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The Journeys We Travel

A Ramble in Different Ways Old Journeys Earlier this year I read “The Old Ways” by Robert Macfarlane. Although this book was recommended to me, I knew nothing about it. For some reason, I assumed that it would be about old ways of doing things. However, it’s about ancient paths, the reasons for their existence and the […]

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Flowers and Ruffles

Flowers and Ruffles

Uming and ahing! In my last post I mentioned how I’d discovered Japanese sewing books. After much deliberation I chose to make a top from this book:  I chose the ruffled sleeveless blouse (pattern 7a). In the book it is shown in a crisp black linen. Pattern pieces The first thing you have to do […]

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My wool wash bag made from calico and appliqued

Making a Wool Wash Bag

Sewing for Knitting I thought I’d take a break from the technical knitting posts and tell you about a sewing project that I finished last year, but have not had the time to write about. This time I decided to make the laundry bag from the Great British Sewing Bee book. The original fabric is a […]

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Tote bag with crochet handles

Sewing at Last!

It’s been a long time since I did any sewing. At school I took O-level Dressmaking (I am that old), and would have loved to have carried on to A-level, but I was told to do courses which would get me a “proper job”! I continued to make most of my clothes for many years, […]

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