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 […]
Improving well-being one stitch at a time.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]