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You are So Very Beautiful * 2016

You are So Very Beautiful * 2016

January 19, 20161

In Baltimore, USA, Betsy Greer, the author of the book Craftivism has initiated a project ‘You are So Very Beautiful’, where people are being invited to create positive affirmations to…

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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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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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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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Sewing Club and classes at 131 Wood Street

Sewing Club and classes at 131 Wood Street

June 20, 20130

Following the fabulous events (and cakes, cookies, games, and other treats!) to launch this new creative community space, we are starting to settle into some routines, and our programme of…

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Book Review: Everything Alice by Hannah Read Baldrey and Christine Leech

Book Review: Everything Alice by Hannah Read Baldrey and Christine Leech

January 23, 20130

Everything Alice: The Wonderland Book of Makes by Hannah Read-Baldrey and Christine Leech I first came across this book at an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party, where the host…

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Book Review: The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker

Book Review: The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker

January 2, 20131

The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker It isn’t often that a book changes your life, much less so a book which isn’t a…

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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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GROW with the OXFAM & Craftivist Collective Inspired Tomato Jam Campiagn

GROW with the OXFAM & Craftivist Collective Inspired Tomato Jam Campiagn

September 17, 20120

There’s more than enough food for everyone but a billion of us don’t have enough to eat. That means one in seven of us goes to bed hungry, every night,…

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Significant Seams Tomato Jam Launch Stitch-in

Significant Seams Tomato Jam Launch Stitch-in

September 17, 20120

    THURSDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 Jammin’ Just got back from Significant Seams’ first “Awesomestow” Christine’s Tomato Jam Stitch-Inwith Oxfam and the Craftivist Collective. It was, if not a roaring, then…

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