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Sylvia’s Memory Patchwork blog

Growing up in the 1940’s/50’s, patchwork quilts and rag rugs were essential household items in our home.  Every scrap of fabric was recycled to add warmth and comfort under our feet or on our beds. “I remember that dress, it … Continue reading

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Sylvia’s Patchwork Blog

Patchwork is a great way of using up small bits of fabric. The pin cushions are hand stitched hexagon design and retail at £5.00 each. Choosing co-ordinating colours is great fun.  The pictures show the stages for assembly.     … Continue reading

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Sylvia’s First Blog

Embroidery has to be my favourite form of needlecraft. It was the first that I mastered and I love the way stitches and colours can be utilized to create a variety of interesting textures. This can be seen quite clearly … Continue reading

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Jenny – Another Waistcoat

A friend came over for lunch recently and I showed her some of the things I’ve been making recently and she fell in love with the waistcoat I made for myself mentioned in my blog last month. So I set … Continue reading

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Jenny – Cute Denim Purse Project

The wet and windy weather has been keeping me indoors recently so I’ve had lots of time to sew. I spotted a pattern for some make up bags on Pinterest and I thought I’d adapt the idea to make some … Continue reading

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A new year and new venture

For the past few years Sylvia and I have spent at least one afternoon a week sewing and crafting together. Eventually we had amassed such a pile of pretty little handcrafted items for the home, for travelling or just for … Continue reading

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