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PSA: Darn It

How much did you spend on that pair of wool tights? Twenty bucks? More? Sure, you can buy black tights at any drugstore, but not the good ones—a pair perfect, opaque, warm winter tights is usually gonna cost you. 113 more words


Secondhand First

I got an exciting e-mail the other week, from the fabulous team at TRAID.
TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes being thrown away-they focus on reducing the negative impacts of textiles and the fashion industry on the environment and people’s lives. 605 more words

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A Visit to Sanquhar

Last weekend two long longed-for visits happened all at once. Some of you may know that I have a bit of a “thing” for the gloves knitted in the Scottish Royal Borough of… 578 more words


Glasgow School of Yarn

Compared with other many other yarn festivals, Glasgow School of Yarn is small – but perfectly formed! Now in its fourth year, GSoY combines a small (but very high quality) marketplace with lots of workshops and shorter classes. 484 more words

more hole chasing

The second of the friend’s much-loved thrift shop sweaters that had been used as meals by the moths. This time mended with needle-felted roving; much quicker and easier than the thread used previously, especially since this piece had more and larger holes. 12 more words


Oops! Darn it!

There I am in the middle of my current project for a workshop at Eternal Maker, when suddenly I realise that I have cut through the largest piece of my project! 361 more words


Mending with Passion

Any one who knows me will know my passion for using what already exists, the second-hand, the unwanted. I love receiving ‘cast-offs’ and I love something I call ‘honest’ interiors (found one yesterday, in a shop, the walls had been stripped back to the brick work. 277 more words

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