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‘We Love Low Cost Living’ Event with the Hornbeam

‘We Love Low Cost Living’ Event with the Hornbeam

March 23, 20140

Do you ever get stressed about using your money well? Do you have any good advice about saving money? I know I worry about budgeting sometimes, and it seems to…

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Coming Up at Significant Seams: March 24-March 26

March 23, 20140

Monday, March 24: Volunteer Co-Ordinator Training and Networking Lunch: if you manage or support volunteers this event is for you. You can get more details or book a place via…

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Book Review: Big Little Felt Universe

Book Review: Big Little Felt Universe

November 12, 20130

My daughter got some pretend cooking pots and utensils for her birthday in September, but we didn't really think things through completely. Although I made her a sweet little apron…

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Re-blog: Review of the Subversive Stitch

Re-blog: Review of the Subversive Stitch

November 6, 20130

In honour of the Subversive Stitch Revisited conference at the V&A Museum later this month, we bring you again this very popular review by Kate Rolison, Significant Seams volunteer, embroidery…

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Book Review, Sort Of: It’s The BIG Draw Month

Book Review, Sort Of: It’s The BIG Draw Month

October 9, 20130

I first entered the world of sewing machine drawing at a workshop at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. The class was taught by Janet Clare, who is now a…

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Coming Up at Significant Seams: September 21-28

Coming Up at Significant Seams: September 21-28

September 18, 20130

Coming up next week at Significant Seams: Saturday, September 21 Paper-Pieced Patchwork Ball: with Wenna, 10am-noon, £8Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching Group: 1-3pm, £3 suggested donation, drop-ins welcomeSewing Club: 3-5pm, £25…

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Book Review: Oliver and S: Little Things to Sew

Book Review: Oliver and S: Little Things to Sew

September 17, 20130

Whenever I look at sewing patterns, I always go back to Oliver and S designs. They make me want to sew and, as a beginning sewist, to advance at sewing.…

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Coming Up at Significant Seams: September 7-14

Coming Up at Significant Seams: September 7-14

September 3, 20130

Coming up this week at Significant Seams: Tuesday, September 10 Magical Thinking: beginners’ poetry workshop with Emma Hammond, 10am-noon, suggested donation £3 Traditional Patchwork Ten-Week Series, Week One: 12-2pm, £20/session,…

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Book Review: The Embroidered Garden

Book Review: The Embroidered Garden

August 14, 20130

The Embroidered Garden by Lois Vickers is a lovely book with some beautiful pieces of embroidery based on flowers and gardens. It features some complicated, time-consuming designs and quite a…

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Book Review: Stupid Sock Creatures

Book Review: Stupid Sock Creatures

August 7, 20130

As it says in the sub-title, Stupid Sock Creatures is all about how to make soft toy creatures from socks. (Or even one sock–very useful if you are waiting in…

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