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Bossymamma's Needle Has Been Flying!

When I joined the 2015 Take A Stitch Tuesday (TAST) challenge, it had already been running for four weeks. The first stitch sampler I worked was the… 663 more words


I'm Developing A TAST For Hand Stitching.

Once again I have been having a play with the current stitch of the week in the TAST Challenge. This week it has been Detached Chain Stitch, otherwise known as Lazy Daisy. 519 more words


TAST Week 6 - Chevron Stitch

Well chevron stitch, whilst similar, proved a much less troublesome stitch than herringbone! :)

I love the shapes achievable with chevron stitch, I especially like the half chevron worked sideways both in rows and mirrored. 303 more words


Slowing Things Down

Recently I have found enjoyment in hand stitching. Throughout most of my adult life, handstitching has been more of a chore than a pleasure. You know the sort of thing: sewing buttons onto school shirts, sewing ladders in tights (remember doing that because tights were so expensive?!?), darning socks because it cost too much to replace them when your son wore holes in them so quickly, although I did enjoy doing cross stitch when I lived in Somerset. 424 more words

Hand Sewing

TAST Week 5 & Scaredy Cats!

Here is my week 5 sampler for the TAST challenge – Herringbone Stitch:

The first sample on the third row (left) is threaded double herringbone stitch, this proved a real challenge! 267 more words


Suvlaki - London

Greeks made it to Wallpaper mag. once again… What a great interior! Read the post bellow!

Greek fare is a somewhat under-represented cuisine in London and entrepreneurs Yannis Theodorakakos and Michael Kantartzis are on a mission to shift the outdated perception of their homeland’s cooking with a new restaurant in Soho that focuses on the beloved Athenian street staple, suvlaki. 100 more words

Mess Project

TAST Week 4 - Cretan Stitch

I wasn’t terribly inspired by this stitch and have been a little unimaginative in my samples. The beauty of the TAST challenge though is in encouraging creativity with unfamiliar stitches that opens your eyes to their potential.  216 more words