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Up-cycle a Jeans Jacket

Denim Jackets seem to be having a resurgence in popularity currently. However why would you want to wear a plain boring jacket that looks the same as everyone else’s, when you could embellish and make something truly original? I have been collecting vintage pieces of tapestry and embroidery for applique and upholstery and I had… Continue reading Up-cycle a Jeans Jacket

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Embroider and appliqué a Seagull inspired Cushion

Three things inspired this craft project, the sea, gulls and the effective but random looking stitching currently used by many fine art embroiderers. They in turn appear to have been inspired by Asian quilts made out of recycled Sari’s. I embroidered the cushion front in free hand stitches. I wanted to create the curls where… Continue reading Embroider and appliqué a Seagull inspired Cushion

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Chelsea Flower Show

I was lucky enough to attend The Royal Horticultural's Chelsea Flower show this week. I got there at 8am, opening time and headed for my favourite section The Artisan gardens. I am not going to write about the large corporate sponsored gardens as so much has been written by others about them. Instead I am… Continue reading Chelsea Flower Show