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the fabric-failure top

Do you ever fall in love with a fabric, then get it home and ask yourself what on earth you’re going to do with it? Don’t answer that; I know I can’t be the only person with lengths of fabric malingering in my stash because they don’t lend themselves to anything I’d ever wear.


Further Hearts

The next heart to be edged was one of the smaller fused fabric ones.

I used a gorgeous softly twisted variegated pure silk thread and couched it down with a dark turquoise rayon machine thread. 44 more words


Festival of mending, continued...

I have had plenty of occasions to get out my darning kit this week. Wendi of the Treasure’s comment on the post about moths and mending recently helped me decide to get organised for colour darning. 231 more words

Natural Dyeing

John Norton and Sons, Merchants of Virginia

The John Norton and Sons papers show the interesting relationship between Virginia planters and their merchant factors in England.  They also shed light onto the diverse wardrobes being ordered by Virginians.   136 more words


Full up on yarn & fibres!

I made it to NJ and picked up Romanian hemp yarns. We discussed a few weaving sizes of natural 2 ply linen yarns this time around. 128 more words


Shanghai, China

June 2009

One of the more prominent things I remember about Shanghai, and China in general, is the smog. It never lifted. When we first looked out of our hotel windows, we thought it was just a morning fog. 649 more words


The endless seasons of the head scarves

From Micheal to Stella and even the incredible Alexander McQueen. These top designers are just a few who have been using this accessory in their campaigns and on the runway for a little while. 135 more words

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