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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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Embroidery Now

Contemporary projects for you and your home As we are in the dark dank days of November, at least here in the UK, I felt it was time to review a craft book that is a contemporary take on a a very old technique. A craft that you can easily practise with very little in… Continue reading Embroidery Now

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The Mindful Maker

35 creative Fabric Projects to Focus the Mind and soothe the soul by Clare Youngs Published by Cico Books £12.99 With Mindfulness being so much of the current zeitgeist and crafting snapping, close behind, on its heels, this book is both brilliantly timed in its publication date and at the same time utterly engaging. Squeezy… Continue reading The Mindful Maker

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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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Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Embroidery hoops are perfect for creating your own speedy eye catching wall art. They’re a great stash busting opportunity to use up a collection of much loved fabrics. You Will Need Old Embroidery hoops Fabric scraps for background and with motifs Plain fabric for motif Bondaweb Scissors   Instructions Step 1 Cut background fabric out… Continue reading Embroidery Hoop Wall Art