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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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Stitch in Bloom

Botanical- inspired embroidery projects for you and your home I am a great admirer and follower of Lora Avedian, mixed media textile artist and RCA graduate. Like many designers her work looks deceptively simple. However don’t be fooled by this, as like the work of other great textile artists such as Marimeko, Orla Kiely, Zandra… Continue reading Stitch in Bloom

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Recycle plastic bags to make pompoms

Today I am posting a very easy to project that you can make during lock down. All you need are plastic bags, scissors, cardboard or a 'pom pom maker' and string. I am not suggesting for one moment that you waste usable plastic bags, but once they are no longer viable they can be cut… Continue reading Recycle plastic bags to make pompoms

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Make a Face Mask to help protect against Covid 19

Since, like the rest of the world, I have been in lock down I have had some time to do research into face mask making, to protect from Covid 19. I was going to create my own pattern but as there are so many mask patterns and videos on line, I decided not to reinvent… Continue reading Make a Face Mask to help protect against Covid 19

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Waxed Cloth Food Wrap

Useful Presents Make Waxed Cloth Food Wraps and give them away as  presents. Do away with all that plastic cling film and make something that really works By Juliet Bawden  Photographed by Antonia Attwood  MA RCA This project is very easy to do, it smells delicious and it works. I had been reading about food wrap… Continue reading Waxed Cloth Food Wrap