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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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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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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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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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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: The Seamstress

Book Review: The Seamstress

July 31, 20130

As a keen knitter and stitcher, my eye is always drawn to any book with a hint of these activities in the title. Recently in the bookshop, the million copy…

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