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The Odd Sock Myth

I am a great believer in odd socks. Allow me to explain.

At a recent Resyntex workshop, socks came up as being one of the likely biggest culprits of textile landfill. 397 more words


Frugal Friday: Darn your socks

Welcome to Frugal Friday, a weekly instalment where we try to provide small, bite-sized frugal tips from the school of Professor Roar Frugasaurus’ Fantastic Frugality Fair! 914 more words

Tips And Tricks


Whoops didn’t press send, this was meant for yesterday, The fifth and final of my pinewood workshops, it’s been super fun have loved being back in a learning setting. 122 more words


Distress this

Day 3 of my dye and distressing course, today we focussed on distressing and mark making techniques.

Starting with the ‘simple’ exercise using 3 layers of fabric to create a quilted effect where you can add weight in different areas while allowing you to break into multiple layers when creating holes and cuts. 141 more words


Make and create. Left over mosaic.

These foam squares had be hanging around for ages to finish off a picture.

Make Do And Mend

Zero Waste Week Day 1 - Make It Mend It Monday

Happy Zero Waste Week everyone! I hope you’re all as excited as I am. This year, the tenth Zero Waste Week, we have a theme for each day of the week. 670 more words

Spot Of Eco Living

House Museum 3 of 3: Mr Straw's House - hoarding Edwardian-style

Walking into No.7 Blyth Grove in Workshop, Nottinghamshire, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Straw family were hoarders. Not the kind of hoarding that provides voyeuristic fodder for Reality TV shows – television hadn’t even been invented when the Straw family bought their semi-detached house in 1923 – theirs was more of a post First World War ‘Make Do and Mend’ approach. 961 more words