Sewing

Scrumbled vest

I have still got quite a lot of my naturally dyed yarn, so I began making more circles, more or less as a way of learning to crochet different textures and patterns. Before I knew where I was I was making myself a vest and thought I’d experiment with scrumbling a whole garment. Several people […]

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recycling, Repurposed, Sewing

Tablecloth Cora

I have had this embroidered linen tablecloth for a few years now. It came from the op-shop where it was deemed unsaleable due to the stains, but I was confident that I could get it clean. I pretty much got them all out by simmering in soda ash and laundry detergent. Naturally I forgot to […]

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Sewing

Zero waste pool robe

Our local pool closed down for repairs so we’ve had to move to a different pool and the first thing we noticed is that the walk from the change rooms to the pool and back is freezing. Especially after the swim when we’re wet. I decided to lengthen my Queen’s Gambit robe by finding the […]

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Sewing

Frankie Tankie for summer

I was lucky enough to win a few patterns from the Independent Pattern Designers Showcase challenge on Instagram and one of them is the Vanessa Hansen Frankie Tankie. I chose it because I thought it would fit right into my summer makes, some of which are in need of a refresh, and we’ve had lovely […]

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