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How to apply interfacing... without risking your iron's life!

If you want to apply fusible interfacing with complete piece of mind, you need to use baking paper. Yep, that’s right. Baking paper. 303 more words



A technique growing in popularity.

“Tadelakt is an old Moroccan plaster technique that creates sensual, natural and unique effects. The brilliance of Tadelakt also manifests itself in building physics: the final product is hydrophobic and odourless; it’s fungicidal qualities make it suitable for interiors and exteriors alike.” 17 more words

Natural Materials

Backstrap Weaving - Winter Moods

It has been a couple of weeks since the last post and I started off weaving something in a woolly wintry mood. I guess the colors make it feel wintry to me…the blue and black alongside a greyish snow-like white. 1,311 more words

Backstrap Weaving

Backstrap Weaving - Wool Weather

Finally….I am weaving with the right material to suit the season. It’s winter here in Bolivia and, although I am back in a tshirt and shorts today, we have had a couple of weeks of rather chilly weather. 968 more words

Backstrap Weaving

Hooks and Eyes: A better way

I have been super busy as of late and so it’s been a long while since I’ve posted.  I am working on a much longer patterning and construction post, but in the meantime, I thought I could do a quickie post.   489 more words


Emily Explains: Blocking Your Sweater

My Helen cardigan is finished, and now it’s time to block the sweater! Today I’m going to share some tips for blocking your knits.  406 more words

Emily Explains