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Vintage Sewing Items


I do love vintage haberdashery, both to admire the lovely packaging, and to use the (generally) good quality products. I also have a vintage leather suitcase full of hand-embroidered linens, which I have been saving to use in a future craft project (or several projects!).

A Quick Fix

A story of a picnic style basket that’s damaged but not past it, it just needs a quick fix. Nothing like employing a bit of make do and mend. 840 more words


Clickety Clack Clickety Clack...

My Dad used to call me Clickety Clack when I was about 6 or 7. I got the name because I had an obsession with Welsh woollen mills. 289 more words



I stumbled across a second-hand loom at a jumble sale recently, so have been experimenting with weaving. The loom is a small table-top one, so I have started by weaving a couple of scarves. 124 more words

Table it!

Disappointed with the table cloths in the shops I ransacked my ‘haberdashery’ to see whether I had enough scraps to create my own cloth that would fit my 2.5m long table. 213 more words


Making Ribbon Beads

And so to Bath, to launch the Heart Space Studio book, ‘Little Ribbon Patchwork and Applique’ at the American Museum, with a workshop in the morning to show how to make ribbon beads. 590 more words

Heart Space Studios