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Book Review: 200 Fair Isle Designs by Mary Mucklestone

Book Review: 200 Fair Isle Designs by Mary Mucklestone

December 26, 20121

200 Fair Isle Designs: Knitting Charts, Combination Designs, and Colour Variations, by Mary Mucklestone A couple of years ago I had a hankering to make my own Fair Isle sweater,…

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Book Review: How To Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns

Book Review: How To Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns

December 19, 20120

How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns: From store-bought patterns to drafting your own: a complete guide to fashion sewing with confidence, by Lee Hollahan The aim of this…

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Book Review: The Quilt Story (a children’s book about moving, meaning and memory!)

December 12, 20122

After Kate’s book review last week about the textiles of the arts & crafts movement, I feel a bit low brow with my selection for my review of the month…

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Book Review: Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement by Linda Parry

Book Review: Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement by Linda Parry

December 5, 20122

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” is perhaps the most famous adage spoken and written by William Morris.…

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Hedgerow by John Wright – A River Cottage Handbook

Hedgerow by John Wright – A River Cottage Handbook

November 28, 20120

Hedgerow – River Cottage Handbook No.7 by John Wright   How often do we sit in front of the TV watching chefs and survival specialists forage the harvest that abounds in…

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The UN Peace Rug

The UN Peace Rug

November 27, 20120

Our fabulous volunteer Zelda – who does ESL teaching within a special group of our current community project (a Wood street area secret, hee hee hee!) – spotted this amazing…

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Knits Men Want

Knits Men Want

November 21, 20121

My name is Deb’s and I live in Wood Street ward. I have been knitting for so long I can’t remember when I started! I do remember knitting (or rather…

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“Cut-loose Quilts” with a tenuous link to cheese making

“Cut-loose Quilts” with a tenuous link to cheese making

November 14, 20120

Years ago, on a somewhat random day trip, a not-unfamiliar occurrence foreshadowed my future founding of Significant Seams. As my partner met with a sequestered nun to learn how to…

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