fabric is – but if you’re like me, you’d rather see it larger! 51 more words

Antique Fabric

"The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales" by Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby


or “How The New Edition of This Book Beloved By Knitters, Came About….”

Today I thought I’d give an insight into how we put together the new edition of “The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales”, that classic, much-loved book on the history of Yorkshire knitting… 1,332 more words


Antique Textiles: What Does a Quilter Do with Legacy Fabric?

There are legacies, and there are legacies. Some fit in a pocket, while some are, well, huge like houses. The legacy I received recently is, thankfully, something to which I can relate:  antique textiles! 384 more words