Category Archives: Sewing tools

Diversion

OK, so I had to break the rule about not buying stuff. Yes, already. Well, what can you do? I needed more textured/shiny/glittery stuff for my Viking ladies. I like these space-dyed variety threads from Oliver Twists Fibres because you … Continue reading

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Breaking the rules

It wasn’t all reading, although it was very pleasant to just have some thinking time. It seems this is the year for breaking the rules. First the sewing machine and now this: I broke my own rule and bought new … Continue reading

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small things and needles

Thank you for all the very kind birthday messages. I like small things – particularly scale models. I like to see life-sized details replicated on a small scale. Some of us think large and like to see the bigger picture … Continue reading

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A post script on quilting and imperfection

I thought I might add one or two points, further to yesterday’s post and comments. I don’t use a thimble for quilting, despite having quite a few different kinds. I have a leather thimble as well as various metal ones. … Continue reading

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Curves

More sunshine today, so more gardening – but I also managed to find time for a little stitching. I’m making a new lining for this little vintage sewing basket, a gift from a good friend: The basket was made in … Continue reading

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