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The Third Sew My Style Challenge

Hi there,

So for this month’s sewing challenge it was to make a pair of Megan Nielsen Virginia Leggings. As a person I don’t wear leggings too much, but I do own a few pairs and I appreciate that on some days I need the comfort of them. 241 more words


Applique Day

Had a wonderful day yesterday  hosting a workshop at the loom. I only took medium shopping bag of stuff and within minutes reduced the massive work table to my usual chaos!!  231 more words

Textile Art

Calling all crafters!

Yes, on Instagram I saw this request to fill in a questionnaire about the potential therapeutic benefits of knitting, crochet and craft activities. This is a subject close to my heart so I promised to share. 41 more words

Inspiration And Reflections

Indian hand block printing

Every kind of modern textile printing technique has been available in India for many years.  That hand block printing, the oldest and most laborious of all printing techniques, is still in so wide a production – overwhelmingly for her internal market – in India would be a mystery. 820 more words

Artisanal Work


I had a couple of video interviews this past week for jobs. It’s hard to tell sometimes if you’re being invited to express a free opinion as a consultant, or if you’re being considered for an actually-open position. 737 more words

Art And Design

Washington State Flag, 2

The historic flag, above hanging on the wall of the Reception Room, a grand ballroom,
is not the flag in its original form, but seen with modifications. 364 more words



Listening: to Saturday Classics on – you guessed it – Radio 3. Lots of recordings by Toscanini, for a pleasantly old style afternoon.

Reading: ‘Practical Basketry Techniques’ by Stella Harding and Shane Waltener – because I’m converting the 7 metre iCord into a coiled pot – but slowly, because it’s hard on my arthritic hands. 293 more words