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E17 Art Trail: ‘Frozen in Time’

May 30, 20150

It’s that time of year again – the E17 Art Trail begins on the 30th of May. This year, 4000 artists are expected to participate in 250 events and exhibitions…

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Tangled Yarns: Alke Schmidt at the William Morris Gallery (Part 1)

Tangled Yarns: Alke Schmidt at the William Morris Gallery (Part 1)

November 5, 20140

  The William Morris Gallery is very canny at showing contemporary artists whose output would have been looked upon most favourably by Morris himself. None more so than the latest exhibition by Alke…

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Book Review: Darn it! Traditional female skills every man should know

Book Review: Darn it! Traditional female skills every man should know

June 16, 20140

Darn it! Traditional female skills every man should know, by Sarah Williams is aimed at helping men become better at household management. It has four sections covering ‘Craft and Make-do,’ …

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Book Review: Stitch – Step by Step

Book Review: Stitch – Step by Step

May 26, 20140

There is one particular brightly coloured book that I have admiring in bookshops for quite some time, and a few months ago I was delighted to find a copy  had…

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Event Review: IHCF’s Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Excel London, 3-5th April 2014

Event Review: IHCF’s Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Excel London, 3-5th April 2014

May 12, 20140

Have you ever been to any of Excel London’s craft events? We have now, and we can recommend it (though sadly if you’re shopping for one specific item it may…

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Book Review: Needlework for Schools

Book Review: Needlework for Schools

April 14, 20140

Browsing through the Significant Seams Library, I noticed an older book which caught my eye. It was so different from the other colourful crafts and knitting books with lovely photos…

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Book Review: Miller’s Collecting Fashion & Accessories

Book Review: Miller’s Collecting Fashion & Accessories

April 7, 20140

I’ve been cataloguing the Significant Seams Stitch and Craft Library recently, and it’s been inspiring. When I came to book number 200, it felt like quite a milestone.  Therefore, this…

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Shop Review: Abstract Yarn

Shop Review: Abstract Yarn

January 22, 20140

With two yarn shops in the borough (Teasels in Leyton and JJ Wools in Chingford) closing during 2013 it was with great joy that local “yarnaholics” received the news that…

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Exhibit Review: Hereford Cathedral Textiles

Exhibit Review: Hereford Cathedral Textiles

October 17, 20130

In the summer I went to visit Hereford Cathedral. I was on holiday in the area and went to the cathedral to see the famous Mappa Mundi, a thirteenth century…

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