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Water 1

I’ve been beavering away on some pieces for TRAC’s March 2017 exhibition on the theme of Water. Its a great theme, so many ways of interpreting it. 180 more words


Finished and repaired: flower socks

This is knitted darning. Or Swiss darning. I inserted white thread as guidelines (I should have made them double, I should have read my own blog post about it… 52 more words


Useful Needlework; or, intentions

The last couple of months has been a very productive one. I can’t reveal everything just yet, but it did involve a lot of hand-stitching of fabrics, and re-reading some of my old books on mending and repairing, such as old Dutch lesson plans to teach girls the art of marking and darning. 640 more words


Economy in Dress an Art: 1889


Economy is a good deal a matter of habit, and one that is more honored in the observance than in the breach. Those who do not need to count the cost of what they have are a small, a very small, minority. 1,947 more words

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In my fixing kit - darning mushrooms

I thought is might be useful/interesting for Erin and I to share some of our favourite equipment and tools for fixing, in this little “In my fixing kit” mini-series. 273 more words


Slow Fashion October | Week Two: Long-Worn

Good evening, chaps. I’m back on The Little Quince for week two of Slow Fashion October, and so far I seem to be doing a pretty good job of sticking to my weekly schedule of… er, a week behind schedule. 1,184 more words

Threading a Needle with Wool

“But how do you make the wool go through? It’s horrid to lick, too. All the whiskers come off.”
“Don’t you know the special way of threading wool into a needle?” asked Aunt Helen, laughing. 126 more words